Sarah works as a User Experience Strategist, designing civic and government technology. She advocates for designing products and services with user-centered, emotional data.
Sarah received her MFA in Interaction Design from the School of Visual Arts and has worked with frog Design, The New York Times, Columbia University, The Santa Monica Public Library, Code for America, and the Civic Innovation Lab.
Sarah is also a public speaker and workshop facilitator. She recently spoke at Interaction16 and at Personal Democracy Forum. She has traveled throughout the US and Europe to help folks better understand how to creatively design with emotional data.
Maya is a multiplatform producer, Culture Hacker and emerging technology aficionado who applies the power of transmedia to world-changing ideas.
She brings a wealth of experience from different media silos: visual effects, film, production, gaming, startups, product management and brand narrative.
She brings a wealth of experience from different media silos: visual effects, film, production, gaming, startups, product management and brand narrative. She has worked with big feature films and on game cinematics such as “Ghostbusters” and “Star-Trek online” for companies such as Ubisoft, EA, Vivendi and Activision. She has also worked in product development for companies such as the Chopra Center, Harpo Productions and Salesforce.com.
In her current work work, she has developed and produced many labs and participatory events, including over 40 meetups and hackathons under her group-transmedia SF, Hardware Con 2015-2016 – a 2 day conference for the hardware startup community, The Future of Working day symposium, Prototyping the Future – smarter-better-cities 2 day conference in San Leandro and Cleantech Open Global Forum in 2017. She strives to create spaces of inquiry around whole system design approaches to solving wicked problems.
How do we learn to listen to diverse voices in a world of digital divide? How do we pop the filter bubble and build a media ecosystem informed by empathy, shared values, and a common purpose?
Empathetic Coding seeks to close the empathy gap, on our news feeds and in our online experience, by taking a radically inclusive approach to creating a digital shared reality.
The Filter Bubble & Fake News
To travel the country, talking with journalists, technologists, and communities of all kinds, to co-create the future of the news feed.