Pamela Pavliscak

Founder
Change Sciences

Pamela Pavliscak studies our emotional, sometimes irrational, relationship with technology. Whether hosting awkward dinner parties for friends and their algorithms or collecting sketches of favorite apps or analyzing audio diaries for sentiment, Pamela's work is about revealing the unspoken truths of our digital lives.

Pamela’s work with organizations like Google, IKEA, The New York Public Library, and Virgin draws designers, decision-makers, and community members into creative collaboration. Her insights have appeared in The New York Times, the LA Times, NPR, Slate, CBC, and Quartz. She’s spoken at SXSW, TEDx, TNW, and Web Summit among many others. Currently, Pamela is on faculty at Pratt Institute where she teaches the next generation of tech designers. Her book, Emotionally Intelligent Design, (O'Reilly 2018) looks a future that blends human and machine emotional intelligence.

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