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Design Thinking 2021: Conference Discount Code DT21_Francisco

Looking forward to exchanging insights on human centered design (HCD) and human factors engineering (HFE) at this year’s Design Thinking conference in Austin. Feel free to use my discount code DT21_Francisco to secure an additional 20% off your registration: https://bit.ly/2UQvRJX. View the full agenda: https://bit.ly/38fOsCf.

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Design Thinking 2021 Conference: Design Leadership Award Finalist



“We’re excited to announce the Design Thinking Champion Finalists for the 2021 Design & Innovation Awards!  The awards celebrate and recognize innovation and human-centered design (HCD) accomplishments across communities and organizations. Come join us this September 20th at Design Thinking 2021”

Design & Innovation Global. For more information, visit designthinkingusa.com  #DIAwards2021 #DesignThinking2021


At the time of writing this, I am in the process of completing my presentation materials for Design Thinking 2021 where I will be discussing Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HC AI) driven by Quality eXperiences by Design (QXbD). Here is the link to the abstract for that session, which has been scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, September 21. Admittedly, this is bitter sweet since I will be missing Nokia‘s Algorithm World, which takes place that same day at the Nokia Chicago Innovation Center, my home base.

I am very glad to share that Nokia is this year’s twice finalist for awards in the areas of Digital Transformation and Design Leadership. This post shares last night’s news on the later. Given the caliber of the participants, this is a humbling experience which credits the thoughtfulness, ingenuity and passion of the interdisciplinary cohorts involved at the Venture Design Studio (VDS) and the opportunity to work with customers, partners and peers, who happen to be among the best in industry in today’s changing environment.

At a personal level, I am not only grateful for everyone’s consideration, but also for the opportunity to continue to actively contribute to our shared interest in the Design & Innovation community around devising sound technological solutions that put people first. On our team’s behalf, I would like to also convey the very best to Tata Consultancy Services and to Chrysalis who are also finalists for this year’s Design Champion Award. Looking forward to seeing you and continuing the discussion onsite and online as needed.

DESIGN THINKING 2021 CONFERENCE – DESIGN THINKING CHAMPION AWARD – FINALISTS

#MakeTechHuman @ Nokia Studio


Nokia Studio

Nokia Studio - Chicago Tech Center

The Studio at Nokia Software engages in interdisciplinary work to create advanced data visualization and sophisticated cybernetics for human-machine-systems in complex enterprise operational environments. We are implementing our home-grown QXbD, Quality Experiences by Design, meta-methodology to #MakeTechHuman.

Design & Innovation Advisory Board

Our community efforts as a member of CMP’s Design & Innovation Advisory Board, lead to Nokia’s involvement in the following conferences, which focus on HCD, Human Centered Design, practices:

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We are also a regular contributor to IEEE Communications Quality & Reliability, and, just recently, 5G Capabilities to Meet User Needs session at CQR International Workshop 2019 in Naples, FL.


Nokia HFE2019

Nokia Studio - HFE19 Conference

The HFE2017 conference celebrated the pioneering spirit of the team at Bell Labs that institutionalized human centered design in the high tech industry all the way back in 1947. We are now implementing HFE2019 under a talk series program over the course of the year. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

The above version of the Human Factors Engineering Manifesto was first released in 2017 and sought to share HFE’s end-to-end systems thinking in today’s digital world. We are making updates that incorporate feedback received since.

What follows is just a sample of Nokia’s public initiatives:


Nokia Bell Labs Future Human

Bell Labs‘ podcast series explores the human potential of technology. Many of the innovations we take for granted have been hatched over decades, forged by an unlikely and ongoing collaboration between emerging artists and the keenest engineering minds in the world.”

“As the science fiction of days past – self-driving cars, Star Trek-like communicators and interstellar tourism – becomes everyday reality, where will the next great ideas come from? Listen in as today’s most adventurous creators inspire their scientific peers to unleash a more connected world.”

Nokia Bell Labs Future Human


Nokia People & Planet Report 2017

Nokia is at the dawn of a new era. Digital technologies – cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and soon, 5G networks – are changing the way we live and work in countless ways.”

“Technology and solutions from Nokia will help power this digital future, and we are excited about the possibilities. We also recognize that we have the opportunity as well as responsibility to apply technology in ways that enhance people’s lives and, more broadly, advance humanity.”

“Today, we continue to focus our social responsibility activities on four key areas: improving lives with technology; protecting the environment; conducting business with integrity; and respecting our people.”

Nokia People & Planet 2017 Report


Nokia Futurithmic

“How will the rapid advances in technology affect our lives at work, in our homes, and in our daily interactions with others? Here, we examine the human side of emerging technologies, considering the endless possibilities they bring and the complex challenges that they may bring.”

Nokia Futurithmic


Nokia MakeTechHuman

“In 2015, the WIRED and Nokia partnered to kickstart a global debate on how to make technology serve humanity better called #maketechhuman.”

“It was aimed at uncovering what worries—and what excites—people about innovation today, from the most influential minds on the planet to your next-door neighbor.”

“This effort involved 80+ luminaries, thought leaders and partners including Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking, Monica Lewinsky, Megan Smith, Sugata Mitra, and Matt Mira.”

Nokia led a global debate exploring the excitement and worries associated with humanity’s relationship with technology, we sought to uncover the issues that mattered most, investigate them and highlight global solutions.”


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Nokia Studio. 2000 Lucent Lane. Naperville, IL 60563. United States.