Category Archives: psychology

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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Restaurant menu psychology: tricks to make us order more

More restaurant menu ‘tricks’. From wine-appropriate music to authentic-sounding foreign names, restaurateurs have many ways to persuade diners into ordering high-profit meals Restaurant menu psychology: tricks to make us order more

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I don’t know about you, but to me Wednesday is sun-shiney yellow. Tuesday is hunter green, Thursday purple-ish blue and Friday a deep red. Monday is white, a blank slate and a chance for a new week, whereas Saturday is … Continue reading

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