Jacked

Another post I’d bookmarked quite some time ago to read and only recently got around to. Lots of information here on how apps and UI are effecting our day-to-day practices.

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

Tons of good take-aways – one for me is installing the Moment app to see how much time I spend on my phone each day and on what apps. I removed all the social media apps some time ago, but am still curious about what I use it for most, and how much time it constitutes.

Is there an irony in the fact that I’ve downloaded an app to help me be more cognizant of app/phone usage? Sure. But as Tristan Harris hammers home in the article linked above, the apps and their usage could be entirely different – as could our lives – if the design was refocused on the user’s interest and well being vs. the company’s bottom line.

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