Founder, Change Sciences
Pamela Pavliscak (pav-li-shock) studies the future of feelings. Obsessed by our conflicted emotional relationship with technology, her work is part deep dive research, part data science, part design. As a researcher, she creates experiments that challenge us to see technology—and ourselves—in new ways. Whether documenting new internet emotions or asking people to confront their digital alter egos, Pamela’s work is aimed at understanding how technology can help us be human.
As founder of Change Sciences, she collaborates with visionary organizations to design emotionally intelligent technology. Using a mix of design thinking and future foresight, Change Sciences crafts experiences to draw designers, decision-makers, and community members into creative collaboration. She’s worked with Capital One, Google, IKEA, The New York Public Library, and Virgin to name a few.
Pamela’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, CBC, and Quartz. She’s spoken at SXSW, TEDx, and Web Summit among many others. Her book, Designing for Happiness, charts new ways to create technology that supports well-being. Her next book on empathetic AI is currently in progress.
She's faculty at Pratt Institute where she teaches the next generation of tech designers and devotes time to guest lecturing at schools like the Stanford d.school, The Center for Science and Imagination at ASU, and University of Washington. She also serves on the IEEE P7000 standard committee for ethics in design."
Generation Z, the cohort of kids born after 2000, is a special interest. She spends a lot of time get schooled in tech by kids, running design workshops with teens and tweens, and speaking at schools, parent organisations, and other edtech events.