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Aurora 21: Ai Powered Art Deco

As I investigate, examine and explore how we design a destiny that works for 100% of humanity, the cultural and data signals are pointing us to an 2nd exquisite Art Deco age I am calling Aurora 21.

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Aurora 21: Ai Powered Art Deco via @jpenabickley

August 13, 2018No Comments

#5Things – The Week of 08.14.2018

5 Things with Joanna Peña-Bickley
Week of 08.13.2018
1. The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis.
2. Redesigning Air Force One
3. AmericaForce.co
4. Enchanting experience design shout out: Robot Food
5. Ikea's Glocal design

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August 23, 2015No Comments

Malmö, Are You Ready-To-Wear The Future?

Experience Design in Malmo, Sweden. 

As I stepped off the train from Copenhagen at Malmo’s Central Station I was transported in to an artists utopia.  From the modernest architecture, to the smart streets that act as intelligent pathways for pedestrian, bike and auto traffic to the meticulous craft of Swedish minimalism felt in every building, floor plan and fixture this community was designed to welcome design thinkers from all over the world. This immersive environment was the perfect stage for The Conference, a uniting of the brightest designers, engineers and scientists who are shaping the intersection business, education, art and technology.

From Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Drones and Space Travel to the Internet of Things and Wearables the possibilities of how technology in the hands of the brightest minds could create an exciting future fraught with opportunities for our planet and humankind. 

When The Conference organizers ask me to speak, I couldn't have been more honored and excited to share my optimism, energy and activism for the growing woman in creative & tech movement as well as share how Ready-To-Wear Tech is having a profound impact on the future of industries.

My Talk, Ready-To-Wear The Future, began my sharing my belief that there is a unique dialog between fiction and invention.   For me - I use the inspiration of fiction and storytelling to inspire my ideas and designs.  Whether it is the magic carpets and fly shoes from the tales of Hans Christian Anderson and The Brothers Grim or the Comics of Frank Miller or space fantasies of Gene Roddenberry, Experience Designers should do more than simply collect data they should give the wearers super human powers that elevate the mundane into enchanting experience powered by data.  When we do we can impact the we work, live and play.

Empowered By Wearables - My Talk

View video at: http://videos.theconference.se/joanna-pena-bickley-ibm-interactive

Empowered By Wearables Q&A

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May 19, 2015No Comments

#IBMiX: Are You Ready-To-Wear The Future?

As we contemplate how to manage a tsunami of data, wearable devices are rendering technology invisible. Smaller, faster computers and microchips, tracking and measuring metrics in real-time are revolutionizing how we connect with the world.

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April 20, 2015No Comments

The Internet of Things: Designing for Magical Moments of Truth

Designing for magical moments of truth has never been more important with the rapid rate of growth of the internet of things. Radically simple design is what makes enchanting experiences.

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April 14, 2015No Comments

CES: Girls Gone Walking with IBM

For the first year, IBMiX participated in a remarkable walking tour with the Girls Lounge. The #GirlsGoneWalkin tour was designed to guide 100 female media and marketing executives around the convention center floors providing them an glimpse into the near in future for their brands.

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Ai is the tool of the modern magician. At the nascent stages of the another industrial and social revolution, magic + math, multiplied by design makes what is invariable hard — seem remarkably easy.

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