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UX Speaker Series: Charles Dorner, Concept Lab, "Machine Learning & Design: a New Frontier in Product Development"
UX Speaker Series:  Charles Dorner, Concept Lab, "Machine Learning & Design: a New Frontier in Product Development"
WhenFriday, Feb 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Campus locationSavery Hall (SAV)
Campus room260
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsHuman Centered Design & Engineering

Every Friday in winter quarter the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering brings industry experts to speak about current issues in user experience (UX) research and design.

All talks are free and open to the public. Students register for course credit with HCDE 521.

Talk title
Machine Learning & Design: a New Frontier in Product Development

Talk abstract
Machine Learning has exploded onto the product development scene over the past 5 years. Challenges have arisen for companies building products based on ML components as agreed upon best practices do not yet exist. Similar to how standard development models have changed over time from a waterfall model to an agile one, the model for development of ML based products is quickly changing. We will explore some of the customer-focused techniques and design patterns that can be used by teams building ML products to increase the likelihood of product success.

About the speaker
Charles Dorner is a Washington native who started from a Math & Computer Science background and has ended up finding himself in love with the creation of beautiful customer experiences.  He has spent the past 5 years as a Design Technologist and Inventor at Amazon with 78 patents pending and 25 issued, including the predecessor concept to the Echo Look. He is an evangelist at heart, working to influence teams to make strategic experience-based decisions. He loves finding technical solutions to enable these new customer experiences. His current focus is developing tools to empower designs throughout the product process and integrating customer experience based thought processes into all aspects of the business.…
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