For the October Program meeting, STC SoCenTx brings David Dylan Thomas, author of Design for Cognitive Bias and creator and host of The Cognitive Bias Podcast as he shows us how to identify biases and use content strategy and design to reduce the impact of those biases.
Users’ minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this talk I’ll use real-world examples to identify some particularly harmful biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. I’ll then 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, I’ll explore our own biases as designers and some methods to prevent our own blind spots from hurting users.
About the speaker
David Dylan Thomas, author of Design for Cognitive Bias, creator and host of The Cognitive Bias Podcast, and a twenty-year practitioner of content strategy and UX, has consulted major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. As the founder and CEO of David Dylan Thomas, LLC he offers workshops and presentations on inclusive design and the role of bias in making decisions. He has presented at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, An Event Apart, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, IA Conference, IxDA, Design and Content Conference, Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise, and the Wharton Web Conference on topics at the intersection of bias, design, and social justice.
Time and Registration
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Click here for Registration on Eventbrite. The link will be sent out to all registrants shortly before the program starts.
- STC South Central Texas Chapter Members and students: FREE
- Nonmembers: $10.00