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John Zimmerman (CMU) hosted the first Webinar of the series “User Experience Design Talks @CMU Portugal”

Over 130 participants attended the CMU Portugal Webinar hosted by John Zimmerman, Tang Family Professor of HCI and AI at Carnegie Mellon’s HCI Institute hosted on April 27th. This first session launched the series of Webinars “User Experience Design Talks @CMU Portugal” that will take place between April and until June under the Advanced Training Programs in User Experience Design of the CMU Portugal Program, which is planned to start in 2021.

The introduction to the session and presentation of the UxD Advanced Training Program that will start in a near future was led by Nuno Nunes, National Director of the CMU Portugal Program and a senior researcher in the area of Human Computer Interaction. João Guerreiro, Assistant Professor at the Informatics Department at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa and one of the Faculty members of the UxD Course, welcomed the participants and introduced Professor John Zimmerman, a renowned interaction designer and researcher with more than 20 years of experience designing and researching human-AI interaction.

The talk “Designing Systems that Blend Human and Machine Intelligence” offered a view of how AI Innovation is now focused on creating intelligent tools for professional of different areas of activity including health. For example, clinicians increasingly interact with intelligent tools that aid diagnosis or that predict prognosis however many of these systems fail when they move from the lab to the real world, often for problems with human-AI interaction.
In this talk John Zimmerman explored how innovation teams can better situate AI systems and how professionals experience intelligent tools as valuable and meaningful.

For the full session please watch the video:

John Zimmerman is the Tang Family Professor of HCI and AI at Carnegie Mellon’s HCI Institute. He has 20 years of experience designing and researching human-AI interaction. His current areas of research includes intelligent systems for professionals, interaction with social robots that function as proxy people, and how designers can better engage with AI as a design material. He teaches courses in UX design, service design, and design of AI products and services.

Next Talks:

  • Session 2: May 18 at 3 pm.(Lisbon)/ 10 am (Pittsburgh)
    “Making Active Materials Green: Morphing Matter for Sustainability”
    Lining Yao is an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, directing the Morphing Matter Lab.
    More at the event page
  • Session 3: June 1st at 3 pm.(Lisbon)/ 10 am (Pittsburgh)
    Gierad Laput, Research and Engineering Manager at Apple

Registration is free but mandatory: online form. All participants will receive the login credentials the day before the event.