Defining Digital Wellbeing

Defining Digital Wellbeing

In this latest post, Georgie Powell takes some time to define Digital Wellbeing and its key components.

Apps Designed for Happiness

Apps Designed for Happiness

It’s time to start thinking about new models for the future of technology. How can we move on from an attention - based economy to one motivated by positive social change? Here’s an idea - design and reward apps for happiness….

The 'Real' Like Button

The 'Real' Like Button

What if there was a ‘real’ like button…. one where we got to secretly post how social media updates made us feel? Social networks could understand more about whether or not their users were happy or sad, and we’d learn a thing or two about ourselves as well….

What a writer, an engineer and a bomber have in common, and why we can’t rely on science

What a writer, an engineer and a bomber have in common, and why we can’t rely on science

Philosophers of the past century cautioned on the risk of surveillance, data ownership and information curation that the internet would bring. But none of them foresaw that the apps and devices of our time would also be designed to addictive.

Whilst the jury is out on how much dopamine it takes to change our brains, I argue that technology is evolving too quickly for us to rely on ‘objective science’ to give us the answer. To find phone/life balance, we can do only one thing - look around.