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Future By Design - Toronto (George Brown College)


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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6:00 - 8:00 PM
George Brown College School of Design
230 Richmond St E, Room 201
Toronto, ON


Attend a live screening and interactive discussion of RGD's next Future By Design hosted by Geroge Brown College in Toronto. Presenters include Debbie Millman, Carissa Carter and Josh Lovejoy!

Attendees at this location will be placed in a draw to win Monotype prize bag, as well as a copy of Douglas Davis' Creative Strategy and the Business of Design.

Attendees will also be placed in a draw to win one complimentary registration to either DesignThinkers Vancouver 2018 or DesignThinkers Toronto 2018.




1. The Democratization of Branding, presented by Debbie Millman 

How The Pussy Hat changed everything we know about branding in the 21st century

Debbie is host of the award-winning podcast Design Matters, one of the world’s very first podcasts; Chair of the first ever Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts, a curator for the Museum of Design, a contributor to Print Magazine, President Emeritus of AIGA and the author of six books on design and branding. 


2. 2018 is the Year of the Intangibles, presented by Carissa Carter

The commoditization of design, and the intangible abilities most important for design in the year ahead.  

As the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Stanford, Carissa guides the development of the’s pedagogy, leads its instructors, and shapes its class offering. Previously Carissa ran her own design practice and worked in Hong Kong leading user research efforts for the Asian market for for Herman Miller.

3. Human-Centered Machine Learning, presented by Josh Lovejoy

In order to thrive, Machine Learning must become multi-disciplinary. It’s as much—if not more so—a social systems challenge as it is a technical one. ML is the science of making predictions based on patterns and relationships that have been automatically discovered in data, but it doesn’t perform this task alone. Every facet of ML is fueled and mediated by human judgment; from the idea to develop a model in the first place, to the sources of data chosen to train from, to the sample data itself and the methods and labels used to describe it, all the way to the success criteria chosen to evaluate its performance. Suffice to say, the UX axiom “you are not the user” is more important than ever. In this talk, we’ll walk through some practical exercises to help drive AI innovation through human-centered design. 

Josh Lovejoy is a Staff User Experience Designer in the Experimental Design Group at Google, where he works at the intersection of product design, ethics, and artificial intelligence. He believes that human-centered design thinking can change the world for the better; that by seeking to address the unmet needs of people—instead of just technological opportunity—we can build tools that nourish, restore, and augment human capability. Josh leads UX for the People + AI Research initiative, and most recently before that, led AI UX for the Google Clips camera, and co-founded a cross-company program dedicated to machine learning fairness.



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George Brown College School of Design
230 Richmond St E
Room 201
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1P4

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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