Session: Design Thinking
The development of algorithms and AI is intrinsically the formalization of abstract problems. Design is a unique field that bridges the conceptual with the calculated. Understanding the principles of design, including but not limited to sustainability, humanism, and functionality, creates the foundation for ethical and impactful business solutions.
- How design thinking parallels and contrasts the scientific method
- Formalizing a problem for fast iteration
- Establishing human-centric design and innovation for an equitable world
- How to pivot between breadth vs depth learning for application to any and all fields
Alexandrea is a NYC-based data scientist specializing in operations research and artificial intelligence, as well as an artist and multi-disciplinary designer. Her work focuses on empirically understanding human behavior, allowing her to break down the world's toughest problems into their elementary components for solving.