Chris Noessel

Author, Global Design Practice Manager at IBM Design,
USA.

Chris Noessel

Christopher 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 scifiinterfaces.com, and author of Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People (Rosenfeld Media, 2017) He is currently contemplating books about meaning machines and interfaces that improve their users.



Designing with Agentive Technology

6 hrs Workshop | Categeory: ML & AI | Target Audience: A working familiarity with interaction design practice OR product management practice will make understanding and participating in the workshop easier.

In his keynote at UXIndia 2017, Christopher introduces the concept of agentive artificial intelligence and challenges us to rethink the products and services we design. In this workshop, Christopher lets us

Three key takeaways

  • What is agentive technology?

  • How can we put the unique use cases into practice?

  • What changes when we think of a real world product as an agent?



Getting Up to Speed on Agentive Technology

30min Talk | Categeory: ML & AI | Target Audience: A working familiarity with interaction design practice OR product management practice will make understanding and participating in the workshop easier.

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. Join Christopher Noessel of IBM as he introduces us to the concepts from his new book, Designing Agentive Technology (Rosenfeld Media, 2017).

Three key takeaways

  • What is agentive technology?

  • How does it compare to other forms of AI and Narrow AI?

  • What are the unique use cases to consider for this tech?