Designing Agentive Technology

AI That Works for People

21 jun 2017 – Rotterdam

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

Join Chris Noessel, as he introduces us to the concepts from his new book Designing Agentive Technology.

Christopher Noessel is the Global Design Practice Manager for Travel and Transportation industries with IBM. He teaches, speaks about, and evangelizes design internationally. His spidey-sense goes off semi-randomly, leading him speak about 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).

Practical information

Bar opens at 19:30, program starts at 20:00
Location Het Industriegebouw, Rotterdam
Admission Free, drinks for own account
Language This presentation will be held in English
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Het Industriegebouw is located in Hoogkwartier. This area, situated between Oostplein and Markthal is easily accessible both by public transport and by car and with ample parking.

Travelling by public transport: Take a train to station Blaak or the metro to station Oostplein. Both stations are a stone's throw from Het Industriegebouw.


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