Episode 61

Face Swapping, Deep Nostalgia, and Deep Fakes

The genealogy site MyHeritage has a feature where they can animate the pictures of your ancestors, while apps like Tokking Heads and Reface allow you to do the same with any photo. This leads down the dangerous road to deep fakes where you might not be able to tell a true video from a manufactured one.

Chris, Lisa, and Diana tackle this topic, discussing the UX of face swapping and photo animating services, the role of UX designers in mitigating misuse, and whether there are additional use cases. In Condensed Soup, they each share the film or use case to which they would swap their faces.

Send us your thoughts on photo animating, face swapping, and deep fakes, or ask us anything by emailing us at UXSoup@strategyanalytics.com.

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Chris Schreiner

As Director of Syndicated Research within the Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice, Chris Schreiner is responsible for leading teams delivering in depth user experience analysis and insights for clients in the wireless, smart home, and automotive industries.

Chris has over 20 years of experience in UX and human factors research, and has successfully led projects globally for clients in the automotive and wireless industries.
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Lisa Cooper

Lisa is Director of the User Experience Strategies service within the Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice. She is responsible for delivering insights, qualitative and quantitative UX research to clients on emerging technologies such as, 5G, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, new device form factors, and HMI.

Lisa has 20+ years of experience in UX and Human Factors research in North America and Europe focusing on smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, assistive technologies, automotive infotainment, and aerospace applications specializing in applying a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative UX methodologies to augment the consumer experience.

She holds a Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with Human Factors concentration at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Bachelor’s degree in Ergonomics/Human Factors from Loughborough University, England.
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Diana Franganillo

Diana is Director of In-Vehicle UX Research within the Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice. She leads the In-Vehicle UX research service delivering insights on emerging use cases, consumer priorities, and experience optimization for in-vehicle connectivity and autonomous and electric vehicles.
Diana has 15+ years of experience in UX and human factors and has successfully led projects globally in the automotive and aviation industries.
Prior to joining Strategy Analytics in May 2021, Diana worked at Renault Group, Jaguar Land Rover, NATS and Airbus Military. Diana holds a MSc in Human Factors from Cranfield University in the UK, a PgCert in Automotive Technology from Warwick University also in the UK, and a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain.