In this well researched, moving talk, JD Hooge, inspires a call to action to all designers who are uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in todays world. Design should be thought of as a “super power” and it is time we take responsibility for the things we create. With our digital well-being at risk, designers have the privilege and the burden of wielding more power and influence than ever before.
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JD is a co-founder & Chief Creative Officer at Instrument, a digital brand and experience innovation company. Instrument’s team of over 200 creative technologists help organizations like Google, Nike, OneMedical, and MercyCorps navigate the complexities of innovation. Twenty years in to his interaction design career — in an era where our digital wellbeing is at risk — JD’s personal mission (and also, Instrument’s mission) is to enrich human lives through the thoughtful application of design and technology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx