Artificial Intelligence and the Future of UX

July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Office of Career Design

6:30 - 7:00pm informal networking

7:00pm presentation

AI has become a part of our everyday lives and impacts nearly everything we do - how we get our news, how we get from point a to point b, or how we cure diseases. What special challenges does AI present to UX designers and researchers? What specific and unique role do we play? And are we falling down on the job?

Crystal Rutland of Particle Design will talk about how the UX community has a responsibility to step up to the plate and answer the challenge being presented to us by AI engineers. Right now, the engineers and scientists are leading the way. As designers, we have a moral obligation to start catching up quickly.

About the speaker: Crystal Rutland is the CEO and founder of Particle Design, a user-experience design agency that creates future-facing experiences for companies across the globe. Crystal has worked with leaders at the intersection of technology, business, and smart design for over 15 years, working with clients such as Intel, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, Dreamworks and Virgin Hyperloop One. She centers her vision and work on the power of empathy, and its ability to allow brands to connect meaningfully with people.

PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits.