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Digital Mindfulness Podcast #6: Meaningful Digital Experiences With Tristan Harris

By 15th April 2015 One Comment

“Words May Show A Man’s Wit But Actions His Meaning” – Benjamin Franklin

This is a very special edition of the Digital Mindfulness podcast, as I talk with Tristan Harris, who works on behaviour and ethics for Google.

Tristan’s focus is to develop a framework to help product designers align their products and services with the way Users want to live their lives, while simultaneously supporting their overall well-being and attention.

Tristan is also working on an independent design movement for Time Well Spent, similar to the Slow Movement, to encourage a shift from an economy that’s a race to the bottom for seducing people’s attention, to an economy competing to create net positive contributions to people’s lives.

 

In This Episode, You Will Discover:

  • What it means to design technology for people’s attention
  • Whether people’s interactions with technology reflect their true desires
  • What is the highest quality way in which people can communicate?
  • Do companies need new metrics to measure successful digital experiences?

Links Mentioned In The Show

Tristan Harris

Tristan Harris

Behavioural Influence & Ethics at Google

Tristan works for Google analysing behavioural influence and ethics. He is the Founder of the Time Well Spent Project

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Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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