The Clinical Repairman

It’s the day Doug hates; his yearly tune up. It’s not painful or anything, it’s the med-shop. It’s such an awkward, rough environment that reminds him of the accident and what he lost. Granted through the miracle of this modern technology, Doug was able to walk again after being a double-amputee, but after the novelty […]

Artificial Futures Launch Presentation

On January 19, 2023, we launched Artificial Futures. The evening was the culmination of months of planning and years of experience. An amazing crew of humans was on hand to support the launch and during the evening, founder Shane Saunderson gave a presentation about the company’s vision, mission, and offerings. If you want to know […]

The Case for Artificial Experience DesignFeatured

The history of User Experience (UX) is a reactive one. Long before the term was coined, let alone developed into a robust set of tools and frameworks, people were fighting back against the cold, dehumanizing doctrines of Taylorism and Ford’s assembly line. These methods treated people like cogs in a machine. Yet due to their […]

Automate with Caution: Learnings from a History of Dehumanization

As a researcher in Human-Robot Interaction, a lecturer in digital transformation, and a historian of all things automated, I am constantly surprised by the consistent failure of organizations deploying automation. I speak broadly here of automation: technologies that execute multi-step processes with minimal human intervention. More colloquially, I’m talking about robots, AI, IoT, chatbots, computerization, […]