This question, and others, have been contributed by mediaX faculty and industry affiliates through interviews about priorities for the future.
mediaX invites YOU to consider these questions, refine and explore them, and – importantly – share what you’re working on to create a better future for all. We can do more together than any can do alone, so join the mediaXstanford LinkedIn community to identify critical issues (and solutions) for the future.
Question: Humanized Workflows
How might human science insights guide the development and deployment of technologies to enable work to be done more pleasantly and ultimately with more human-to-human connection and wellness?
a. How can socio-technical systems be designed to enable workers to build on previous knowledge while adapting to changes in environment, information, and new challenges?
b. How can human/machine interactions for skills, training and support systems in the workplace be evolved to support competence and confidence in trusting relationships?
c. How can new tools and systems be developed to respectfully enhance presence and the mechanized representation of humans (embodiment), to foster connection as well as productivity?
Questions for the Future have been enriched with results of mediaX research and programs over the past 21 years. Although mediaX programs have already initiated inquiries on some of these questions and organizations around the world are tackling one or more of them, the challenges are still considered open. These challenges are complex and concerted collaboration is needed to develop insights and implement solutions.