Product Design for Human-centered Machine Learning

We design human-centered, AI-enabled software that is explainable, useful, usable and enjoyable. We do this by breaking the walls between design, data science, engineering and the social sciences.

Dasein Philosophy

There are no maps for these territories but here are some of the traits we believe have helped us succeed:

  • curious
  • adaptable
  • interdisciplinary
  • creative
  • research-driven
  • life-long learning
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Services

UX Design

It's hard to find UX designers who also understand data science, model management and deployment, data visualization and the other aspects of modern AI applications. That's what we do: blend AI/ML and UX.

User Research

How well do you know your users? Human-centered AI is impossible without expert user research guiding design and architecture. We start with qualitative methods from the social sciences and transition seamlessly to quantitative methods for making data-driven decisions.

Interaction Design for Explainability

Safe and ethical human partnerships with AI are built on thoughtful interaction design. We believe knowledge is constructed from interaction which is crucial for Human-centered AI.

Thoughts

Artificial General IntelligenceThere Will Be No Human-Like AI Without Emotion

Human intelligence is embodied in our physiology. Similarly, our intelligence is also grounded in our emotions. We believe there will be no AGI until the problems of affect/emotion and embodiment are solved.

Human-centered AI for Designers: Part IIPractical UX for human-centered Machine Learning

Designing marketing infographics for websites with tools like Sketch or Illustrator is a different skill set than visualization for data analysis. This essay is an introduction to human-centered AI for working UX designers. It’s a crash course on what human-centered AI is and how UX can help

Human-centered AI for Designers: Part IUX design in the age of machine learning

I believe that designers of the future will need to evolve some skills around AI if they are to maintain relevance. There is currently a huge unmet need in this area. One of the great stumbling blocks for AI-enabled products is adoption

Thoughts

Human-like AIThere Will Be No Human-Like AI Without Emotion

Human intelligence is embodied in our physiology. Similarly, our intelligence is also grounded in our emotions. We believe there will be no AGI until the problems of affect/emotion and embodiment are solved.

AI policy & governanceGDPR and UX for machine learning-based products

If you’re an online marketer you could be forgiven for feeling like GDPR is an atom bomb that was just dropped on your business model. The consensus seems to be that almost all companies with an online presence will be essentially forced to comply with GDPR, whether they are in the EU or not. Of course if you’re a user who’s had your data sold, rented, stolen or otherwise harvested, things look a whole lot rosier.

Super organismsWhat do Brains and Ant Colonies Have in Common?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using L orem Ipsum