-> Planetary UX
Designing at the End of the World - Towards Planetary UX
torsdag, 27. februar 2020, kl. 16:00-17:00
We are living in a time of ecological and humanitarian crisis that requires imminent action from a broad range of disciplinary fields, that need to come together in a joint effort to contribute to creating a better planet. In this talk, I will argue the UX also needs to rethink some of its basic foundations and move towards a stronger environmental and social engagement with the world and its surroundings. I will present three end-of-world frames that need imminent action – the end of nature, the end of culture and the end of the human – and give concrete examples of how the design of digital and interactive technologies might be explored to create better conditions for living. This will lead me to propose a new direction within UX, namely that of Planetary UX, with all the dilemmas it entails.
Jonas Fritsch, PhD, is Associate Professor in Interaction Design at the IT University of Copenhagen in the Department of Digital Design. He is head of the Affective Interaction & Relations (AIR) Lab and Research Group at ITU and Head of Study Programme for the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies. His work revolves around a creative thinking of interaction design, design processes, experience philosophy and affect theory through practical design experiments with e.g. interactive sound and physical interfaces.
Afholdes på AIR Lab, ITU i KÝbenhavn, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, KÝbenhavn