To regain their trust, we must empower our users. Expert opinions are a thing of the past; we favor user reviews from “people like us” whether we're planning a meal or prioritizing a newsfeed. But as our filter bubbles burst, consumers and citizens alike turn inward for the truth. By designing for empowerment, the smartest organizations meet them there.
In an age of cynicism, we can design for trust: our tactical choices in content and design can fuel empowerment. Examples from the FBI, Mailchimp, NIH, GOV.UK, and America's Test Kitchen demonstrate what you can do to meet unprecedented problems in information consumption. Focusing on voice, volume, and vulnerability can inform your design and content strategy to earn the trust of your users and rebuild our very sense of trust itself.
Presented by Margot Bloomstein, @mbloomstein, at An Event Apart Washington DC, #aeadc, on July 29, 2019.