Tristan is a design thinker, philosopher and entrepreneur.
Tristan co-leads the movement for “Time Well Spent” – a community of entrepreneurs, engineers and designers creating technologies built to enhance users’ wellbeing, relationships and help them spend time well – according to their values – not maximize screen time.
Tristan has run “Time Well Spent” redesign workshops and meet-ups in San Francisco, New York, London and Berlin while teaching a new “empowering design” methodology – integrating insights from behavioral economics, social psychology, product design and ethics to close the gap between users’ intentions and behavior.
Tristan is also a Product Philosopher at Google, where he studies how technology influences a billion users’ attention, well-being and behavior. He has led design sprints with various teams, including a meeting between Google’s lead product designers and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, international spokesperson for Mindfulness. Previously at Google, Tristan worked on advanced personal assistance and productivity applications.
Previously, Tristan was CEO and Co-Founder of Apture, which Google acquired in 2011. Apture enabled millions of users to get instant, on-the-fly explanations without leaving their place, across a billion page views per month on its publisher network.
Tristan graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Science, focused on Human Computer Interaction, while dabbling in behavioral economics, social psychology, behavior change and habit formation under Professor BJ Fogg in the Stanford Persuasive Technology lab.
Notable Awards & Mentions:
- Rated #16 in Inc Magazine’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in 2009
- Stanford Mayfield Fellow in Entrepreneurship
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