Design Tricks

Technology companies compete for our time and attention; this is the “attention economy” that prioritizes our clicks over our thriving. Design choices like autoplay, notifications, and algorithms can compromise our sense of control (our digital agency.) These resources start to expose what is so often hidden and invite us to consider how design choices are not neutral.

The video below, which was co-created and co-produced by Common Sense Education and the education team at KQED, highlights examples of some common design tricks used by tech companies.

After watching the video, use this one-page PDF guide to reflect on the content.

For a video discussion guide and to learn more about how to teach about Design Tricks explore this free lesson plan we co-created with Common Sense Education.