Professor Lin-Lin Chen on Design in the age of AI and data. Welcome to 'Meet the Editor' and 'Engineering Systems Design Research Seminar Series'

Monday 06 Apr 20


Jaap Daalhuizen
Associate Professor
DTU Management
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Philip Cash
Associate Professor
DTU Management
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Title of Talk: Design, in the age of AI and Data


Design is faced with a fundamental shift when we change from designing forms, to designing interactions, and, now, to designing experience with intelligent, learning systems. We, designers and design researchers need to ask ourselves several questions. How deep do we want to design the experience: the aesthetics of appearance, the interaction, the dialogue, the decision, or the value of such a system? How much should designers learn about AI and ML algorithms? How can designers learn to make use of data, and also contribute to collecting better data, with concerns for privacy and bias? And finally, how can design, as a discipline that always has a human-centered focus, speak up and influence the development of AI and ML to enable human autonomy and ensure human value?


Lin-Lin Chen is Dean, Full Professor and chair of Design Innovation Strategy in the Faculty of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. She is also professor in the department of Design at Taiwan Tech. She received her B.S. degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA. She has been dean of the College of Design at Taiwan Tech from 2004 to 2010, president of the Chinese Institute of Design from 2007 to 2008, and convener for the arts (and design) area committee of Taiwan’s National Science Council from 2009 to 2011. She is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Design (SCI, SSCI, AHCI), past president of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), and fellow of the Design Research Society. Her research focuses on user interfaces for the Internet of Things, design innovation strategy and aesthetics of forms and intelligence.


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