31. David Dylan Thomas

The Iowa Idea: David Dylan Thomas

“It’s not about having more information. It’s about having the right information.”

In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I sit down with David Dylan Thomas. Dave is the author of the book Design for Cognitive Bias from A Book Apart, serves as Content Strategy Advocate at Think Company and is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast. He has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. Dave has presented at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, IA Conference, and many other conferences on topics at the intersection of bias, design, and social justice.

Dave and I discuss the ethics, or lack thereof, in design with a focus on cognitive bias. I appreciated Dave’s perspective regarding the importance once we recognize a bias, we have the responsibility to address it and the connection to social justice. As with other behavioral science and bias discussions, we talk about how bad our brains are as a memory machine.

It was an honor to have Dave join the podcast. I really appreciated his insights and passion. Thanks to David for joining me. I hope you enjoy the episode.

About David

David Dylan Thomas, author of the book Design for Cognitive Bias from A Book Apart, serves as Content Strategy Advocate at Think Company and is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast. He has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. He has presented at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, IA Conference, Design and Content Conference, and the Wharton Web Conference on topics at the intersection of bias, design, and social justice.

Credits

Episode produce by Spark Consulting Group (www.inspiredbyspark.com) in Iowa City, with support from Executive Podcast Solutions (https://www.executivepodcastsolutions.com/)

The Iowa Idea Podcast music written and performed by Paisley Bible (https://paisleybible.bandcamp.com/).

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