When Being Good is Bad

Coco Chalfant
21 Sep 2018
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Bluebonnet Room

When Being Good is Bad

Stop being so damn good at your job and start thinking about what you build impacts the physical, mental, and emotional daily life of the person you are trying to help. We all like to be good or even great at our jobs, yet this can lead to detrimental impacts on the human experience. What happens when we are too good? Can we cause digital addictions and how are those digital addictions affect us as humans? There are many studies tell us that too much of a good thing can be bad. Our eyes are more strained, backs are in pain, and people have seriously hurt themselves walking while interacting with technology. What can we do as information architects to stay good at our jobs and keep promoting human to human interactions? As responsible designers, we can control the impact our designs have on the people using the technology.