Artificial intelligence and machine learning are a new area that UX designers need to learn—but what do AI and machine learning need to learn from design and UX? In this talk, Molly will use her unique expertise in design and computation to show the future of AI from the angle of design and UX—knowing the user, framing problems, representing the human, and pushing the boundaries of experience through the power of design.
Molly Wright Steenson is a designer, writer, and international speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of design, architecture, and AI. She is the author of the forthcoming book Architectural Intelligence: How Designers, Tinkerers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, Fall 2017), which tells the radical history of AI’s impact on design and architecture and how it poured the foundation for contemporary digital design. A web pioneer since 1994, she’s worked at groundbreaking design studios, consultancies, and Fortune 500 companies for 23 years. Dr. Steenson is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and holds a PhD in architecture from Princeton University and a master’s in architectural history from Yale.