Category Archives: Design
A great piece on ethics, psychology and digital design. I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as Google’s Design Ethicist caring about how to design things in a way … Continue reading
If you’ve attended one on my Psychology for Designers workshops you’ll know the psychology behind these techniques. How to Create Visual Relationships With Contrast & Similarity.
Keep sketching! Why reading and writing on paper can be better for your brain | Technology | The Guardian.
Rather basic, but gets the key points across. Navigating The Gender Divide to Persuade your Visitors to Buy.
BBC News – Does subliminal advertising actually work?. I talk about this and other design science in my workshop. It’s a compelling idea for designers and marketers, a simple way to encourage behaviour.
The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational. If you’ve been to the Psychology for Designers Workshops you’ll know all about cognitive biases and how to use them (ethically) in design.
In my MSc Thesis I looked at happiness and design with kids. I used the Pollyanna effect. That is, we remember experiences that are happy more readily than experiences that are not. Back to this article, the authors look at … Continue reading
In the book I talk about the detail of reading an academic psychology paper. The sections, the order to read it in and how to evaluate the the validity of the findings. Harvard have published this great 2 page guide … Continue reading