Google Begins Adopting Calm Technology Design Principles — But Has a Way to Go

Digital Wellbeing is a new Google initiative which aims to help people “better understand their tech usage, focus on what matters most, disconnect when needed, and create healthy habits for the whole family.” It’s good to see tech giants starting to adopt principles I’ve been writing about and speaking on over the last few years. (Last year I worked with Microsoft on a recently announced program.) I’m especially thrilled to see Google adopting UX tweaks similar to those I’ve recently advocated for. For instance, this new feature for YouTube:

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Design advocate, speaker and author of Calm Technology + Designing With Sound. Research Fellow at Institute for the Future. Caseorganic.com

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