Michal Luria

🇺🇸  Ithaca

Michal is a researcher and interaction designer completing her Ph.D. at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University examining how intelligent personal agents, AI, and social robots can and should interact and behave. Her research employs unique immersive, speculative and human-centered design methods to envision and critique interactions with future technology that functions in complex social contexts, such as using theater and embodied prototyping as a form of inquiry. Michal’s research uses participatory methods that involve communities, stakeholders, engineers, designers and artists to tackle complex problems, alongside traditional qualitative and quantitative research methods. She is also the founder of the Speculative Futures Chapter in Tel Aviv, Israel.