Schedule

UX AVANT – Ethics, design and technology

Date:
Hour: 19:15 h
Place: Elisava (La Rambla, 30-32), Sala Aleix Carrió (1st floor)


In the framework of the Master’s Degree in Web Design and Internet Projects Management, we present the 4th edition of UX Avant, a space for the exhibition, reflection and development of user experience design as a driving force for innovation.

In this new session, several experts on the ethical aspects of technology and design will give their point of view and discuss how our designs, as well as the decisions we make in the projects in which we participate, can deeply affect people’s lives. They will also reflect on the ethical dimension of technology in our lives.

The emphasis will be placed on interactive technologies and artificial intelligence, but the event has the will to go further: the organizers promise that this session will be interesting for all kinds of designers. Conversation and reflection on ethical aspects is too important to be left entirely to philosophers. The designers, artists and engineers have a lot to bring to the table.


Speakers

Joana Moll – TW: @joana_moll
Artist and researcher. Co-founder of Critical Interface Politics research group http://crit.hangar.org and co-director of http://ifapa.me 

David Casacuberta – TW: @dcasacuberta
Professor of Philosophy of Science at the UAB, his current line of research is the social and cognitive impacts of ICT.

Rosa Llop – TW: @rosallopDesigner and professor. Co-director of the Master’s Degree in Web Design and Internet Projects Management. Her line of research is the criticism of software for digital publishing in relation to the opportunities of graphic expression offered to its users, author of Hacia un lenguaje de parámetros (Gustavo Gili, 2014).

Oier Romillo – TW: @oierromillo
Trainee philosopher and service designer. He leads multidisciplinary teams willing to face challenges and strategic projects in organizations that seek to orientate towards design and innovation.
 

Moderator

Ariel Guersenzvaig – TW: @interacciones
Co-director of the Master’s Degree in Web Design and Internet Projects Management and Director of the Master's Degree in Design and Communication.


About UX Avant

UX Avant is the visible face of the research laboratory of the Master’s Degree in Web Design and Internet Projects Management. The objective of the laboratory is to promote dialogue between disciplines, the exhibition of professional practice, the exploration of speculative practices that foster innovation and the transmission of knowledge among professionals, researchers and students. 

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