AAAI Publications, 2017 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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Reimagining the Goals and Methods of UX for ML/AI
Philip van Allen

Last modified: 2017-03-20


This position paper for the “Designing the User Experience of Machine Learning Systems” symposium challenges UX conventions and proposes new approaches for Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Through live demos and a presentation, I’ll discuss how designers can reimagine the goals and focus of UX for the unique potentials of ML/AI. Using animistic design as an example, I’ll propose how using simple intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous personalities can allow the designer to shift from crafting task oriented experiences for users, to building evolving, diverse, autonomous ecologies that support collaborative exploration and creativity for machine and human participants alike.


Animism; User Experience; Animistic Design; Human Centered Design; Design Patterns; Personality

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