Learn from real-world examples to identify some particularly nasty biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions.
Hosted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT
Users’ minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this webinar, Dave will use real-world examples to identify some particularly nasty biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. He’ll also talk about some content strategy and design choices we can use in our apps, designs, and platforms to redirect or eliminate the impact of those biases. Finally, he’ll explore designers’ biases and some methods to prevent our own blind spots from hurting users.
David Dylan Thomas
Content Strategy Advocate
Dave is a long-time practitioner, speaker, and evangelist for content, design, and the crucial roles they play in our organizations and communities. Dave has worked with organizations to help them meet their content goals since 2006. Dave has given standing-room-only presentations at TEDNYC, SXSW, Confab, UX Copenhagen, and the Wharton Web Conference on content strategy and emerging content trends. He’s also the author of the upcoming book, Design for Cognitive Bias, published by A Book Apart.
Thanks for watching "Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil" with David Dylan Thomas. Below you’ll find some related content and resources Dave mentioned during his presentation.
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- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- Predictably Irrational by Dan Arielly
- Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro
- Technically Wrong by Sara Wacther-Boettcher
- Artificial Unintelligence by Meredith Broussard
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