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An ongoing series of conversations bringing you right up to the cutting edge of Microsoft Research.

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    • 4.8 • 82 Ratings

An ongoing series of conversations bringing you right up to the cutting edge of Microsoft Research.

    135 - Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins Episode 3 with Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock 

    135 - Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins Episode 3 with Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock 

    In “Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins,” Senior Principal Researcher Mary L. Gray (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/mlg/) explores how technology and community intertwine and the role technology can play in supporting community-driven innovation and community-based organizations. Dr. Gray and her team are working to bring computer science, engineering, social science, and communities together to boost societal resilience in ongoing work with Project Resolve (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/project-resolve/). She’ll talk with organizers, academics, technology leaders, and activists to understand how to develop tools and frameworks of support alongside members of these communities.     In this episode of the series, Dr. Gray and Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock (https://www.schock.cc/), scholar, designer, and activist, explore design justice, a framework for analyzing design’s power to perpetuate—or take down—structural inequality and a community of practice dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable world through inclusive, thoughtful, and respectful design processes. They also discuss how critical thinkers and makers from social movements have influenced technology design and science and technology studies (STS), how challenging the assumptions that drive who tech is built for will create better experiences for most of the planet, and how a deck of tarot-inspired cards is encouraging radically wonderful sociotechnical futures.https://www.microsoft.com/research (https://www.microsoft.com/research)

    • 58 min
    134 - Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins episode 2 with Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt, Zachary Rowe, and Joanna Velazquez

    134 - Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins episode 2 with Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt, Zachary Rowe, and Joanna Velazquez

    In “Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins,” Senior Principal Researcher Mary Gray (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/mlg/) explores how technology and community intertwine and the role technology can play in supporting community-driven innovation and community-based organizations. Dr. Gray and her team are working to bring computer science, engineering, social science, and community together to boost societal resilience in ongoing work with Project Resolve (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/project-resolve/). She’ll talk with organizers, academics, technology leaders, and activists to understand how to develop tools and frameworks of support alongside members of these communities. In this episode of the series, Dr. Gray talks with Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt (http://www.tawannadillahunt.com/), Associate Professor at University of Michigan’s School of Information, Zachary Rowe, Executive Director of Friends of Parkside (https://friendsofparkside.org/), and Joanna Velazquez, Campaign Manager at Detroit Action (https://detroitaction.org/). The guests share personal experiences where community and research collaborations have been most impactful in solving problems, talk about ways that participatory research can foster equal partnerships and fuel innovation, and offer perspectives on how researchers can best work with communities to work through problems at a local level. They also discuss the role that technology plays—and doesn’t play—in their work.https://www.microsoft.com/research (https://www.microsoft.com/research)

    • 46 min
    133 - Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins episode 1 with Desmond Patton and Mary Gray

    133 - Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins episode 1 with Desmond Patton and Mary Gray

    In “Just Tech: Centering Community-Driven Innovation at the Margins,” Senior Principal Researcher Mary Gray (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/mlg/) explores how technology and community intertwine and the role technology can play in supporting community-driven innovation and community-based organizations. Dr. Gray and her team are working to bring computer science, engineering, social science, and community together to boost societal resilience in ongoing work with Project Resolve (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/project-resolve/). She’ll talk with organizers, academics, technology leaders, and activists to understand how to develop tools and frameworks of support alongside members of these communities. In this episode of the series, Dr. Gray talks with Dr. Desmond Patton (https://socialwork.columbia.edu/faculty-research/faculty/full-time/desmond-upton-patton/), whose work at the intersection of social work, social media, and technology seeks to understand the root of aggression, grief, and trauma in ways that can help inform interventions for social workers and broader communities. Together, they explore Patton’s learnings about the challenges of using AI in a field that’s full of nuance and how informed technology can make positive social impacts in partnership with local communities. Dr. Patton also shares how his work on gang violence has grown his understanding of how social media can influence and transform the narratives about people.https://www.microsoft.com/research (https://www.microsoft.com/research)

