Howard Pyle shares a fascinating perspective on improving inclusive design with AI to create digital experiences that are custom tuned to individual needs. He will also prepare us by talking about how the UX as a field will change due to AI.
What’s coming with generative design, accessibility and inclusion. Instead of “web for all” transitioning to “web for each” with dynamic experiences assembled in real-time for the user.
How to prepare for the changes AI will bring to our work. It's set to replace some tasks (like using patterns or design systems to create one-off pages or flows by hand) but also shifts our focus towards system building and management.
About Our Speaker
Howard Pyle, the founder of Experience Futures (XF), brings over 20 years of experience in leading design, transformation, and technology programs for global organizations and startups. As a leader driven by a mission, Howard is dedicated to advancing accessibility and inclusion in digital experiences, drawing from personal experience with neurodiversity, including dyslexia.
XF is a mission-driven organization comprised of ExperienceFutures.org, a non-profit dedicated to driving positive change in the digital landscape, and XF.works, an AI platform that leverages automation to promote inclusivity and drive business impact. Since its inception in 2021, XF has forged partnerships with influential entities such as the United Nations, IBM, Estee Lauder, and multiple mission-driven startups.
Prior to Experience Futures, Howard was SVP of Global CX & Design at MetLife, where he led brand design, experience strategy, UX, and digital platforms. During his tenure, his team successfully developed and relaunched MetLife's global brand and redesigned customer-facing digital platforms across 40 markets.
Before joining MetLife, Howard was a VP at IBM, where he led a network of design studios at and oversaw design initiatives across various business units. He also led developer marketing across all business units, coordinating experiences and initiatives for the global software community. Previously, Howard was a Senior Partner for Digital at Ogilvy Worldwide and has launched and operated several startups.
Howard also has a strong commitment to supporting the arts and education. He has served on the Board of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and curated digital exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. He has also acted as an advisor for design and technology courses at the New School and Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design.
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