Design for Agency

How can we design screens and other interfaces so as to let the user pursue what they really want in the moment, rather than piping them through some funnel we designed for them?

Introductions. If you're a designer, maybe just watch these redesigns of chrome and the ios lockscreen, or watch the full talk, or read this quick review of the problem we're addressing.

Materials. Then download supporting materials to do your own redesigns--the redesign worksheet and the list of example framing distortions from software.

Community: join the newsletter! and be part of local groups, in SF, NYC, or LA. Or start your own with this handbook.

Academics may also be interested in A Draft Curriculum for Design Schools and a more academic treatment of some of these design considerations, grounded in relevant economics and phil.

This work has been partly supported by Stripe.