Digital Wellness

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….

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.

The problem with Digital Wellness - a cautionary tale

The problem with Digital Wellness - a cautionary tale

As digital wellbeing gathers momentum, it’s likely that more and more people will become aware of what constitute ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ apps. But in this blog we argue that even the ‘good' apps can come at a cost, as we lose touch with ourselves, and our ability to own our time.