Digital Trends: How To Put Humans Before Technology

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Many of us have a love-hate relationship with technology. On one hand, it can feel like corporations are watching our every move, influencing our purchase behavior by monitoring our digital behavior, and distracting us from being present in our real lives. On the other hand, we are able to communicate with anyone in the world, have access to endless amounts of information, and are exposed many cultures and products we may otherwise never have had the opportunity to experience. But, because design trends are informed by human behavior patterns, the question then becomes, what do we want to suggest with our actions? Citing founder Pamela Pavliscak's TEDx talk, "How to live happily in the digital age" in this Digital Trends piece, Steven Parton takes a deeper dive into how people can use their behavior to influence and shape future technology in a positive way.

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