KD2School meets the Industry: Google!
Our lives are interwoven with digital applications and wearables such as noise-cancelling headphones and smartwatches that adapt to our needs and the environment and significantly influence our interaction with technologies. The KD2School explores these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective and invites two research colleagues from Google's UX department on 28.9. to give us an insight into topics such as Human-Computer Interaction, wearables, and personalization.
- 🗓 Thu, 28.09.23 | 3 – 6 pm
- 🚶 Free entry
- ✍️ Register beforehand
- 📍 TRIANGEL Transfer | Culture | Space at Kronenplatz
Keynote 1: Frank Bentley – Director of UX Research Material Design at Google
Talk: Creating emotionally engaging personalized experiences for all
At Google we believe that form should follow feeling. User interfaces should be crafted to evoke emotion in users as well as to adapt to their unique set of preferences and abilities. I'll discuss several studies that we have run to explore how to create expressive and personalized user interfaces that work for billions of users around the world. These studies use innovative methods including facial emotion coding, eye tracking, and large scale online user research.
Frank Bentley is a Director of UX Research at Google in San Francisco, California. He leads research for the Google Design Platform, which includes Material Design, Google Fonts, and tools for managing design and development of user interfaces, such as Relay, a tool for turning Figma designs into Android code. Frank has been in corporate research for 25 years, including Motorola Labs, Yahoo Labs, and now Google and has taught a mobile Human Computer Interaction course at MIT and Stanford since 2006.
Keynote 2: Jen Fernquist Seth – Director of UX Research Android Wear at Google
Talk: Conducting user research on Wear OS: Methods & Insights
Jen Fernquist Seth is a Director of UX Research at Google. She is leading UX Research for Android Wear OS, Google's software platform for wearable devices. She manages the UX research team and is responsible for identifying and setting strategic and tactical research priorities, defining appropriate methodology, and disseminating findings and recommendations to the larger, cross-functional team. Jen is at Google since 2011. Prior to Wear she led the research effort for material design at Google and did research for the Search team, specifically around personal search queries.
Jen completed her M.Sc. at the University of British Columbia and completed her B.Sc. (Honors) at Simon Fraser University.