Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field.
Each 40-minute talk will be filmed and will be followed by a Q&A session. Videos of the talks are posted to this web page within one business day of the presentation. Students may register for credit with course HCDE 521. Members of the University of Washington community are welcome to attend.
Toward Emotionally Intelligent Design
We know what makes most people click, but we don’t know as much about how they feel. Feeling is as important as form and function, and yet emotion isn’t always part of the design process. How do we do we move beyond solving problems to recognizing the rich emotional texture of our relationship with technology? This talk draws on the hallmarks of emotional intelligence—perceiving, understanding, communicating, and managing—to create a meaningful approach for emotional design that moves beyond delight.
About Pamela Pavliscak
Pamela Pavliscak studies our emotional, sometimes irrational, relationship with technology. Whether hosting awkward dinner parties for friends and their algorithms or collecting sketches of favorite apps or analyzing audio diaries for sentiment, Pamela's work is about revealing the unspoken truths of our digital lives. Pamela is founder and CEO of Change Sciences, a design research consultancy, and faculty at The Pratt Institute. Her forthcoming book, Designing for Happiness (O'Reilly, 2017), considers how to create rich emotional experiences that contribute to our well-being.