    • 54 min
    132 - New Future of Work: How remote and hybrid work will shape workplaces and society with Jaime Teevan and Sid Suri

    132 - New Future of Work: How remote and hybrid work will shape workplaces and society with Jaime Teevan and Sid Suri

    For Microsoft researchers, COVID-19 was a call to action. The reimagining of work practices had long been an area of study, but existing and new questions that needed immediate answers surfaced as companies and their employees quickly adjusted to significantly different working conditions. Teams from across the Microsoft organizational chart pooled their unique expertise together under The New Future of Work initiative. The results have informed product features designed to better support remote work and are now being used to help companies, including Microsoft, usher their workforces into a future of hybrid work.
    In this episode of The New Future of Work series, Chief Scientist Jaime Teevan (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/teevan/) and Senior Principal Researcher Siddharth Suri (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/suri/) explore the many ways people were impacted by work shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. They talk about how race, gender, income, and other factors are indicative of how people have fared and what this means for the future of work. The researchers discuss the importance of examining potential hidden consequences—and patience—when using short-term data to make long-term decisions, emphasizing aspects of burnout and innovation. Topics covered in this wide-ranging conversation include benefits of commutes and a silver lining in the shift to remote and hybrid work—the movement of more innovative jobs out of large metro areas, creating momentum for greater opportunity in diverse locations. The research that Siddharth Suri describes in this podcast was jointly done with Hana Wolf of LinkedIn.
    https://www.microsoft.com/research (https://www.microsoft.com/research)

    • 23 min
    131 - New Future of Work: Redefining workspaces as hybrid and remote work become more prevalent with Jaime Teevan and Ginger Hudson

    131 - New Future of Work: Redefining workspaces as hybrid and remote work become more prevalent with Jaime Teevan and Ginger Hudson

    For Microsoft researchers, COVID-19 was a call to action. The reimagining of work practices had long been an area of study, but existing and new questions that needed immediate answers surfaced as companies and their employees quickly adjusted to significantly different working conditions. Teams from across the Microsoft organizational chart pooled their unique expertise together under The New Future of Work initiative. The results have informed product features designed to better support remote work and are now being used to help companies, including Microsoft, usher their workforces into a future of hybrid work.

    In this episode of The New Future of Work series, Chief Scientist Jaime Teevan (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/teevan/) and Principal User Research Manager Ginger Hudson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginger-hudson-1a6b52) share how people evolved their home office setups throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and they explore how information workers used various devices and peripherals to put their best self forward as the shift to remote work quickly unfolded. They also talk about what an “anatomy of hybrid work” might look like and some considerations for making a hybrid model of work sustainable in the long term, including the expansion of workspaces to outdoor environments.
    https://www.microsoft.com/research (https://www.microsoft.com/research)

    • 23 min
    130 - New Future of Work: Managing IT and security in remote scenarios with Jaime Teevan and Matt Brodsky

    130 - New Future of Work: Managing IT and security in remote scenarios with Jaime Teevan and Matt Brodsky

    For Microsoft researchers, COVID-19 was a call to action. The reimagining of work practices had long been an area of study, but existing and new questions that needed immediate answers surfaced as companies and their employees quickly adjusted to significantly different working conditions. Teams from across the Microsoft organizational chart pooled their unique expertise together under The New Future of Work initiative. The results have informed product features designed to better support remote work and are now being used to help companies, including Microsoft, usher their workforces into a future of hybrid work.

    In this episode of the podcast, Chief Scientist Jaime Teevan (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/teevan/) and Senior User Research Manager Matt Brodsky (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbrodsky-ph-d/) examine how the level of IT support available during the shift, including the ability to provide hardware and software, made the difference between laying off staff and weathering the challenges brought on by the pandemic. They also explore why remote work came with a spike in phishing threats, what the biggest thorn in the sides of IT administrators has been this past year, and where opportunities exist to prepare to keep up with tech advances and tackle future disruptions.
    https://www.microsoft.com/research (https://www.microsoft.com/research)

    • 21 min

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