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Nov 02, 2020

Design for Well Being: How we Influence User Behaviour (and Save the World)

Farah Assir

About this video


Screen addiction is real and its impacting all aspects of our lives. Digital products today are built on an attention economy, where the more people are in front of a screen, the better. As designers, we have the power to shape those interactions and help people make the most of their time. Let’s look at design patterns that exist, how they’re shaping our behaviors and share tactical ways to design in a way that better accounts for our collective well-being.


Farah Assir

Farah is a Lebanese American designer living in Brooklyn. Farah came to New York City from Beirut with bright eyes and no specific plan. Her mission is to help people make things clear, simple, and impactful through Design. She worked on creating new digital products at the New York Times (NYT Now and NYT Cooking), and has been leading the Design team at Meetup for the past 4 years. Outside work she hangs out with her husband and 8 month old baby, does hot yoga, and tries to eat as much kale as possible.