Design Is [...] 2018: General Information

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Welcome to the home for Design Is […], a monthly speaker series on the future of design and creativity. Each public talk is centered on a theme and the series highlights a broad range of perspectives on everything from human-centered design to VR and ethics. Whether you’re attending live or catching up on our archive of recorded talks, this is the place to find details on speakers, schedule—and for those in San Francisco, info on how to attend a talk. Design Is [...] talks take place on Wednesday evenings at the Google office in San Francisco. We’ll add event announcements and links as they become available—please check back often.  

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Wednesday, April 25
Design Is [Empathic]
Danielle Krettek, Google Empathy Lab
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Talk with Q&A

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We're living in an age where objects and digital assistants come alive with machine intelligence. Today, things have brains—they learn, listen, and speak. But did you realize that this new paradigm of interaction is inherently social, emotional, and narrative-driven? 

Join Danielle Krettek of Google's Empathy Lab as she uses neurobiology, psychology, art, film, and music to explain how this wave of personal AI defines a future deeply rooted in feeling.

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2018 Schedule

Date Talk theme Speakers
January 31 Design Is [Language] Ryan Powell, Wendy Ju, and Melissa Cefkin
February 28 Design Is [Screenless] Golden Krishna
March 28 Design Is [Autonomous] Ryan Powell, Wendy Ju, and Melissa Cefkin
April 25 Design Is [Empathy] Danielle Krettek
June 27 Design Is [Business] Saytam Kantamneni

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