Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Patrick Hebron

Patrick Hebron
Scientist in Residence, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University


Patrick Hebron is a scientist in residence and adjunct graduate professor in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications program. Patrick’s research relates to the development of machine learning-enhanced digital design tools. He is the creator of Foil, a next-generation design and programming environment that aims to extend the creative reach of its users through the assistive capacities of machine learning. Patrick has worked as a software developer and design consultant for numerous corporate and cultural institution clients, including Google, Oracle, Guggenheim/BMW Labs, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.


3:35pm–4:15pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Technology, tools, and process
Location: California West
Level: Non-technical
Patrick Hebron (New York University)
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Is it possible to simplify design tools without limiting their expressivity? Patrick Hebron investigates how recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence will enable a new generation of tools that help novice and expert designers alike develop deeply nuanced and original ideas without committing to a steep learning curve or ceding creative control to the machine. Read more.