Category Archives: psychology

Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience

Or why we should reduce cognitive load or design for less thinking: Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience | UX Magazine.

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Social Proof in the User Experience

A nice little article with examples of using this Psychology theory in UX and design. Social Proof in the User Experience.

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The Science of Happy 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

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How to read an academic paper like they do at Harvard

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

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Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

I’ve written here before about the huge problems with the Myers Briggs personality test. Vox have just published this article taking apart the test and showing how pointless is actually is. Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless – Vox. … Continue reading

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Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio Explains Emotions

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio Explains Emotions

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How amusement parks hijack your brain

From the The Boston Globe How amusement parks hijack your brain

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Listen to me on the Web Psychologist Podcast

I talk to Nathalie Nahai, the Web Psychologist on her podcast. We talk about The best way to research customers in a different culture or country The role of UX in designing persuasive websites… and why I hate the term … Continue reading

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Some Upcoming UK Psych Events

Some Upcoming UK Psych Events

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Psychology for Designers Workshop Resources

A few short weeks ago I ran a day’s workshop on Psychology for Designers at the wonderful Smashing Conference in Oxford. I spoke about how psychology can make your designs better and you a better designer. Psychology for Designers Workshop … Continue reading

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