Jon Yablonski

Senior Product Designer, Boom Supersonic

Jon Yablonski

Senior Product Designer, Boom Supersonic

Jon Yablonski

Using Psychology to Build Better Products and Services

An understanding of psychology—specifically the psychology behind how users behave and interact with digital interfaces—is perhaps the single most valuable non-design skill a designer can have. The most elegant design can fail if it forces users to conform to the design rather than working within the “blueprint” of how humans perceive and process the world around them. This talk dives into how designers can apply key principles from psychology to build products and experiences that are more intuitive and human-centered. The audience will learn which psychology concepts are most useful for designers, a framework for applying these principles to their work, and the ethical implications of doing so.

About

Jon Yablonski is a Senior UX Designer whose mission is to make complex technology simple and easy to use through user research and interaction design. When he’s not building wireframes, prototypes, or crafting CSS, Jon is writing about his design experiences for outlets such as A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, and CSS Tricks. His work has been featured online at FastCo Design, Adobe Blog, The State of UX in 2019 from UX Collective, and he’s received awards from CSS Design Awards and The FWA. Jon is currently building a dramatically more accessible world as a Senior Product Designer at Boom Supersonic. Previously, he worked on the next generation of in-vehicle digital experiences at General Motors.