M2.2.C 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 concludes with a proposed mindset for working with new technology and contributes to a broader conversation on the designer’s and design researcher’s contributions in multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Reflection

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, a lesson that has been invaluable in refining my focus and approach for my Final Master Project (FMP). 

Course: DCM210 Creativity and aesthetics of data & AI

Grade: 8

Expertise Areas: Creativity and Aesthetics, Math, Data and Computing