Industry / Practice

Randy Swearer, "Human/machine learning reciprocities in the age of automation"

This non-technical presentation explores the emergence of new kinds of machine/human learning reciprocities enabled by data-fueled automations. The talk is for those interested in understanding how the interweaving of data, machine intelligence, and human experience is changing how, what, and where we learn.

About Randy Swearer

Randy Swearer is vice president of the Education Experiences group at Autodesk—a software company helping students and professionals “imagine, design...

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Thresholds: Design and Science

 

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Science and design are often thought to represent opposite mindsets of analysis versus conjecture, of explanatory versus disruptive modes of thinking. Audacious, provocative, and unconventional work emerges when we cross the traditional disciplinary divide between science and design. The March 2020 conference assembles thought leaders from both areas—researchers and practitioners who interrogate the spaces in between through their work. The...

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Andrew B. Cogan, "Heritage Brands in Disruptive Times: Designing a 21st Century Strategy for Knoll"


Founded in 1938, Knoll is a constellation of design driven brands and people that helps clients create inspiring spaces to live and work. Andrew Cogan, the CEO and Chairman of Knoll, Inc, will talk about the challenges of keeping Knoll relevant in a world where how and where we work, the way we consume and the appreciation and knowledge of iconic modern design is undergoing profound change as new generations seek to shape their interior environments.  Knoll’s ability to adapt both its design and business strategies to these realities has been and will continue to be pivotal to...

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Fred Noyes and Gordon Bruce, "Eliot Noyes: A pioneer of design and architecture in the age of American Modernism"

Eliot Noyes was a remarkable figure in twentieth-century design. An architect who graduated from Harvard and began his career working in the office of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, he went on to become the first Director of the Industrial Design department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the 1940s. From the late 1950s until his death in 1977, he was Consulting Director of Design for IBM, Mobil Oil, Westinghouse and Cummins Engine Company, and was responsible for...

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Geraldine Hamilton, "Human Emulation System: Going Beyond Animal Testing"


The Human Emulation System is a technology platform designed to accurately recreate living human biology outside the body. It can emulate the functions of organs including lung, liver, brain, and intestine. This living system provides a home-away-from-home for cells, allowing them to behave like they do in the body.

Cells cultured under continuously perfused, engineered 3D microenvironments...

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Paul Dietz, "The Personalized City: Parallel Reality Displays in the Urban Environment"


Concepts such as universal design and design for all implicitly assume that the design choices we make will be jointly experienced by everyone. But what if you could craft each person’s reality separately to optimally serve his or her needs? Parallel Reality display technology provides this capability, allowing us to independently design how each person perceives an environment. Unlike smartphones and smart glasses, there is no need for a personal device – the environment itself is transformed for each person, even when many people are simultaneously sharing the same public space....

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Jill Becker, "Innovation, Research to Commercialization"


Jill Becker is a "scientist and an entrepreneurial leader specializing in product commercialization and new market initiatives.” Her latest work is with the startup Kebotix, which “aims to reinvent the materials industry and enable a new age of discovery of new materials using AI, machine learning, and robotics.”

She will discuss innovation and moving from research to commercialization.

 

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Nikolaus Goetze, "Architecture of Mobility"

gmp - von Gerkan Marg & Partners Architects - became internationally known over 50 years ago with the iconic design for airport Berlin Tegel. Projects in the transportation sector (rail and aviation) have since become an integral part of the DNA of gmp. Operating internationally with over 550 employees from 10 offices, the practice offers the full range of architectural design services, ranging from urban planning, sports, residential, office projects, and cultural venues to product design.

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David Ireland, "Designing for sustainable change"

Designing for sustainable change – particularly in complex systems – is, well, complex. The intricate web of [often competing] human behaviors, mixed together with changing technology, environmental, and economic landscapes, means that there isn’t a map that will lead you to success. David will share his thoughts and insights on how to navigate through the complexity and build sustainable value for clients, stakeholders, and yourself.

Dr. David Ireland is ThinkPlace’s Chief Innovation Officer....

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Sheila Remes, "The Future is Built Here"

Boeing is the global leader in helping to connect, protect, explore and inspire the world. A city the size of Chicago flies on a commercial airliner somewhere every day and that number is expected to double in the next 20 years. One-third of the value of global goods also moves by air. Yet fewer than one in five people have ever flown and aviation transports just 1 percent of all trade.

As we look deeper into our second century, we’re inspired by the opportunity to sharpen and accelerate our history of innovation to connect more of the world than ever before. By fundamentally...

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Wolfgang Rieder, "Entrepreneurship in times of disrupted value chains"

Wolfgang Rieder, the CEO and founder of the Rieder Group, discussed building his business, the triumphs and unexpected challenges of projects, and the constantly changing business landscape. 

Wolfgang Rieder studied business economics in Vienna with extensive focus on the re-emerging countries of Eastern Europe. After three years as a consultant and various positions in industry, he re-joined his family business. In 2004, he founded fibreC and works on worldwide façade projects spanning all genres of contemporary architecture. As a lateral thinker, he sees an...

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Luciana Burdi, "Massport Strategic Initiatives and Implementation"

Luciana is an architect and planner with almost 20 years of experience working and managing design and construction projects. In her role, Dr. Burdi is leading the shift of Capital Programs towards a more innovative, progressive, BIM and design technology-driven department. By adopting Lean and Lean Construction principles and concepts, she is also committed to creating a culture of continuous improvement, focusing on maximizing value for customers and improving quality outcomes while also reducing non-value-added activities.

Luciana Burdi
Deputy Director for Capital...

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Karen Harris, "The Great Transformation of the Coming Decade”

The coming period will be the period of The Great Transformation, the most significant transformational period seen in generations—the most significant period of transformation seen by anyone in positions of public leadership or business today. Transformation is a time of turbulence, but also a time of significant growth and opportunity when the deck of winners and losers are shuffled again and again, when growth rates surge forward unexpectedly, and when the anchors and moorings of state and society are freed to reset to new points that will define the global environ for businesses for...

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Marco Steinberg, "Redesigning Government"

Our current model of government, or “good governance,” is in the midst of an existential crisis. We are beginning to realize that what worked well in the past may not help us today. The future viability of governments will not be built by improving the efficiencies of the current system, but rather by innovating the business of government itself. The talk will share an analysis of the current state dynamic and provide a framework for redesign.

We’ve grown to think about architects as the providers of building solutions. But what happens when innovating a building is not enough...

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