Category Archives: psychology

The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed

A great academic resource for Human Computer Interaction (HCI)  If you’ve read my book you’ll know HCI is the academic arm of UX and incorporates elements from cognitive psychology.  The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed

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To be a designer means to be creative and it’s hard to be creative without finding pleasure in our work.  “Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is … Continue reading

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Hello FOWD NYC. (Source: http://www.slideshare.net/)

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neuroimages: 4,000-year-old brain preserved after boiling in its own juices. Discover/ Altinoz et al. (2013)

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A coercive monetization model depends on the ability to “trick” a person into making a purchase with incomplete information, or by hiding that information such that while it is technically available, the brain of the consumer does not access that … Continue reading

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Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior

Here’s the rub: “Unfortunately, too many companies build their products betting users will do what they should or have to do, instead of what they want to do. They fail to change behaviors because they neglect to make their services … Continue reading

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Nice to see numbers against the theory. I’m not sure why they didn’t credit BJ Fogg, they’e his ideas after all.  My mistake they are Cialdini’s Six Principles of Influence. Thanks Miss Hilde for the correction. (via The Psychology of … Continue reading

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A guide to creativity

Some good tips to improve creativity.  A guide to creativity

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Why would anyone sign up for such a raw deal? Research in psychology can help explain how payday lenders command such a powerful – and toxic – appeal. Payday lenders profit from people’s tendency to discount the future: distant rewards … Continue reading

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8 secrets writers use to trick the smartest readers into reading their writing Are you a sucker? — Adventures in Consumer Technology — Medium

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