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,  creativity, and ethics. Each public talk explores a challenge the design community is currently facing, and aims to highlight practical tools as well as inspirational perspectives. 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, November 28th
Design Is [Listening]
Daniel Perlin
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Talk with Q&A

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As designers we listen consciously and subconsciously, to ourselves and to others. Design, particularly UX design, can be thought of as a feedback loop, where systems listen to users and users listen to systems, using all of our respective senses.  

But what does it mean to listen? Or to listen to data? What happens when data listens to us? How do we design to listen and design listening?

By looking at a few recent projects, Experience Designer Daniel Perlin will explore design approaches that aim to listen to users and help users listen more closely to each other.

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2018 Schedule

Date Talk theme Speakers
January 31 Design Is [Language] Maggie Stanphill and Joscelin Cooper
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] Satyam Kantamneni
July 25 Design Is [Systematic] Liam Spradlin, Jesse Reed, Jina Anne, Ken Frederick, and August Lehrecke
August 29 Design Is [Narrative] Alex Cook
September 26 Design Is [Sci-Fi] Chris Noessel
October 24 Design Is [Equitable] Jen Devins and Nithya Sambasivan
November 28 Design Is [Listening] Daniel Perlin

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