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Engadget, September 4, 2019
The New Idea of Phone Minimalism
“It's really just one component of a larger problem in the industry, which is how do we balance designing for engagement without designing for addiction?”

Quartz, September 4, 2019
Hiding Likes on Social Media Might Actually Make It Better

Quartz, August 2, 2019
Forget AI Ethics—Treat Technology Like a New Relationship Instead
“What if we treated technology like a blossoming romance instead of unhealthy codependency?”

Quartz, September 13, 2018
Our Communication is Being Increasingly Limited to Emojis
“When it comes to emotional intelligence, Pavliscak says, the more concepts you have, the more distinctions you can make, and the more coping strategies you can develop. By contrast, limiting the number of emotional reactions might change how we understand feelings in the future. With fewer fine distinctions, emotions could get more extreme.”

Elsevier Weekblad, July 25, 2018
Can Robots Have Human Emotions?

TNW, May 24, 2018
Why Emotionally Intelligent Machines Are the Future of AI
“Maybe, just maybe, as the emotional intelligence of the machines go up, our emotional intelligence goes up too.”

LA Times, May 10, 2018
Should People Know They're Talking To an Algorithm?
“We design tech and tech, in turn, designs us. It would be pretty naive to think we'll stay the same.”

NPR, April 30, 2018
Kids, Meet Alexa, Your AI Mary Poppins
“Alexa is occupying that weird space between a friend, a human friend, and something else. And I think for kids especially, their conception of that is so fluid.”

Digital Trends, November 11, 2017
How to Put Humans Before Technology

Huffington Post, June 8, 2017
Rethinking Technology in the Classroom

Suddeutsche Zeitung, June 5, 2017
Apps Are Addictive, But Do They Have To Be?

Quartz, March 23, 2017
There's a Better Way to Treat Your Tech Addiction Than Hiding Your Phone and Laptop

Zeit Online, March 12, 2017
Do You Feel It, Too?

20 Minutes, February 16, 2017
We Are Hyper-Connected, but There Is No Real Life to Return To

Interviews & Podcasts

All Tech is Human Changemakers, March 2020
On Emotionally Intelligent Technology
“When we are developing technology that taps into something so personal and primal as emotion, it’s important to take great care.”

Wireframe, November 2018
Is Good Design Good for You?
“We could measure other things that aren’t engagement in the short-term but in fact are long-term relationships. Let’s look at other emotional or well-being factors and try to measure that.”

With Love and Data, November 2018
The Future of Emotional Machines
“Our home and mobile assistants are barely aware if we are shouting in frustration or just joking around.”

Human Tech , September 2018
Emotionally Intelligent Design

Digital Mindfulness, April 2018
Emotionally Intelligent Machines

Funny as Tech, October 2017
The Future of Conversation

CBC Spark, May 2017
How to Design for Happiness

The Web Ahead, June 2015
Improving Tech's Humanity