Session: Unhooked - How to spot and reverse addictive technologies
Big Tech has become part of our daily lives, making us give our attention and energy while sometimes ignoring our own goals or becoming depressed on the way. How did these technologies become so addictive? It's not by accident, but by design. Addictive technologies know exactly what triggers us and have mastered the art of behavior change and influence while using the ease of technology to access our attention all day long. Both as designers and as users, we have the responsibility to understand the mechanics of these technologies and be transparent when we use them. This talk will cover the inner workings of addictive technologies, the important role designers play in society and how we as individuals can get ourselves unhooked.
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Bio: Sofia Michili
Sofia is a service designer with 7+ years experience designing and creating software in B2B, B2C and mobile. Specialized in UX and Product Psychology, she has learned the techniques used to create behavior change in software. She is passionate about making technology work for people and solving challenges through design. She is currently working to improve the data fairness and transparency challenges technology has created through making her own product.