NAVER LABS Europe seminars are open to the public. This seminar is virtual and requires registration.
Date: 22nd April 2021, 4:00 pm (GMT +01.00)
My robot gets me: how social interaction drives design
Speaker: Carla Diana is a designer, author, and educator who explores the impact of future technologies through hands-on experiments in product design and tangible interaction. She has designed a range of products from robots to connected home appliances, and her work has appeared on the covers of Popular Science, Technology Review and The New York Times Sunday Review.
Carla has been granted the honor of creating the 4D Design program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, serving as its first Designer in Residence; it began accepting students in Fall 2019. She also serves as Head of Design for Diligent Robotics and is an ongoing collaborator with the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab at the University of Texas, Austin, where advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning manifest in expressive robots. Carla writes and lectures frequently on the social impact of robotics and emerging technology and created the world’s first children’s book on 3D printing, LEO the Maker Prince. She cohosts the Robopsych Podcast, a biweekly discussion around design and the psychological impact of human-robot interaction.
Her latest book My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human was published by Harvard Business Review Press. Carla holds an M.F.A. in 3D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union.
Abstract: This talk will take a fresh look at products in our everyday lives through a lens of social robotics. Carla Diana will share case studies from a decade of design projects that span from thermostats to hospital robots, looking at how a holistic approach to design can give teams a clear vision for creating products that are built on meaningful, intuitive, and delightful interactions.