As technology becomes deeply integrated into every aspect of our daily lives, people expect more emotionally intelligent interactions. The convergence of affective computing and artificial intelligence will push anyone involved in creating technology to reconsider emotion. A future with feelings is as vital to our well-being as it is to business success.

Together let’s prototype emotionally intelligent technology. In this hands-on session, you’ll explore new ways to design with feeling, including techniques to understand emotion in greater depth, patterns that cultivate an emotionally sustainable relationship, and how to shape bot personalities that are emotionally intelligent (and when not to). Your guide is Pamela Pavliscak, author of Emotionally Intelligent Design (O’Reilly, 2018). For designers, developers, and anyone who care about crafting a better emotional experience with technology.  

When, how and where?
The workshop will be on the 7th of november at 9.00 and will end at 13.00 with a lunch. It will cost 3 000 kr excluding VAT. 

Location is at the Claremont office on Birger Jarlsgatan 7. Welcome! 


Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela studies our conflicted emotional relationship with technology. Her work is part deep dive research, part data science. As a researcher, she creates experiments that challenge us to see technology—and ourselves—in new ways. Whether documenting new internet emotions or asking people to confront their digital alter egos or prototype companion bots, Pamela’s work is aimed at understanding how technology can help us be human.

As founder of Change Sciences, she collaborates with visionary organizations including Google, IKEA, Accenture, and Virgin. She’s leading the development of a next-generation research platform, SoundingBox, to better understand human experience with technology. Pamela is also faculty at Pratt Institute in NYC where she teaches the next generation of designers about the emotional side of technology. Pamela’s work has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, Slate, and Quartz. She’s spoken at SXSW, Web Summit, TNW, and TEDx. Her book on Emotionally Intelligent Design maps out how we can create a more empathetic future by blending machine and human emotional intelligence.