As I wrap up my second year in the MGD program, I can’t help but do that cliche thing and think about how far I’ve come as a designer, as a person, what I would […]
I’m doing a lot of reflecting. Last year, around this time, I was preparing to graduate. I remember wishing that time would slow down a bit – if any moment were to move in slow […]
I’m thinking about humanity embedded in Machine Learning
I’m thinking about missed connections.
Working with LAS was a complex and ultimately very rewarding project.
I am thinking about this semester…and stressing about next.
And I know that the client will never really notice this — they won’t notice the anticipation and subtleties of movement. But hopefully they’ll feel it, they’ll understand on some level that the transitions are graceful.
I am finishing the Spring 2022 semester along with my classmates who have gone through the same classes and projects. And yet we all have had different experiences and takeaways. What I may have found […]
“Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction” – Pablo Picasso
Speaking anecdotally, not having straightforward paths is both a relief and fertile source of anxiety. I think Robert Frost wrote something about that, I can’t really remember…in any case, the point I want to make […]
I’m thinking about sleep…or not sleeping
I’m thinking about hustle culture in academia.
I’m thinking about why I’m in grad school
There is a desire to believe that this non-human person in our homes is really a kind of person, and is one who wouldn’t sit by and let bad things happen to us.
This past Friday, Paul Pangaro, professor from Carnegie Mellon University, came to speak to our class about how artificial intelligence and the power of conversation can go together, and also redefine what conversation actually means. […]
I am reflecting on last Friday (02/04). We had a guest lecturer, Paul Pangaro, come and talk to us about conversation and conversational bots (i.e. Alexa). Before going into this, I didn’t realize how much […]
I’ve been thinking about the art of conversation and staying sane.
We’re learning how to listen.
Conversation is highly complex. Even simple conversations such as deciding what to get for lunch are full of turns and complexity. The changing context, the emotions behind an utterance, and past experiences are just a […]
We’re [GD – 502] reflecting on Paul Pangaro’s illuminating February 4th workshop about designing conversations. In both the lecture and workshop, Pangaro illustrates a new reality for conversing with AI Voicebots: he imagines devices that […]