Keynote by Aza Raskin (US): Humane Design & Human Protection

Thursday, Sep 5
20:00 — 21:15
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Keynote by Aza Raskin (US): Humane Design & Human Protection

We all know how the notion of time and space disappear as we pass thru the content of infinite scroll powered apps and web pages. Interaction designer Aza Raskin argues that it’s an abuse of human weakness. In his talk at Techfestival, he puts the problem in context and delivers actionable strategies for designers and users to apply.

Aza is a co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology, which is focusing on reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with human interests. Previously, Aza Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as Head of User Experience, was named to Forbes 30-under-30 and was named Master of Design by Fast Company, for his work founding Massive Health. The company was acquired by Jawbone, where he was VP of Innovation. Before that, he founded (acquired by Google), Humanized (acquired by Mozilla), and was a dark matter physicist at both University of Chicago and Tokyo University. He is proud to have served on the board for Planned Parenthood in California. He is less proud to have invented the infinite scroll.

This September, Aza is bringing his experience and insight, as he joins the conversation at Techfestival, Copenhagen. For Aza, the mission to humanise technology is especially personal; his father, Jef Raskin, created the Macintosh project at Apple with the vision that technology should help, not harm, humans.

Whilst you wait for September, check out Aza Raskin’s talk on creating human-protective design. .

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