Design for Cognitive Bias

Our users have biases and so do we. My new book, Design for Cognitive Bias, explores how design and content strategy can help keep them at bay (or use them for good).

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This essential book will fundamentally change the way you think about design—and about your own mind.

Erika Hall
Author, Just Enough Research
David Dylan Thomas speaking at Confab.

Photo Credit: Sean Tubridy / Confab Events

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Need a speaker for your next event? I’ve given standing-room-only presentations at TEDNYC, SXSW, Confab, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, and the Wharton Web Conference (and my webinar game is pretty tight).

My talks focus on how design can mitigate bias (or use it for good) and help people talk to each other more clearly and treat each other more equitably.

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Upcoming Events

Talks, workshops, webinars. I get up to a lot. Here’s what’s coming down the pike.

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Button Conference—Panel: Button Book Club

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An Event Apart—Design for Cognitive Bias

LavaCon UX: A Virtual Content Strategy Conference.

LavaCon UX—Fight Bias with Content Strategy

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Think Workshop—Inclusive Design: Building a Bias-Informed Practice

David Dylan Thomas explains cognitive bias with extraordinary clarity and compassion. His stage presence is at once commanding and approachable—he’s welcome back at Confab any time!

Kristina Halvorson
Founder, Confab Events

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Talks and webinars I’ve given. Articles I’ve written. Podcasts, web series, and movies I’ve made.

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