Events

Human Matters: Developing Technologies and Strategies with Meaningful Impact

May 20, 2014 | USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Speaker: Randall W. Hill, Jr., Christian Madsbjerg, Gardiner Morse
Host: USC ICT, ReD Associates, Harvard Business Review

The USC Institute for Creative Technologies, ReD Associates, and Harvard Business Review invite you to a panel discussion about the power of a human-centered approach – how human sciences, engaging storytelling and high-tech simulations of human interactions can benefit organizations and your customers.

Many organizations get caught up in big data, industry trends, and the latest technology. They miss the opportunities to understand what truly makes a difference – what people really want and need in their products and services. The most forward-leaning business, academic and military organizations are already leveraging the human sciences to identify problems and create solutions based on how people really live and learn.

This event will share some of those lessons. Moderated by Gardiner Morse, senior editor of the Harvard Business Review, a panel discussion will take its point of departure from the new book “The Moment of Clarity: Using the Human Science to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems.”

Author and senior partner at ReD Associates, Christian Madsbjerg will discuss an approach that puts people in the center, creating solutions that are more reliable because they are more human. Dr. Randall Hill, executive director of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, will describe how new and emerging virtual reality technologies are creating a new era for learning and development. A combination of gaming and artificial intelligence advances, instructional design and creative content are helping people to lead and remain resilient in the face of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Following the discussion, guests will be invited to see and experience ICT’s cutting edge technologies.

Click here for more information and to reserve a seat at the event.

Schedule: Please note the press preview has been moved from 4pm to 5 pm.
5 pm Press Preview

5-6 pm Registration

6-7 pm Panel Discussion

7-8 pm Tech Demonstrations and Reception