Design shift, tech vs humans

Date:17 March 2020

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Presented by AGDA
NGV Melbourne Design Week
With 2020 already upon us – what did you predict this new decade would bring? Did we foresee that humans would become so co-dependant on technology? At the rising age of data science, digital platforms, automation, artificial intelligence, cyborgs and smart technology – are we losing touch with what it means to be human?
ADGA Design Shift presents a collection of five unique perspectives, with a view to learn what communication and technology companies, designers and thought leaders are practicing today to acknowledge humanity in the face of rapid technological change. Plug into their minds as we touch on some key issues to consider and explore the contributions of human-centric design for what might shape a better future.
Join us at Melbourne Design Week in uncovering some of the challenges and opportunities we as designers face today and can do for tomorrow.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. Click here to check out other events at Melbourne Design Week.

Meg Blake – Product and Design Consultant at ThoughtWorks
Grant Farrelly – Head of UX & Design at PENSO
Haifa Sekkouah – Product Design Lead at Zendesk
Gustavo Vampre Franco – Creative Director at Deloitte Digital
And Dr Jenny Waycott – Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Melbourne University



Luke van O (Introduction)
San San Truong
Simon Breese

Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Registration 6:15pm
NGVA Theatrette, Federation Square
$20 AGDA members
$35 Public
$25 Students
Limited tickets are available.
Image credit: San San Truong