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).

Design for Cognitive Bias book cover.

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.

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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. I also offer an inclusive design workshop if you want a deeper dive on these topics.

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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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Utterly Content 2022

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Design Matters Pop-Up

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UX Copenhagen Workshop

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An Event Apart Spring 2022

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Learning Solutions

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Confab 2022

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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