Design Shift: Tech vs. Humans
Part 1: Meg Blake

1pm (AEST), every Tuesday in June

Well, nothing could have prepared us for the recent events of 2020, not only from major disruptions in our lives due to the pandemic but also the need to adopt technological innovation at a much faster pace than ever before. At the rising age of data science, digital platforms, automation, artificial intelligence, cyborgs and smart technology – are we losing touch with what it means to be human?

AGDA now brings ‘Design Shift: Tech vs. Humans’ online – a weekly five-part live webinar series with our presenter, San San Truong. We have prepared a line up of speakers with a view to learn what communication and technology companies, designers and thought leaders are practicing today to acknowledge humanity in the face of rapid technological change. Plug into their minds as we touch on some key issues each week to consider and explore their contributions of human-centric design for what might shape a better future.

Part 1: How to stay human in the face of technology

Meg Blake – Product and Design Consultant at ThoughtWorks

Our first conversation begins with Meg Blake, a product designer and consultant for Thoughtworks. Together we explore the topic of human-centric design in the face of rapid technological change. With her work and experience in UX, she provides strategies for taking responsibility in creating technologies that reflect our human values and intentions for good design.

Followed by a Q&A.

Design Shift Series – TECH vs. HUMANS

Presented by San San Truong for AGDA

Part 1: How to stay human in the face of technology

with guest speaker Meg Blake