As AI Dominates More of Our Lives, How Design Can Mitigate Unethical Behavior

John Maeda from Automattic and former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Design partner, at South by Southwest Interactive 2017 before presenting his annual #DesignInTech report. Photo credit: Ken Yeung

Last April, former President Barack Obama released a video warning us not to believe everything we see and hear on the internet, at least many thought it was from the ex-president. In actuality, it was produced by actor and director Jordan Peele using artificial intelligence (AI) and highlighted deepfakes. There are many examples of how… Continue reading As AI Dominates More of Our Lives, How Design Can Mitigate Unethical Behavior

Making The Case For Why Inclusion Is Good For Design In Tech

There’s no shortage of criticism about technology’s impact in today’s society, but often the attention being paid is to the algorithms and capabilities — it’s the¬†function, but not the form. But the programming isn’t solely to blame for the woes inflicted on us by technology, as part of our attention should be looking at the… Continue reading Making The Case For Why Inclusion Is Good For Design In Tech

Apple Appears To Listen To The Social Web, Arrives At SXSW & People Flock

I’m almost set to head out to my third year at the South by Southwest conference and one of the things I had to write about was Apple’s somewhat “surprising” announcement that they were setting up an ad hoc store near the heart of the SXSW event that I was going to. When I say… Continue reading Apple Appears To Listen To The Social Web, Arrives At SXSW & People Flock

First Timers: Tips For Surviving South by Southwest Interactive 2011

In just one week from now, thousands of geeks, nerds, entrepreneurs, investors and marketers will be converging on Austin, Texas in one of the biggest celebrations of technology, innovation, social media and networking. For over 25 years, the South by Southwest conference has been one of the shining parts of the year that has helped… Continue reading First Timers: Tips For Surviving South by Southwest Interactive 2011