We design technologies to make life easier, help fatigue work go faster, and add value to people's lives. We strive for seamless interaction. We obsess over the details. We believe that we are making the world a better place.
And yet, technology seems to be tearing us apart for good. This requires our attention in all the wrong ways. There are also real social and emotional costs.
What if we can instead project a positive impact on our personal and collective well-being? This session will look at some of the basic design principles for happiness, a framework for translating short-term emotions into long-term values, and positive models that can break our approach to design.
Pamela Pavlikak is the founder of Change Sciences, an insights and innovation firm and a lecturer at the Pratt Institute, where she studies our emotional connection to technology. Pamela works with organizations ranging from IKEA to TIAA to USDA to design well-being. She talks about the emotions and technologies of SXSW, TEDx, Web Summit, among other conferences. It serves as a global initiative to develop the IEEE Ethics and AI Standards. Happiness Design, her book on how to create a technological future that contributes to our well-being, will be published by O & # 39; reilly in the fall of 2017.