Focus Inside: Ethical Tech Panel




Focus Inside: ethical tech panel

18 April 2018


Added 01-Jan-1970

How can we design tech to help us be better humans?

Tech "hacking" our brains has become a hot topic. Last year, two former Facebook executives publicly accused the social network in manipulating and destroying our society.

Designers are responsible for how millions of people will behave on a daily basis. Could we design technology in a more sustainable, mindful way to make us better people, and not steal human time and attention? Join the panel of experts to talk about ethics of tech, as part of Focus Inside.

Focus Inside is a unique pop-up event that explores our relationships with our devices and how they are changing us. The project is supported by Westminster Council and Create Church Street Fund and is part of Focus Inside mindful tech festival (see more info and full program at


1. presentation of the results of ethical tech hackathon

2. panel on ethical tech. Should we consider ethics when we design technology? How can we change business models, so that designers are not incentivized to hunt for our attention?

Panelists are:

  • Aleksandra Melnikova, experience design director, Radley Yeldar and Bill Tribble, lead UX designer, General Assembly instructor - presenting results of hackathon

  • David Asfaha, data scientist, Capgemini - Is data becoming "weaponized"?

  • Silja Litvin, Psychologist and Founder of PsycApps, Digital Mental Health - Mental health and technology

  • Adam Smith, senior technologist in fintech sector - Inherent bias in AI