Chris Noessel

Designing for Agents: The UX of Soft AI

Date: This event took place live on October 15 2015

Presented by: Chris Noessel

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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There is a new category of technology that is emerging across the world, in which a system does complex work on behalf of its user. In these agentive systems, a low-level artificial intelligence acts as an agent on a user's behalf to accomplish some task. It delivers on the promises of user-centered design more than ever before, but will require that designers and technologists think of them clearly and distinctly. It will require them to master new scenarios and new tools. Come get ahead of this trend as Chris introduces it and tours the tech across 7 key examples.

About Chris Noessel

I am a public speaker and trainer, keynoting and teaching all over the world on topics like sci-fi, designing the future, interaction design in all its guises, pair design, and, fingers crossed, generative randomness. Contact me if you're interested in having me speak at your event.

In my day job as the Design Fellow at Cooper, I design products, services, and strategy for a variety of domains, including healthcare, financial management, and consumer apps. In prior experience I've developed interactive kiosks and spaces for museums, helped to visualize the future of counter-terrorism, built prototypes of coming technologies for Microsoft, and designed telehealth devices to accommodate the crazy facts of modern healthcare.

My spidey sense goes off about random topics, and this has led me to speak at conferences about a wide range of things from interactive narrative to ethnographic user research, interaction design, to free-range learning, and, most recently, the relationship between science fiction and interface design. I was one of the founding graduates of the now-passing-into-legend Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy, where my grad thesis was a service design for lifelong learners called Fresh.

Check out my talk about the best and worst interfaces in sci-fi.

Twitter: @chrisnoessel

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