And along the way, we’ll use psychological science to empower Internet users to gain some control over their digital environments.Let’s get started. Let’s get started.
Our online ecosystem, the computer-mediated technologies that give us constant access to information, and the digital technologies allowing us to engage, share, and connect with others, are everywhere. Their largely unregulated, unfettered proliferation and mass adoption have created a melting pot of overlapping socio-cultural challenges across a spectrum of spaces, including those of law and ethics, technology, education, economy, politics, and the psychological and social sciences, to name a few.
As a technologist, I strongly advocate for technology innovation that helps to solve worldly challenges and improve the overall human condition.
By leveraging the knowledge and breadth of our psychological sciences, I aspire to improve our online spaces by:
Strategic design of online environments and user interfaces purposefully designed to steer people’s online behavior in the service of commercial interests challenge decision autonomy and informed choice
AI-powered algorithms used to filter and mediate information online, such as those deployed for targeted advertising, personalized recommendations, and news feed curation mechanisms, challenge decision autonomy and control our information environments.
Incendiary or misleading online content not based on factual knowledge or evidence and seeking to permeate inaccurate beliefs or undermine trust challenges reasoning, discernment of truth, and civil public discourse.
Online spaces optimized to monopolize and commodify human attention and influence online behaviors interfere with people’s attention, decision-making, and cognitive control.
My training in media psychology, cyberpsychology, political psychology, and neuromarketing (combined with my extensive background in digital strategy, online communications, and advertising/product design), can help organizations: