Keys for putting in practice the 10 principles of humane technology
Based on 10 principles of humane technology and in smarts ideas in CHT website and forum
An approach to 1rst and 2nd principles of humane technology
A-Environment for develop healthy relationships
The nature of human relationships are based on confidence
And its natural flow creates, support and encourage health of each humane relationship
This is the first requirement to build healthy relationships, and the unique not replaceable at all.
The dialog is support by confidence and makes possible to trust in another person and give credit to his words.
To hurt confidence is to break down a relationship.
To rebuild it is a hard and extremely difficult goal without assurance of success
A fluent relationship requires maintenance with a convenient frequency of communication and commitment. But an excessive frequency exposes it to erosion. Erosion led us to decrease motivation, and from that point is easier to arrive to a not empathy situation.
When your empathy is week it is easy to misunderstand, to ignore, and to forget.
B-What’s happening with tech design of net communication?
The first real confidence we need is between the platform and his users, and no business model ought not to trespass this basement point.
The present design encourages a high exposure of private life, and eventhough in the beginning it was an attractive stuff, nowadays to be pressure to a non-desire high exposure is trespassing personal and social security.
Both situations attempt against confidence, the basement of every relationship and social contract.
The design of messaging is based on an easier, faster and simplified way than ever in human experience. The benefits are surely clear for everybody especially when your intention is only to inform or to be informed, but the problem begins when the message support an important charge of emotion
The constant, 24/7 arrival of messages of a lot of people in different situations make impossible to reply in the right emotional way.
In real life you never attend people at the same time in different and simultaneous conversations day after day.
That constant situation of bad quality of messaging erosions relationships and you’ll probably finally erase that contact, in other words, you erase that person of your environment, probably without the opportunities that brings a face to face conversation.
All this situation is even worst in groups of messaging, where the possibilities of not to be considered and the missing out feeling increased the exponential need of a 24/7 checking your smartphone.
And what about addiction?
How can escape if your words, ideas and images are every day liked or unliked on a public stage?
How can escape if your real inclusion is evaluated everyday?
How can escape if your self-esteem is day after day proved?
The result is an anxious and not established emotional life
C-Four levers to redefine the future
The CHT website presents four levers to redefine the future, but I think I only can offer a draft contribution in both: Inspire Humane Design and Create a cultural Awakening.
I think these levers are the two critical for change synergy between platforms and human behavior
Humane Design: in line with A and B parts, I think we need:
1- Assurance the personal control of private information
2- Personal control of contacts: no more to be exposed in contacts of your contacts without your authorization
3- No more profile configuration by default
4- No more space localization by default
5- User configuration to receive or not to receive like and unlike
6- No more predicting algorithm working 24/7 over your mind
7- Automatically classification of enter messages by user configuration crossing contacts and subjects preferred to gives priority of reply.
8- Create a stand-by bottom when reply must be shared in privacy before answer or simply to give a personal time of analysis.
9- Reminders for low participation in messaging groups
10-Every dispositive must include by default software to test periodically self-esteem, tech-addiction and emotional health.
• Public regulations for healthy design
• Health quality certified
• Nonstop investigation about healthy design and social behavior
Create a cultural awakening:
1- How to avoid risks in privacy information
2- How to protect and strengthen your self-esteem
3- How to prevent tech-addiction
4- How to obtain a strong emotional health
5- How to prevent unnecessary erosion in relationships
• Public policies and advertisements
• Programs of tech-behavior training from kindergarten to university
• Creation of public groups of training
• Unplugged experiences
• Spaces for sharing experiences
My intention is to keep on developing the 10 principles in future posts