Mar 16, 2019
InfoCamp, in its 10th year, is a premier student-run event for the information community. Held on the UC Berkeley campus at the School of Information, InfoCamp is a day-long event that aims to educate, inform, and inspire new ways of thinking about information through panels, talks, and innovation challenges. The event is targeted to anyone interested in information, and typically draws professionals, students, and entrepreneurs who work in roles in data science, UX design, product management, software engineering, and policy.
9:10 - 9:20
9:20 - 9:45
9:45 - 11:00
Panel: Understanding Users
What if we could have better frameworks to understand people’s interaction with technology? By talking with researchers, designers and product owners we’ll explore current approaches and emerging trends on how to better understand end users.
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
is a loosely structured conference session emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured panel/talk. Interested in hosting a 10-minute session during the unconference?Suggest a topic!
12:00 - 1:00
Panel: Raising and Resolving Conflict in Online Communities
What if we could have more effective social engineering that understands how people tend to act, how we want those tendencies to manifest online, and how to design rules and affordances to 'tilt' human behavior in the directions somebody wants? In this panel we'll explore different perspectives on the escalation and de-escalation of conflict, such as centralized vs. decentralized processes, from various kinds of online communities.
1:00 - 2:00
2:00 - 3:00
In-Depth Talk: Tangible Interfaces
What if our interfaces transcended our screens? What if we could leverage the full potential of our senses to interact with technology? We’ll explore how new perspectives in interface design are redefining our relationship with information through embodied cognition, ubiquitous computing, and the art of research by design.
3:00 - 4:00
In-Depth Talk: The Current Bounds of Data-Driven Decisions
What if our current limitations in computing power can be overcome by better algorithms or models? What if we find ways to capture more data without compromising privacy? We’ll venture into these questions with practitioners that are stretching, to its limits, the current capabilities of our data-driven machine learning paradigm; explore their approaches and evaluate opportunities.
4:00 - 5:00
In-Depth Talk: Ethical Considerations for Scaling Companies
What if the companies, governments and other organizations that transform information in our society reach a consensus around fairness, privacy and transparency? We’ll explore how the ethics of technological product development are being defined by the large organizations that shape our everyday lives.
2:00 - 5:00
The Idea Room (With Refreshments)
5:00 - 5:30
Closing Remarks
5:30 - 6:00


Krys Blackwood

Senior Lead UX Designer at NASA JPL

Panel: Understanding Users - Techniques and Considerations

Emon Motamedi

Senior Product Manager at Reddit

Jessica Strick

Lead Exhibit Developer at The Exploratorium

Eric Schlakman

Product & Marketing Content at Stripe

Krys Blackwood

Senior Lead UX Designer at NASA JPL

Panel: Raising and Resolving Conflict in Online Communities

Carrie Melissa Jones

Founder and Chief Strategist at Gather Community Consulting

Brandon Harris

Programmer at Wikipedia

Sonya Mann

Communications Manager at ZCash Foundation

In-Depth Talk: Tangible Interfaces

Dr. Tico Ballagas

Senior Manager of the Immersive Experience Lab at HP Labs

Noura Howell

PhD Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information

In-Depth Talk: The Current Bounds of Data-Driven Decisions

Michelle Carney

ML + UX at Amazon Music; Lecturer at Stanford

Anand Rajagopal

Data Scientist at Autodesk

Luca Cosentino

Product and Growth at Oasis Labs

In-Depth Talk: Ethical Considerations for Scaling Companies

Chirantan Chatterjee

Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford

The Idea Room
Ideas evolve. With each change of hands, circumstances, or requirements, a project can be completely unrecognizable from how it began. Through The Idea Room, we seek to simulate this process in a controlled environment. Over the course of 3 hours, we will explore 3 different scenarios and how each affects the development of 6 different products in 30 minute iterations.
Mar 16 2019
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
South Hall, UC Berkeley
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