Episode 4: "Choosing Joy over Delight" with author Christina Crook
How does our technology contribute to or detract from an experience of joy in our daily lives? In designing for delight and "stickiness," have we embraced problematic goals? How do we begin to unravel the common questions around healthfully engaging with technology in realistic, helpful ways?
In our fourth episode, award-winning author and speaker Christina Crook joins us to discuss how we might integrate tech into our lives in ways that help us flourish.
Episode guest: Christina Crook
Christina Crook is the award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World. In recent years she has become a leading voice on human flourishing in the digital age; her commentary has appeared in publications and on programs globally, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, Times of India, NPR, and CBC Radio. Her speaking engagements have taken her to universities, companies, and conferences across North America, where she advocates a for a human-centered future,. Christina also works as a consultant and coach helping organizations and individuals healthfully navigate their relationship with technology.
Domain7's Director of Engagement Strategy, Kevan is away on paternity leave for this episode, but will return to the show later this summer. Kevan brings wisdom from over a decade of experience leading award-winning digital strategies for a wide variety of institutions and businesses. A seasoned and engaging facilitator and speaker who has been with Domain7 since 2010, Kevan has helped shape our collaborative and people-centric culture. He's studied design thinking and innovation processes at the THNK School of Creative Leadership.
Veronica coordinates and co-creates Domain7's content, exploring themes around digital making and human flourishing. A creative leader with rich experience in brand and storytelling for tech, social purpose, and higher education, Veronica enjoys cultivating a deeper understanding of how contemporary technologies can aid and support healthy human connection and create new spaces for meaning to emerge.
Likeminded links and resources
Redesigning Technology to Serve People, Not Ads, interview with Oxford Internet Institute researcher James Williams
Being Here, Together: Connection Fatigue and Digital Communities, by Veronica Collins
Making Time for Reflection, interview with Kevan Gilbert
A Shared Dream: bringing our whole selves to Virtual Technology, by Kevan Gilbert
"It's imperative that we understand that the app's goal is not automatically our own personal goal. Articulating our values and our desires is essential to flourishing in a digital space, in a digital age. Because we are bringing ourselves and our own desires and our own intentions to each of the apps and platforms that we are adopting."
Episode 2: Leading for Change with guest Alex Trisoglio
About the podcast
Change is in the Making is Domain7's podcast about all things digital, explored through the lens of purposeful change. Together with our teammates and thoughtful external voices, we'll be delving into how to create meaningful change from a business standpoint, and a human perspective. We'll be discussing themes of digital transformation, empathy, culture-building and connection-making, tackling the complex challenges we face as digital makers...and simply as human beings in this moment in time.
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