Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA

information architecture conference sessions

1:15pm–1:55pm Friday, 01/22/2016
Molly Steenson (Carnegie Mellon University)
The architecture of digital systems isn't just a metaphor. It developed out of a 50-year collaborative relationship between architects and designers, on one side, and technologists in AI, cybernetics, and computer science, on the other. Molly Steenson traces that history of interaction, tying it to contemporary lessons aimed at designing for a complex world.
1:45pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 01/20/2016
Alastair Somerville (Acuity Design)
Slides:   1-PDF 
Understanding our own senses and how we create meaning is essential when designing for a world of hyper-user-centered devices that sense and talk to us, like wearables and the IoT. Alastair Somerville draws on his project knowledge and cognitive research to explore how we can rediscover our own senses and emotions to create frameworks for successful future product design.