It appeared to me how common it is to use persuasive design patterns for smartphones. I think that designers and technologists should take responsibility and aim for change in regards to the creation of potentially addictive software.
This is why I attempted to reimagine the smartphone experience in a more mindful way.
I found that even though we’re all different human beings with different lives and different relations to technology, we generally use similar software on smartphones. iOS and Android are the industry standards and conversations with smartphone addicts taught me that these Operating Systems aren’t per se working for them.
That’s why I created Human Phones, an iteration of my initial concept that enables people to customize their own Android Launcher. The concept informs people about persuasive design patterns and establishes a routine that includes critical self-reflection and altering of the created launcher.
I believe that we can truly put people first if we enable them to control and create their digital environment.
Feedback, questions, or any other comments are very much appreciated! Thank you.
This concept is based on desk research and a human-centered design approach. The main process is documented in Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.…
The full project documentation can be found at Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.