Dark patterns, bottomless feeds, and manipulative software—we are surrounded by addictive and toxic technology.
As creators, we have a responsibility to build tech that respects our users’ time, mental space and well-being. As consumers, we must begin to build balance with the technology in our own lives. It’s time we create with conscience. During this talk, Bethany discusses the ways technology is controlling our time, emotions and attention. She outlines the tools and techniques companies are using to keep us hooked and engaged. Then, she discusses how we can commit to and build healthier technology—for ourselves and our end users.