Designing for Digital Health
The “restore connection” alert isn’t just for devices– it applies to people too. And it’s more important now than ever before.
We have a responsibility as creators of digital products to enable others to disconnect, and re-connect with themselves– physically, mentally and socially. This intersection is an emerging category Andréa likes to call digital health, and it’s something we can create together. In this talk, I shared actionable strategies, principles and considerations for designing with digital health top of mind. We got into some #realtalk about how we can collectively create more balance and presence for the humans using our products.
The Twitter Version:
We’re building the news headlines of the future… but most importantly, we’re building the habits of the future, too.
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Engineering Code of Ethics
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Design Patterns for Mental Health
An open-sourced library of patterns for mental health
Need another solid tweet from this talk? I’ve got you covered.
Technology is exploiting vulnerability in human psychology. Dopamine-driven habit loops are gradually gnawing away at our physical and mental health. It's time we re-claim them for good.
Top 6 Favourite Apps for Digital Health
High-quality guided meditation sessions. Sessions range from 1 minute to 20+ minutes.
Bite-sized classes from reputable instructors. Helps me sweat once a day.
A diet plan, food diary, macro calculator, calorie counter & healthy recipes, all in one.
Habit-forming app created by the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University.
Muse Meditation Headband
Headband that provides real-time feedback on brain activity during guided meditations.
Mood journal for documenting and unpacking thoughts using CBT.