Past Meetup

Hacking Cognitive Biases for Good

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Greetings Action Designers!

We’re excited to welcome Alicia Salvino to speak with us. Alicia is a UX designer who will talk with us about cognitive biases and how we can use them for good.


"People can be unreliable, and our decisions are often irrational. How can we design products that can not only acknowledge and accommodate this, but truly display empathy for our users? This talk will bring together academic studies with design principles to suggest a framework for designing for irrationality."


Alicia Salvino is a UX Designer at Brave UX, where she works on complex application interfaces across industries. Previously, she has worked on products for applications in healthcare, education, and finance. She received a BA in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

"I am an interaction designer with a background in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, which grounds my approach to both research and design. I am passionate about tackling tough problems affecting diverse populations and industries, and I am endlessly fascinated by the ways the digital and the physical world interact and intersect."


• 6:30 - 7:00 Arrivals and networking
• 7:00 - 8:00 Presentation
• 8:00 - 8:45 Community announcements, followed by more networking


“Optoro is a disruptive technology company building software that reimagines how retailers work and how consumers buy. We want to connect returned and excess goods to their next best home, in a way that makes most sense for the buyer, the seller, and the planet. We develop products with fresh, intuitive experiences for users that anticipate their needs and make things run more smoothly. Our teams move fluidly and synchronously to dig into real-world challenges, guided by iterative design, agile development, and an ambitious product vision."

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