The main reason why Western civilization lacks Spirituality…is that it has given priority to economic and technological development over human and community development.Grace Lee Boggs 1915-2015
I envision a world without digital distraction. I see a possibility for machines to augment our most important senses – our sense of empathy, our sense of motivation, our sense of spirituality.
I bring insight from the world sustainable development, in particular the Asset-Based Community Development model. I’m also versed in several design approaches, like Human-Centered Design, Google Ventures Design Sprints, UX Research. My background as a musician and artist also contributes to my perspective.
Our current digital world is misaligned with deep human biological and spiritual needs. It is a world that incentivizes immediate stimulation over contemplative decision-making; external stimulation over self-reflection and peace-of-mind. Forthcoming commercial developments in augmented reality, machine learning, and affective computing have the potential to further this misalignment.
However, correctly designed, these emerging technologies have the potential to help humans better focus on their deepest needs. UX/UI designers should play a proactive role in shaping these new computing platforms, and in so doing help to reclaim the human mind from the detriments of digital overstimulation.
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I'm currently available for new part- and full-time project opportunities.
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