Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology and Society will host "Product Design: The New Interplay of People, Objects and Information" presented by Andrew Dillon, Diane E. Bailey and Randolph Bias. All three are experts from The University of Texas at Austin School of Information.
When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 3. This event is free and open to the public.
Where: ATandT Executive Education and Conference Center, Amphitheater (Rm. 204), 1900 University Ave.
Background: Designing a product requires knowledge of the user and knowledge of the product-as-object. Advances in communication technology, including computational software, simulation tools and social media, place an increasing wealth of information in the hands of designers about users and objects. The challenge of modern product design is to harness that wealth of information. This panel will discuss how to design successfully in an information-rich world and will consider the broader implications when design falters.