Good to know what the good stuff does to our brains.
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 treated as an information processing machine, and we will teach the audience its attributes, its advantages, its limitations, and generally how to hack it. While the content will provide a deep review of recent cognitive science research, everything presented will also be grounded in example design work taken from a range of Google applications and platforms. Specific topics will include: edge detection, gestalt laws of grouping, peripheral vision, geons and object recognition, facial recognition, color deficiencies, change blindness, flow, attention, cognitive load balancing, and the perception of time.’
Links to all the studies we talked about are on Delicious.
A great set of videos from experts in human emotion.
-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
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 sparkly black. Sunday is gray, the depressing slouch towards the beginning of the work-week, but also a convenient mix of Saturday and Monday.
Many Designers hear, touch and taste in colour, a phenomenon called synesthesia.
[Google} Glass may inadvertently disrupt a crucial cognitive capacity, with potentially dangerous consequences.
Google Glass May Be Hands-Free, But Not Brain-Free – NYTimes.com
Four good examples of how to use psychology in design from Wired magazine (Via Pierce).
1. The Mere Availability Effect
2. Habituation and Defaults
3. Social Proof and Contagion
4. Customer Loyalty