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Understanding human behaviour: taking a more complex approach

An interesting read on data gathering to understand behaviour. Large-scale surveys are useful but if we are serious about changing behaviours, we must use every tool to understand human complexity Why you might ask; One of the key takeaways from … Continue reading

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9 Facts Every Creative Needs to Know About Collaborative Teams – 99U

“The mere presence of other people can boost your performance. One the earliest findings in social psychology was the “social facilitation” effect – the way the mere presence of other people engaged in the same task as us can boost … Continue reading

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6 Cognitive Biases you should know about

…and also how you can design against them. Nice one @ribotminimus 6 Cognitive Biases you should know about

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Hey you, designer, put that coffee down. How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity : The New Yorker

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Fooled By Your Own Brain

A well written, interesting article covering some basics of perception and how easy it is to fool us humans. Fooled By Your Own Brain

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“If you’re like the vast majority of Köhler’s respondents, you’re compelled by the idea that malumas are soft and rounded (like the shape on the left), whereas taketes are sharp and jagged (like that on the right). As Köhler showed, … Continue reading

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This Is Your Brain on Coffee

Good to know what the good stuff does to our brains. This Is Your Brain on Coffee

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Some useful stuff from Google Google I/O 2013 – Cognitive Science and Design (by GoogleDevelopers) “This session will provide an in-depth look at human perception and cognition, and its implications for interactive and visual design. The human brain is purely … Continue reading

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Future of Web Design Workshop Slides, Notes and Handouts

Here’s all the stuff from the Psychology for Designers workshop Dave Ellender and I ran at Future of Web Design in May. Slides & notes (PDF 22Mb) Handouts (PDF 3Mb) Links to all the studies we talked about are on … Continue reading

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Experts in Human Emotion

A great set of videos from experts in human emotion. Highlights include: -What is an emotion? -Emotion and judgment -Pleasure and reward in the brain -Emotion and cognition There are loads to look through. Experts in Human Emotion video series

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