Josh Clark

Josh Clark is a UX design leader who helps organizations build products for what's next. He is founder of Big Medium, a New York design studio specializing in future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices, and responsive websites. His clients include Samsung, Time Inc, ExxonMobil, About.com, TechCrunch, Entertainment Weekly, eBay, O’Reilly Media, and many others. Josh has written several books, including Designing for Touch and Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps. He speaks around the world about what’s next for digital interfaces.

Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a producer of national PBS programs at Boston’s WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the popular “Couch-to-5K” (C25K) running schedule, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)

Talk at FEC18

Design in the Era of the Algorithm

30 Aug 2018 10:0011:00, Folium

In a nutshell

Machine learning is suddenly everywhere, and designers have an urgent role to play in crafting this emerging generation of AI interfaces. Learn to use machine learning as design material in your everyday work, and unearth the design principles for doing it responsibly.

What this talk is about

Designers have an urgent role to play in crafting the emerging generation of AI interfaces. This lively and inspiring talk explores a rich trove of examples—at once entertaining and sobering—to unearth the design principles for creating responsible machine-learning applications. Learn to use AI as design material in your everyday work. Adapt to the machines’ weird, unexpected, or incorrect conclusions. And above all, scrub data for bias to create a respectful and inclusive world we all want to live in.

Intended audience

Designers interested in understanding their role in the next generation of digital interfaces

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