Category Archives: psychology

The Perfect Workspace (According to Science)

The spaces we occupy shape who we are and how we behave. Make that perfect design space and your designs will be better. The Perfect Workspace (According to Science)

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The Guardian launch a new psychology and neuroscience blog. (via Introducing the Guardian’s new psychology blog, Head Quarters | Pete Etchells, Molly Crockett, Nathalia Gjersoe and Chris Chambers | Science | theguardian.com)

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Science is not the Enemy of the Humanities

Creatives of the world embrace science. A great essay from Steve Pinker Science is not the Enemy of the Humanities

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Over the last few years there has been a trend of using psychology to influence, nudge, coerce and sometimes trick people into doing something they may not otherwise do. Quoting myself from an article in this month’s Digital Arts Magazine. … Continue reading

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It’s Not About “Productivity.” It’s About Living Purposefully.

It becomes less about tips and tricks and more about making sure you’re allocating the most scarce resource in the universe, your attention, in ways that most closely align with who you are and what impact you want to have … Continue reading

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Off means on! This is actually a great example of what I define as a Dark Pattern. It’s a user interface that uses manipulative techniques to get users to do things they would not otherwise have done. More great stuff … Continue reading

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Manipulation is deceptive. Design should be supportive. Theoretically, the two are separated by intention. But increasingly, in practice, the two forces are converging. As I said in the book, we designers need to set boundaries to stop this stuff happening. … Continue reading

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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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