Misdesign: intentionality and bias in innovation

At the beginning of the semester, we started our first class with a discussion of social media. In particular, we addressed the role of social media design in its uses and abuses. We watched and discussed videos from Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook's director of product design, on the principles for design at scale, and Tristan … Continue reading Misdesign: intentionality and bias in innovation

How Good is Google Translate, Anyway?

This just in: Machine Learning is the Next Big Thing. It's going to transform the way we work, the way we live, the way we do business. Basically-- high caliber analysis here-- machine learning will solve all our problems. I'm kidding, of course. This isn't news; machine learning's life-changing (awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing) potential has been … Continue reading How Good is Google Translate, Anyway?