31 min

What Do We Really Want from Tech?—Scott Riley Digital Habit Lab

    • Self Help

What if technology were designed to work in harmony with what our brains really want? In this first of two episodes with designer and author Scott Riley, host Menka Sanghvi talks with him about his personal journey and challenges with mental health, and what inspired him to write his groundbreaking book “Mindful Design”. 

Listen in to discover more about how technology, even in its most “accessible” form, is designed to meet our needs only partially and superficially. Scott is deeply concerned about how this impacts people negatively, not just because of individual differences in capability, but also due to social inequality. He calls for more consideration for all kinds of cognitive load, whether it’s due to mental health, neurodivergence, poverty or racism. 

In this conversation Menka and Scott take on these complex subjects with respect and humour, inviting listeners to reflect on their own relationship with technology, and consider where design decisions might be harming them.

Warning: Scott speaks honestly and passionately about these subjects, and at times the language in this episode may not be suitable for young ears!

See Full Shownotes - mot.fyi/podcast/scott

What if technology were designed to work in harmony with what our brains really want? In this first of two episodes with designer and author Scott Riley, host Menka Sanghvi talks with him about his personal journey and challenges with mental health, and what inspired him to write his groundbreaking book “Mindful Design”. 

Listen in to discover more about how technology, even in its most “accessible” form, is designed to meet our needs only partially and superficially. Scott is deeply concerned about how this impacts people negatively, not just because of individual differences in capability, but also due to social inequality. He calls for more consideration for all kinds of cognitive load, whether it’s due to mental health, neurodivergence, poverty or racism. 

In this conversation Menka and Scott take on these complex subjects with respect and humour, inviting listeners to reflect on their own relationship with technology, and consider where design decisions might be harming them.

Warning: Scott speaks honestly and passionately about these subjects, and at times the language in this episode may not be suitable for young ears!

See Full Shownotes - mot.fyi/podcast/scott

31 min