02 Feb, 8:00 pm
From selfies to likes to bottomless swipes to "quantified selves" to "People also liked," our pervasive technology is persuasively designed to disembody us. To objectify our relationship to ourselves and others. To "hook" our attention and "hack" our psychology. To disconnect us from ourselves so that we stay connected to our tech.
Today it’s easier than ever to design highly usable experiences that degrade the health of the people who use them. How do we move beyond just “design thinking” and embed health-thinking into our products and design decisions?
This workshop will explore an applied values framework for design that promotes a culture of health, and deliver an experience designed in that framework. A digitally distributed, real-world, restorative spa retreat you are invited to join from the comfort of home.
For the Spa x Home we’ll use everyday household ingredients (see list below) to nourish our skin, trigger point massage to be kind to our bodies, and guided meditation and crystal bowl sound bath to calm our minds. We'll use our new digital tools combined with ancient practices to create a real-time experience of relaxation, re-embodying, and replenishment for guests in attendance around the world.
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Principal UX Designer at athenahealth
As Principal UX Designer at athenahealth, a network of more than 160,000 providers and 110 million patients, I design platform-scale solutions to empower patients, grow provider business, and improve population health outcomes. I have previously designed customer experience solutions for some of the world’s largest brands and organizations, including Toyota, Live Nation, and AARP. My work and writing have been featured in Wired, TechCrunch, The LA Times, WBEZ, and more.