Three Lessons I Learned About Applying Design Thinking to Machine Learning Research

Lesson 1: Always Be Curious — Conduct Empathetic Interviews

Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com

Lesson 2: Make the Implicit Explicit with Visual Thinking

Image by Luminary Lab
A quad chart breaking down aspects of ML systems — challenges and boosters on one axis, theory and practice on another.
A spider chart for this blog post. I didn’t realize the dotted line connections until I drew this out explicitly!

Lesson 3: Fail Early, Fail Often with Rapid Prototyping

Photo by Bonneval Sebastien
Lo-fi prototype for exploring model responses to transformations (drawing, erasing, etc).
Using the pen tool to draw cat ears and whiskers. This model seems to be confused by my drawing.

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store