Tech Companies Design Your Life, Here’s Why You Should Care-Tristan Harris

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Tech Companies Design Your Life, Here’s Why You Should Care


Tristan Harris

Time Well Spent, Ex-Google Design Ethicist, CEO of Apture (acquired by Google)

‘How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist’ by Tristan Harris

Is there a relation between technology and psychology ???

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‘How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist’


Tristan Harris

Tristan Harris

Design Ethics & Product Philosopher at Google

He is a leader in the movement for “Time Well Spent” ( to align technology and media with our humanity. Instead of a “time spent” economy where apps and websites compete for how much time they take from people’s lives, Time Well Spent aims to re-structure the design of apps and media to compete to help us live by our values and spend time well.

Tristan was a Design Ethicist and Product Philosopher at Google until 2016, where he studied how technology influences a billion users’ attention, well-being, and behavior. He led design sprints with product teams, including a meeting between Google’s lead product designers and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, international spokesperson for Mindfulness.

Previously, Tristan was CEO and Co-Founder of Apture, which Google acquired in 2011. Apture-enabled millions of users to get instant, on-the-fly explanations without leaving their place, across a publisher network of a billion page views per month.

Tristan holds several patents from his work at Apple, Wikia, Apture and Google. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Science, focused on Human Computer Interaction while dabbling in behavioral economics, social psychology, behavior change and habit formation in Professor BJ Fogg’s Stanford Persuasive Technology lab.