DESIGNX TORONTO – MAY

State of Design
& Emerging Tech

6.00PM, Wednesday, May 1 2019

Council of Chambers, Cityhall Toronto

BROUGHT TO YOU BY

OUR SPEAKERS FOR THE EVENING

Designing for AR/VR

Naheel Jawaid, PRODUCT DESIGNER (AR/VR), GOOGLE

Naheel has spent the last couple years working on innovative V1 products at Google in NYC. He’s had the opportunity to collaborate with teams throughout Google on a lot of exciting projects like setting a vision for AR in the Google Maps org, prototyping immersive features for Google Arts & Culture, helping design for a music startup within Google’s Area 120 incubator, and even leading teams to launch AR/VR products for classrooms.

Designing for Human & AI Relationships

CHRYSTEL BLACK, HEAD OF DESIGN, ELEMENT.AI

Chrystel Black is an industrial designer, with a Master’s degree in human computer interaction and a certification in business analysis. She manages the design group at Element AI, one of the the world leaders in artificial intelligence. Her group is leading the product and service design strategy and operations, investing strategically in design research, co-design and fundamental research to orient the future of work while ensuring central issues such as ethics and trust in AI technologies are not overlooked.”

Designing for the Public Good

Paula Kwan, Director, Civic Innovation Office

In our February DesignX meetup, you would have heard Paula sit on our panel and briefly describe why designers should care about the public service. Since then, we’ve heard the community say with excitement how they want to learn more about the projects that her innovation team is working on, and how a designer’s toolkit can be used to create and enhance products and services for the public good. Paula will showcase three different projects with one that YOU can help with that evening.

Designing for AR/VR

Naheel Jawaid, PRODUCT DESIGNER (AR/VR), GOOGLE

Naheel has spent the last couple years working on innovative V1 products at Google in NYC. He’s had the opportunity to collaborate with teams throughout Google on a lot of exciting projects like setting a vision for AR in the Google Maps org, prototyping immersive features for Google Arts & Culture, helping design for a music startup within Google’s Area 120 incubator, and even leading teams to launch AR/VR products for classrooms.

Designing for Human & AI Relationships

CHRYSTEL BLACK, HEAD OF DESIGN, ELEMENT.AI

Chrystel Black is an industrial designer, with a Master’s degree in human computer interaction and a certification in business analysis. She manages the design group at Element AI, one of the the world leaders in artificial intelligence. Her group is leading the product and service design strategy and operations, investing strategically in design research, co-design and fundamental research to orient the future of work while ensuring central issues such as ethics and trust in AI technologies are not overlooked.”

Designing for THE PUBLIC GOOD

Paula Kwan, Director, City of Toronto, Civic Innovation Office

In our February DesignX meetup, you would have heard Paula sit on our panel and briefly describe why designers should care about the public service. Since then, we’ve heard the community say with excitement how they want to learn more about the projects that her innovation team is working on, and how a designer’s toolkit can be used to create and enhance products and services for the public good. Paula will showcase three different projects with one that YOU can help with that evening.

GRAB A SPOT BEFORE WE SELL OUT!

AGENDA FOR THE EVENING

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