“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 Website
- Time Well Spent Project
- Tedx Brussels Talk on Technology to Spend Time Well
- The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Stress and Speed by Professor Gloria Mark
Tristan works for Google analysing behavioural influence and ethics. He is the Founder of the Time Well Spent Project