Jason Tester from the Institute For The Future (IFTF) will discuss the challenges of massaging complex research theory (and data) about the future into a form that is consumable in the immediate.
Jason Tester is research and design manager at IFTF, has a background in human-computer interaction, and has long been interested in both researching and designing for the effects of technology on society. He holds a B.S. in human-computer interaction design from Stanford University, where he helped found the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, the only research and design group focused on the new field of persuasive technologies. Jason was then in the founding class of students at the Interaction Design Institute in Ivrea, Italy, and received a master's degree in interaction design. At Ivrea he undertook the "Accelerated Democracy" project, a series of scenarios that uniquely illustrate potential futures for technological voting. This project has been widely featured in the press and formed the basis for his focus on innovating new methods for integrating design with long-term futures research.
location: Stanford University Department of Plant Biology Carnegie Institution of Washington Conference Room 260 Panama Street Stanford, CA 94305 - Driving Directions: http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20051220/directions/
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Added by rmm on December 14, 2005