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Certainly the future for design. Maybe without the crazy head gear. (via The film that reacts to your emotions)

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Digital Human: the psychology of digital

A great radio programme from Radio 4. “Aleks Krotoski charts how digital culture is moulding modern living. Each week join technology journalist Aleks Krotoski as she goes beyond the latest gadget or web innovation to understand what sort of world … Continue reading

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Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

Henrich had thought he would be adding a small branch to an established tree of knowledge. It turned out he was sawing at the very trunk. At the heart of most of that research was the implicit assumption that the … Continue reading

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Is This How Memory Works? : A nice guide from Neuroskeptic

Far easier to get your head around than a text book… Is This How Memory Works? : A nice guide from Neuroskeptic

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Designing for Behavioral Change in Health

Designing applications to encourage a certain kind of behavior (especially with regards to health) is a rapidly emerging subfield of interaction design. Best practices are constantly evolving. With such a wide range of proven applications – from fitness monitoring wristbands … Continue reading

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Cognitive Biases: Why We Make Irrational Decisions

A great overview of some of the top cognitive biases we can use to design for behaviour. A cognitive bias is pattern of behaviour or judgment can happen given a certain set of conditions. They can be used for good … Continue reading

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The psychology of pricing

I talked about this a lot at my UX Bristol workshop last year. Neuroscience marketing reports a recent study on restaurant menus. Looking at how presenting the price influenced sales. The researchers tried the following: Numerical with Dollar Sign: $12.00 … Continue reading

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‘Evidence based design’ informed by the work of psychologists in architecture

ARCHITECTS HAVE BEEN talking for years about “biophilic” design, “evidence based” design, design informed by the work of psychologists. What can digital designers learn from them? My Dad is an architect and talking this through with him it’s clear architects … Continue reading

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We have only begun to tap into design’s real potential to serve as a tool for policymaking, governance, and social agendas. when used correctly, it can integrate innovation into people’s lives Some great thoughts on the power of design. Especially … Continue reading

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The Expert’s Ear: Expertise And Aesthetic Judgments

“The first time I listened to Pinkerton, Weezer’s second studio album, I hated it. And so did almost everyone else. Rolling Stone readers ranked it as the third worst album in 1996. Writing for Entertainment Weekly Jeff Gordinier compared it … Continue reading

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