CZ 078: Jay Vidyarthi, Attention Activist, Designer, Mindful Technologist

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Jay has a lot of experience in the design field and you can feel the mindfulness influence that he brings to his work. The way that he approaches thinking about design concepts is refreshing and forward thinking. We chat about:

  • Getting exposed to meditation growing up in India and being taught the gayatri mantra

  • How a jam session turned into getting deeper into meditation

  • The ups and downs of sitting on a 10 day retreat

  • Tips of how to keep going when starting out in meditation

  • Getting into human computer interaction design

  • Taking feedback on his early design concepts in graduate school

  • Why Technologists should take a hippocratic oath towards product design

  • What good technology design looks like

  • Being an Attention activist

  • Why he’s hopeful for the future of mindfulness and technology

attentionactivist.com

jayvidyarthi.com

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