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We're a group of design thinkers, philosophers, storytellers, technology entrepreneurs from places like Apple, Google and Couchsurfing who want a future of technology that enhances the best of our humanity.

In the spirit of Time Well Spent, we respect your time and we strive to embody our core principles in how we communicate.

We hope you can also respect our time, by carefully seeing if these Frequently Asked Questions answer your question before you get in touch.


Frequently Asked Questions

A: We’ve curated a reading list which we update regularly which you can find here. You can also subscribe to our mailing list.) If you want to go deep, we recommend listening to Sam Harris' interview with former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris, titled "What is Technology Doing to Us?".

A: Check out our list of tips, habits and tools to minimize distraction and create a more intentional relationship with our devices.

A: Fantastic! First, please run your product through our Design Checklist. Secondly, please submit your product via this form. We’re currently developing our TWS affiliate programme so you can expect to hear from us after your submission should there be a potential to collaborate. We also encourage you to check out Joe Edelman’s talk “Is Anything Worth Maximizing?” too.

A: We’re always on the lookout for great people who share our values and vision. Please fill out our volunteer form here and we’ll be in touch should we have a relevant opening!

A: Great! Please see some of our "Livable Media" research questions to see where our interests lie and fill out this form. Or submit a link and summary of your research in the form below.

A: We recommend turning off notifications, limiting screentime and educating children about how technology is often intentionally designed to maximize addiction (see the 60 Minutes segment on "Brain Hacking").
We also encourage you to check out Common Sense Media's Guide to Digital Citizenship. Common Sense Media is a non-profit dedicated to educating children, teachers and parents about digital citizenship.

A: There is significant overlap with our mission and values at TWS and those that are fundamental to mindfulness. Please see our below partner projects: Designing Mindfulness,, and

A: Please fill out the below form with the subject line “Media Interview” and tell us a little bit about you, your publication/broadcaster and some specifics on the interview.

A: Tristan is overwhelmed with interest to speak at events. We recommend you consider requesting James Williams based at the Oxford Internet Institute in the UK.

If you'd still like to ask Tristan to speak, please fill out this form and select “Speaking Engagement” and outline the specifics of the event (dates, audience, theme etc.).

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