Facilitate Healthy Behaviors

Like health, technology touches every aspect of people’s lives. While not every product or service is explicitly focused on health, we can leverage our designs to facilitate healthier behaviors and improve the mental and physical well-being of our users.

How might we design products and services that facilitate healthier behaviors among our users?

Ask yourself

What if we choose to remove or reduce any experiences or features that affect people’s mental and physical well-being negatively?

Imagine...

a movie or video streaming service that offers a mindful moment or break after it detects binge-watching?

Ask yourself

What if we we choose to add more friction in the path of less healthy options or features that induce stress? What if we surfaced healthy options?

Imagine...

a mapping app that integrates many modes of transportation. What if it suggested walking or bicycling as the default for short distance journeys?

Ask yourself

What if we choose to create experiences that have stealthy health features?

Imagine...

an augmented reality platform that takes you out of your living room to teach you martial arts in a beautiful natural setting, while connecting you with other students in either reality.

Use these prompts to start the conversation about designing for health and equity within your networks.
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