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Wednesday, February 11 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Everything You Want, Right When You Want It

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As designers, we like to pride ourselves on our ability to be empathetic to our users true needs, but in consumer product design we increasingly default to a single aim. Optimizing for convenience, comfort and efficiency.

Smart objects, personalized algorithms and the convenience economy are in the process of changing almost every corner of our lives. Their promise, of delivering just the right thing at the right time is intoxicating. But in a world where algorithms start to shape more and more of our daily experience, how do we design human values into the things we create instead of purely optimizing for convenience and comfort? And how are shifting notions of convenience effecting society, from energy usage to happiness?


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Ian Bach

Interaction Design Lead, Method
I'm a visual interaction designer with a passion for creating new digital products. My background industrial design informs a passion for inter-disciplinary work; digital products, designed for the physical world. Consumer electronics, connected products and physical interaction. | | I like prototyping stuff and treating users as humans not data points.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
2. YBCA: Screening Room 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103