With great power comes great responsibility." - Uncle Ben ( Spiderman)
As a Technologist specializing in Behavior Design, it's my joy to help Tech Teams build and implement sound strategies for ongoing success. As tech designers we have great influence on a global scale. This is why we must make sure that the products & services we create are a force for good in the world. As one of my mentors, Dr. BJ Fogg, creator of Behavior Design says, I believe 'We can leverage persuasive technology to create more harmony among disparate cultures and countries.' Here are a few of my favorite tech initiatives, including my 1st App consulting project - TruePublic!
TruePublic is a way to bring people together. Across the United States, we are becoming increasingly divided into our own groups. It's a fun, safe place to bridge the gaps between groups of people who otherwise don’t connect.
Our hope is that as we begin to better understand each other, we’ll be able to better connect with one another. What do you believe? Where do you fit? Who agrees with you? Do you stand with the bold majority? Or the fearless minority? The opinions we're sharing and the answers we're gathering each day are bringing us to a new understanding of ourselves and others across the USA. Join the conversation by downloading today!
A Wise Rat
Are you the kind of person who avoids confrontation? At TruePublic, these are the kinds of conversations we love having with you. It’s good to spend a few seconds keeping it real even when things get uncomfortable. That’s one of the reasons why we built TruePublic. We've created a place where people are coming together, one vote at a time to see how our opinions connect to build our lives, our experiences and our culture.
As we’ve examined thousands of opinions shared by family, friends, and fellow citizens of the USA, we're able to see clearly how even our contrasting points of view are helpful. The data is proof that the often reported divisions are not as wide as we believed and this tension could make us stronger than we ever imagined, if we’re all willing to do our part.
A wise rat named Splinter once said to his oldest Ninja Turtle son, Leonardo, that when it comes to unity and strength for the team, “You shouldn’t want them all to think the same, it’s their different points of view that make the team strong. A good leader understands this. A good brother accepts it.”*
So would you say that you’re the kind of person who avoids confrontation or can you appreciate the beauty that's born of diversity? Do you realize the importance of every opinion you hold and preference you have?
Without your opinion, we have an incomplete picture of humanity and your value to our story is immeasurable. So don’t hold back, join the conversation today and Vote Happy!
Chicago violence is continually in the headlines. The stories that aren't often told are of the heroes who work 24/7 to reach young people who are directly affected by this heartbreaking, dream shattering violence. We Are Chicago was created by a team of heroes to offer a first-person view of what it's like for these families through this one of a kind 'first person narrative-driven adventure game using real stories. You'll explore your relationships to find out the truth and uncover what really matters.'
'We Are Chicago is a strikingly authentic game for PC/Mac/Linux that strives to portray the harsh realities associated with growing up on the south and west side of Chicago. Beyond the game itself, we are using the game’s voice and a portion of the proceeds from the game to help raise awareness and support two non-profit groups, All Stars Project of Chicago and Reclaim Our Kids. who have a mission to help curb violence and provide positive and creative opportunities to kids living on Chicago’s south and west side.'
Above all, the hope is that We Are Chicago 'will create a deeper understanding, motivate and inspire change, and cultivate a larger conversation surrounding the issues of violence and income disparity.'