Can technology make us more human?

There is an explosion of new technology today. A pervasiveness of screens. An abundance of content and experiences. But rare is the technology that blends seamlessly into our lives — even enhances our humanity. We believe technology has more potential.

As technology becomes embedded and ubiquitous, there’s a new and important role for designers and brands: to humanise the interface between technology and people. To design respectfully and considerately. To create technology that makes us feel more human, not less. 

Join VP & Executive Creative Director, R/GA New York, Mike Rigby, as he shares D&AD White Pencil winning project: Love Has No Labels and Cannes Award-winning projects Owlet and Alvio.

Following Mike’s presentation; Matt Leach from Australian Design Radio (ADR) will moderate a panel which includes: Tarra van Amerongen, Design Director at Fjord, Bohdi Lewis, Head of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Havas Australia, Jai Mitchell, Product Designer & Strategist at Josephmark and Ash Donaldson, Behaviour Designer & Innovation Director at Tobias & Tobias who will delve deeper into the topic: redefining what it means to be human in this age of technology.





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Around The Rocks is the best place to see the major projections and interactive installations, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Cadman’s Cottage. You can become a composer and dance on piano keys, a maestro who makes the Bridge sparkle or changes the colour of the cityscape. See what else is happening in The Rocks

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