Design for Cognitive Bias

Our users have biases and so do we. My best-selling book, Design for Cognitive Bias, explores how design and content strategy can help keep bias at bay—or use it for good.

Design for Cognitive Bias book cover.

This essential book will fundamentally change the way you think about design—and about your own mind.

Erika Hall
Author, Just Enough Research
David Dylan Thomas speaking at Confab.

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Need a speaker for your next event? I’ve given standing-room-only presentations at TEDNYC, SXSW, Confab, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, and the Wharton Web Conference (and my webinar game is pretty tight).

My talks focus on how decision-makers can design can understand bias (and use it for good), how to help people talk to each other more clearly and treat each other more equitably, and how to advocate for change in your organization. I offer an inclusive design workshop for a deeper dive here. My newest talk offers a blunt look at how pursuing engagement for its own sake can be harmful and offers more human approaches for our work in tech.

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Upcoming Events

Talks, workshops, webinars. I get up to a lot. Here’s what’s coming down the pike.

David Dylan Thomas speaking on stage with text to the right that promotes the inclusive design workshop

Inclusive Design Workshop September

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Amuse Conference

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Button 2023

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David Dylan Thomas explains cognitive bias with extraordinary clarity and compassion. His stage presence is at once commanding and approachable—he’s welcome back at Confab any time!

Kristina Halvorson
Founder, Confab Events

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