More Productivity, Less Depression: How can we use machines instead of letting them use us?
Lindsay Tabas, Lady Engineer™, Tabas Consulting Group
Why do doctors spend 5 hours at a computer each day instead of treating patients? How did social media addiction evolve into a classifiable mental health disease? As technology grows pervasive & ubiquitous, we face a future where our inventions could overpower us. When we let technology dictate how we go about our day, how much of our creativity do we give up? Lindsay Tabas, a Human-Computer Interaction professional with 15 years of experience in startups & technology, facilitates this collaborative design thinking workshop. We'll look at how each of us can guide technology innovation that truly supports people. Prepare to explore, create & reflect so that the impact community leads the design of the future.
design thinking, Entrepreneurs, impact-driven, innovation, leadership, product development, technology
This is an alternative format, interactive workshop meant to facilitate collaboration, networking and discussion amongst the participants.
This collaborative workshop is designed for experiential learning and networking amongst participants. Lindsay begins the session with a 15-minute thought-provoking introduction around the chasm between people and technology. Then, small groups will break out first for a "safari" exploration exercise. They'll answer questions around their relationship with technology in their personal and professional lives, identify the good and the bad, and discuss the decisions that led to those outcomes. Using that content, they'll do a creation & reflection exercise to consider wide-ranging changes rather than specific inventions. They are asked to explore unique hypothetical situations which will challenge them to consider changes taking place at the technological, societal and cultural level. These activities often reveal what we do and do not understand around our own decision making, choices and behaviors with our daily technology use. Asking "what if..." or "what would happen..." can prepare us for the problems we may encounter and the changes likely to occur over the coming years. Mapping how we think now to where it may take us lets us all adapt, focusing our attention on what is working and what could be done better. This is the ultimate experience for anyone that believes the Social Captial community will lead in true innovation. Afterall, a rigorous focus on outcomes, both financial and people-minded, is still a rare approach in technology design.