To innovate is to change. To progress is to adapt. As creatives, we strive to bring about positive changes in all that we do – but what of the moments where our pursuit of innovation is at direct opposition with the very livelihoods of others?
From AI and advanced analytics to robotics and automation, millions of roles, teams, and organizations are at peril if not proactively progressed and accordingly advanced. As the very designers, innovators, and harbingers of ever-accelerating change, it is our burden to share of how we best design around and for putting others out of work.
In this session, we’ll explore the necessary practices and modes of mentality that enable us to sustain a high velocity of innovation without losing consideration of the very real wakes of our decisions, the needs of those adversely affected, and methods of mitigation to ensure that we cultivate the fundamentals of caring in all that we design and do – no matter how innovative or radical.
• Real-world lessons learned (and how to avoid similar pitfalls)
• Best practices for proactively identifying the potentially adverse effects of our design decisions
• Methods to advance – not eliminate – the roles and responsibilities of those in the shifting collision course of innovation