Christopher Noessel: “Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People” | Talks at Google

About Christopher Noessel:
Christopher Noessel is the Global Design Practice Manager for the Travel and Transportation sector with IBM, bringing IBM Design goodness to his vertical. He also teaches, speaks about, and evangelizes design internationally. His spidey-sense goes off semi-randomly, leading him to investigate and speak about a range of things from interactive narrative to ethnographic user research, interaction design to generative randomness, and designing for the future. He is co-author of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), co-author of About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, 4th Edition (Wiley, 2015), keeper of the blog, and author of Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People (Rosenfeld Media, 2017). Chris is currently contemplating books about meaning machines and interfaces that improve their users.

About “Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People”:
Advances in narrow artificial intelligence make possible agentive systems that do things directly for their users (like, say, an automatic pet feeder). They deliver on the promise of user-centered design, but present fresh challenges in understanding their unique promises and pitfalls. “Designing Agentive Technology” provides both a conceptual grounding and practical advice to unlock agentive technology’s massive potential.

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