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Dr Arthi Manohar - Designing for (Dis)Trust

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For the HCID Seminar talk this week, we're excited to have Dr Arthi Manohar from Brunel, University London.

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Title: Designing for (Dis)Trust

Abstract: The design and use of digital technologies that include Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are growing exponentially and represent a powerful societal influence. Yet their workings are often opaque to even the programmers who help to create them. The talk will report on design study conducted in response to our part in a multidisciplinary project that utilises AI and Blockchain in the development of a trusted online tool. The talk will explore a design physicalisation workshop approach we call UnBox, as a fun, versatile, diagnostic tool to help unbox these technologies’ opaqueness and support multidisciplinary understandings. The aim of UnBox’s function as a ‘diagnostic tool’ was to invite dialogue within the design community to solicit individuals’ conceptualisations of the technologies in physical form and highlight the gaps in designing opaque technology.

Speaker: Dr Arthi Manohar

Affiliation: Department of Design, Brunel University London

Bio: Arthi is a design researcher, investigating the relationship between social design and technology. Arthi joined Brunel University in 2018 as a Lecturer in Design. Previous to Brunel, she was a Research Fellow at Northumbria University Newcastle where she explored complex socio-digital problems including designing for trust within TAPESTRY project, funded by the RCUK Digital Economy. She has experience in working across interdisciplinary research groups including Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham and the Innovation School at the Glasgow School of Art. Her research interests include participatory design, co-design, user-centered design and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). She is currently leading two projects i) Co-Ding AI - looking at communicating algorithmic legibility to non-experts and ii) Towards Better Accessibility - how Artificial Intelligence could be used to provide better accessibility for people with disability.

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