User Experience Design Shaping Our World
Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM
110 E 2nd St
The ever-presence of technology in our everyday life has given rise to many questions about how this shift shapes our reality and our experiences in the world. Join cultural anthropologists Genevieve Bell from Intel Labs, and Mimi Ito from UC Irvine, for a conversation on what makes us human in a digital world.
VP Intel Fellow
Dr. Genevieve Bell is an Australian-born anthropologist and researcher. As director of User Interaction and Experience in Intel Labs, she leads a research team of social scientists, interaction des...Show the rest
Dr. Genevieve Bell is an Australian-born anthropologist and researcher. As director of User Interaction and Experience in Intel Labs, she leads a research team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers, and computer scientists. This team shapes and helps create new Intel technologies and products that are increasingly designed around people's needs and desires. In this team and her prior roles, Dr. Bell has fundamentally altered the way Intel envisions and plans its future products so that they are centered on people's needs rather than simply silicon capabilities.
In addition to leading this increasingly important area of research at Intel, Dr. Bell is an accomplished industry pundit on the intersection of culture and technology. She is a regular public speaker and panelist at technology conferences worldwide, sharing insights gained from her extensive international field work and research. In 2011 she co-wrote "Divining the Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing" with Prof. Paul Dourish of UC Irvine. In 2010, Dr. Bell was named one of Fast Company's inaugural "100 Most Creative People in Business." She also is the recipient of several patents for consumer electronics innovations.
Moving to the United States for her undergraduate studies, she graduated from Bryn Mawr with a bachelor's degree in anthropology. She then attended Stanford University, earning her master's degree and a doctorate in cultural anthropology, as well as acting as a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology. With a father who was an engineer and a mother who was an anthropologist, perhaps Dr. Bell was fated to ultimately work for a technology company, joining Intel in 1998.Hide the rest
University Of California Irvine
Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist who studies new media use, particularly among young people, in Japan and the United States, and a Professor in Residence at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.