Cultural AI Design Methods

workshop – 240 min | Feb 3 – 14:00

The Cultural AI Design Methodology and Tool, provides an approach to the design of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from multiple perspectives and encourages new ways of thinking about the design and development of AI.

This tool builds in participatory and transparent approaches to AI design while providing understandable entry points into AI thinking. Rather than focus on problem solving, this methodology encourages problem framing.

In this workshop we will use Cultural AI Design approaches to propose an AI concept, engage in thoughtful data sorting, and use an existing AI prototyping tool to propose a Cultural AI Design project.

Christine Meinders

Christine Meinders
California College of Arts and the California Institute of the Arts, United States

About the speakers

Christine Meinders

Christine Meinders

California College of Arts and the California Institute of the Arts, United States
Christine Meinders is an innovation strategist and experience designer who uses collaborative and inclusive design approaches to creating AI design tools and developing social AI projects. Her research has focused on the design of intelligent experiences for civic/healthcare sectors, inclusive design in AI, and co-designing social experiences. Her MFA thesis project "Feminist.AI" led to a postgraduate fellowship where she continued her work on her AI Design Tool, which then led to the founding of an AI innovation consultancy. Christine has also presented herresearch at conferences and guest lectures. Christine holds an MFA in Media Design Practices from ArtCenter College of Design and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Specialties: AI Innovation Consulting, AI Design, AI Research, Emotions Analytics, Sensory AI, Socio- cultural probes, Clinical Psychology Research, Prototyping, Research (qualitative, quantitative, proprietary).

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Jana Thompson

Jana Thompson

Fjord
Jana Thompson is a data designer at Fjord in San Francisco and a member of FeministAI. Her research specializations are natural language processing, annotation, social justice, and ethnography. She has worked on language documentation projects in Texas and Sierra Leone, as an AI researcher at Accenture’s Technology Labs, and volunteered as a birth and abortion doula though SF General Hospital and the Bay Area Doula Project. Her ongoing projects include Contextual Normalcy and sound design research through FeministAI.

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