Reduce Risk in Computer Vision Design: Focus on the User

Tuesday, May 22, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Summit Track: 
Business Insights

Companies across a wide range of industries are considering ways to apply computer vision to innovate their products and services. With the vast potential of this exciting technology, a common mistake is building something that is powerful but not necessarily needed or desired. User input, when harnessed, can be a powerful antidote to this risk, driving focus into computer vision development.

Human-centered design is a process to manage the risk and complexity of developing computer vision systems by balancing three focus areas: product usability/desirability, technical feasibility and business viability. This process identifies valuable insights to help navigate conflicting development options and ensure the final product is desirable to the end user.

This presentation will outline the essentials of human-centered design and how it can be used to drive focus and clarity in the development of complex vision-based products. We’ll illuminate the value of this approach through examples including a wearable connected camera and a vision-based space tracker.


Paul Duckworth

Director of Engineering, Twisthink

Paul Duckworth is the Director of engineering at Twisthink where he leads business account development activities for numerous high-profile accounts and an internal development team of vision systems, algorithm, embedded systems and connectivity experts. Paul has 30 years of product development and engineering management experience and has acquired 16 patents throughout his career which demonstrates his consistency in delivering proven results. Paul spent the first part of his career working in the automotive industry where he led the development of the first Bluetooth enabled hands free phone, the development of the first universal garage door opener and forward vision detection systems. At Twisthink, Paul uniquely combines human centered design with his technical experience in image sensing, vision systems and connectivity to drive the creation of solutions for customers across medical, automotive, industrial and consumer industries.

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