Pamela Pavliscak

Pamela Pavliscak is founder of Change Sciences, an insights and innovation firm, where she works with organizations ranging from IKEA to TIAA to the USDA to design for wellbeing. She has collaborated on the development of SoundingBox, a new research platform for digital experience. She currently serves on a global initiative to develop the IEEE standard for ethics and AI, with a focus on artificial emotional intelligence. Pamela is also faculty at The Pratt Institute where she teaches design research and studies our emotional relationship with technology.

Designing for Happiness, her book about how to create a tech future that contributes to our wellbeing, will be published by O’Reilly in fall 2017. She has written for Quartz, Mashable, Smashing, and other design and tech publications.

Pamela has spoken about emotions and technology at SXSW, TEDx, Web Summit, and many other conferences. Generation Z, or the cohort of kids born after 2000, and how they use technology is a special interest. Pamela speaks about kids and tech at schools, parent organizations, and regional and national events. She also researches and speaks about the folk theories people create living with algorithms and emerging practices around emotional artificial intelligence.

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