It is without a doubt, we are experiencing Future Shock, a cultural phenomena coined by Alvin Toffler in 1970. We are gaining so much from technology, but at what cost? Ubiquitous computing is accelerating at a rate that we have not yet understood how to cope with. How might we better understand the impacts of technological progression on the human brain, societies, and the world we live in?
Grounded in symbolism, empathy, and awareness, our talk will discuss the history of uninformed design and the impacts that we experience today. We will address universal design and why it matters to us all. To conclude, we will identify systems and processes that foster sustainable design decisions for ourselves, our society, and environment.
The UXPA community must know about this idea because the opportunity for merging social need and innovation is immense. This talk will create space for interdisciplinary thinkers to identify new ways to apply their work to not only immediate user needs, but social needs for future generations.