Empowering: Bringing your IA/UX skills to AI by understanding, guiding, supporting AI projects
This practical workshop for IA/UX practitioners will increase your knowledge and confidence creating human-centered, responsible AI systems. This workshop is for people that may find themselves pulled into AI projects (even if you don’t work for AI firms), or you may become aware of AI projects in your organization that should involve IA/UX (with your advocacy). You do not need to be doing AI work now or have AI experience/knowledge to participate. In this workshop we will explore the various types of AI systems, how they work, their applications/implications, and roles you can play on teams. Through a wide range of examples and group activities, we’ll have fun exploring the landscape, how to apply our skills/methods, and how our involvement matters!
Duane Degler is a partner in Design for Context, a usable design consultancy. He focuses on emerging digital practices centered around how users interact successfully with AI, knowledge graphs and taxonomy integration, in order to create information-rich applications. Duane leads projects in the US and Europe, emphasizing the human aspects of technology adoption.
Rebecca Evanhoe has more than 10 years of experience in imagining, designing, planning, analyzing, and advocating for engaging conversational experiences. She has designed voice assistants, chatbots, talking conference rooms, games, healthcare simulations, and more. Rebecca co-authored Conversations with Things: UX Design for Chat and Voice. Her background in chemistry and writing provides an interesting mix of arts, humanities, science and tech.