Humanizing AI Schedulers

This project uses speculative futuring techniques to initiate a dialogue about how designers should engage with emerging technologies. Through an autoethnographic study focusing on a completely scheduled lifestyle, it explores the designer’s role in the emerging trend of AI-powered scheduling solutions for efficiency enhancement. The project was inspired by the teachings of the university’s “Aesthetics of Intelligence” and concluded with a proposed mindset for working with new technology. As designers, we should be aware of how to design with and around technologies to understand the ethical implications they will play in everyday life. Who is in charge of scheduling our time? And how should time be negotiated between systems and people?


This project was a project to initiate dialogue about how designers can establish ethical and aesthetic best practices for AI product development. Despite our prototype not perfectly aligning with our research question, which limited our ability to fully meet the project’s objectives, the experience was still insightful. Crucially, it highlighted the importance of ensuring that the research prototype and the research question are well-aligned.

Group Project – Course: DCM210 Creativity and aesthetics of data & AI