Design Good

Create a better future, through technology

A Better Future

We’re entering an era of ambient computing, where artificially intelligent machines driven by mass amounts of data are going to be monitoring the world around them, consuming data as if they were human and acting on the information they receive, on our behalf. The problem with this is that more often than not these operations are performed in a way that is invisible to the general public, hidden behind an algorithm that operates in a cloud server somewhere in the middle of, well, nobody really knows.

As former and active technologists with experience working for some of the largest technology organzations in the world, we understand the problems that may arise from the rapid evolution of technologies we're experiencing right now. We also know what kind of impact may result from companies hiding behind their algorithm and are aware of the need for public involvement.

For these reasons and more, we decided to launch Design Good, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a mission to create a better future, through technology. We believe this requires a two-sided approach, which is to (1) help improve both data and overall technical literacy within the general population and (2) enable technologists to create products that not only respond to informed consumer demand but also create positive social impact and increase revenue.

Think of us like the Better Business Bureau, but for the Internet. We are not out to shut any of these businesses down or push for regulation that will stifle innovation, but instead we are here to help consumers feel safe and to help businesses maintain trust — a currency worth more than any other.

We believe approaching our mission with these two sides in mind will allow them to work together synergistically and catalyze the changes that need to be made.

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Trying to stop the progress of these systems or shut them down entirely would be like trying to turn off the sun. If one fails or gets shut down, a new one will form or an existing power will take its place. Instead, we need to focus on technology literacy and moving communities forward.

Automating Humanity

Automating Humanity is an insider's perspective on everything Big Tech doesn't want you thinking about — everything from the impact being created by the addictions they have installed at a global scale, to the profits being driven by fake news and disinformation, to the way these companies are manipulating the world for profit and automating jobs at a scale we've never experienced before.

If you're looking for a book that reveals trade secrets, this is the wrong book for you. But if you're looking for an insider's perspective on the industry written in a way anyone can pick up and enjoy, this is the book you've been looking for. Even without giving away secrets, there's plenty to be told.

    The book will

  • Help readers understand what’s happening in the artificial intelligence space, where it’s been, where it's going and what products will be successful in the future.
  • Give readers the knowledge to discuss the issues within the technology field and the language necessary to help make change that also drives business.
  • Teach readers everything they need to know in order to thrive in the age of automation.
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Events

In the past year, Design Good has been invited to more than 19 states or nations across four different continents to educate people. Events have included professional lectures at universities, conferences with world leaders in some of the biggest tech hubs in the world, and private consulting with some of the biggest corporations in the world.

The team is currently traveling the world to educate both technology leaders and newcomers. If you’d like to connect along the way, here’s where and when.

If none of these events meet your needs or you'd like to set up something more specific to you and your team, feel free to reach out at lets@designgood.tech and we can make plans for the future!

I/O Lincoln

8.23
Lincoln, Nebraska

New technologies and the algorithms that reside within them have become the governing bodies of the world. These systems shape the way millions, if not billions of people around the globe behave, think, and operate as a global society. This being said, the people creating these systems have become the modern government representatives to their user base of constituents.

What we will talk about is the power that resides within these systems, why regulation is an important part of the future of this industry, how it will effect business/jobs, and where it may be headed in the future. This talk will help everyone understand the role they play and the responsibilities that come with it.

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Bots4U

8.30
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Here comes an event entirely dedicated to chatbots, aimed at who develops, who does and who wants to implement. The event will bring varied contents, distributed in three tracks.

The full schedule will be out soon! Choose the one that best fits your profile and enjoy the event!

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Big Tech Talk at Turing in Denver

10.5
Denver, Colorado

New technologies and the algorithms that reside within them have become the governing bodies of the world. These systems shape the way millions, if not billions of people around the globe behave, think, and operate as a global society. This being said, the people creating these systems have become the modern government representatives to their user base of constituents.

What we will talk about is the power that resides within these systems, why regulation is an important part of the future of this industry, how it will effect business/jobs, and where it may be headed in the future. This talk will help everyone understand the role they play and the responsibilities that come with it.

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Web Directions AI

11.7
Sydney, Australia

A long time staple of futurists and science fiction authors, and the preserve of data scientists and machine wyl--learning experts, the promise of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing is now vastly more accessible via numerous "AI as a service" platforms.

With AI APIs like those from IBM's Watson, Google Cloud, AWS, and Microsoft Azure as well as numerous AI and machine wyl--learning startups, adding intelligence to our products and services online is inexpensive, and an order of magnitude less complex than it has been until recently.

Web Directions AI takes place over a single, intensive day, and features real world experts in AI and machine wyl--learning, with actionable, usable ideas to help you explore these exciting new opportunities.

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Web Directions Summit

11.8
Sydney, Australia

Our field is constantly changing, where last year's cutting edge is this year's commonplace, and today's best practice is tomorrow's old hat. For well over a decade, we've tracked practices, patterns and technologies to keep our audience up to date.

Web Directions Summit brings together the whole team, with two curated tracks, one focused on development and engineering, one focused on design. For this, we've brought together the finest minds at the intersection of technology and design, in an atmosphere unlike any other.

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Let's Make Plans

If you'd like to book me for one of your events, give feedback on an event that you attended or otherwise connect about work opportunities, please reach out at lets@designgood.tech