Pamela Pavliscak studies the future of feelings. Obsessed by our conflicted emotional relationship with technology, her work is part deep dive research, part data science, part design. As a researcher, she creates experiments that challenge us to see technology—and ourselves—in new ways. Whether documenting new internet emotions or asking people to confront their digital alter egos, Pamela’s research is aimed at understanding how technology can help us be human.
Pamela’s work with organizations like Google, IKEA, The New York Public Library, and Virgin draws designers, decision-makers, and community members into creative collaboration. She’s also co-founder of SoundingBox, a new online research platform. Her insights have appeared in The New York Times, the LA Times, NPR, Slate, CBC, and Quartz. She’s spoken at SXSW, TEDx, TNW, and Web Summit among many others. Currently, Pamela is on faculty at Pratt Institute where she teaches the next generation of tech designers.
Webcast: Emotionally intelligent design September 08, 2016
Pamela Pavliscak draws on the hallmarks of emotional intelligence—perceiving, understanding, communicating, and managing—to create a meaningful approach to emotional design that moves beyond delight.
Webcast: Data-Informed Design January 08, 2015
This webcast walks through how to identify the data that means the most to user experience and how to use it to make smart decisions about design.