The world after Corona will not be the same. When the corona wave has passed, our societies will likely be more value-oriented, local and green, writes Christian Bason of the Danish Design Centre.
Humanity either learns key lessons from the pandemic, corrects course and becomes a more resilient species. Or it tears further apart and expands the divisions in society that predated Covid-19. In a new e-book on what will change, Breakingviews (a unit of Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters) takes the more optimistic view.
Without consideration for all humans inhabiting cities, smart city and technological approaches have the potential to exacerbate socio-economic divisions, corporate dominance, and top-down governance.
AI is poised to disrupt our work and our lives. We can harness these technologies rather than fall captive to them—but only through wise regulation.
“In our data-driven society, it is too easy to assume the transparency of data. Instead, we should approach data sets with an awareness that they are created by humans and their dutiful machines, at a time, in a place, with the instruments at hand, for audiences that are conditioned to receive them,” says Yanni Alexander Loukissas, Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech.
Applying the principles of human-centered design to real-world health care challenges, from drug packaging to early detection of breast cancer.
The MVP is a double-edged sword in that it focuses your engineering and product management priorities, but might steamroll user priorities. An MVP that misses 'desirable' will risk the unintended consequence of poor user adoption.
In the first Constellation of Future Matters, the team of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab of Monash University considers various aspects, from different perspectives, of the home during crisis.
While the role of behavioural science in the UK’s handling of the pandemic has been criticised, Peter John and Gerry Stoker argue that it is important for governments to try and influence citizens’ behaviour rather than rely on laws that are harder to enforce. They nevertheless explain why a different ‘nudging’ approach ought to have been used in this case.
New research from Wharton marketing professors Shiri Melumad and Robert Meyer finds that people are more willing to share deeper and more personal information when communicating on a smartphone compared with a personal computer.
Covid-19, changing social practices and the transition to sustainable production and consumptionby Boons, F., Browne, A., Burgess, M., Ehgartner, U., Hirth, S., Hodson, M., Holmes, H.,Hoolohan, C., MacGregor, S., McMeekin, A., Mylan, J. Oncini, F., Paterson, M., Rödl, M.,Sharmina, M., Warde, A., Welch, D., Wieser,…
Last week EPIC people gathered for a panel discussion on remote research to share guidance and inspiration as many of us take on new, remote positions. Here are some of the approaches we discussed, grouped in four themes with resources from epicpeople.org and beyond.
A call to reclaim and rethink the field of designing as a liberal art where diverse voices come together to shape the material world.
Fifth edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead.
The Covid-19 pandemic is rapidly transforming our present and our future. What are researchers and designers learning that can help companies evolve their products and services to make them more robust within this fast changing context and market?
Experientia’s Stefano Galeazzi and Daria Cantù explore how to conduct impactful applied qualitative research remotely, when we may not be able to conduct in-person interviews - as is the case now during the Covid-19 pandemic.
While some optimists think there will be a lasting positive change in our well-being model, with the quality of relationships and common goods at its centre, Manzini argues that things are not necessary going in that direction. A confrontation is required.
The videos of the Interaction20 conference that took place in Milan early February are starting to become available. 20 are already online, including 7 of the 9 keynotes.
Fourth (and particularly rich) edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead.
As the Covid-19 crisis hopefully comes slowly under control, we ought to attend to a very different kind of crisis, and one which is scarcely visible: the deteriorating state of our shared social imagination.
Third edition of features and articles on what may lie ahead. Four in English, three in Italian.
Frank Spillers of Experience Dynamics reviews key UX activities and deliverables to assess online strategies for maintaining your UX process quality when online is your only option.
Two new initiatives - one from the US and one from Utrecht (NL)
How will the pandemic change the way we live and do business? In this whitepaper the Zukunftsinstitut describes four possible scenarios of how the corona crisis can transform the world.
Here are some more features and articles on what may lie ahead.
The guide includes best practices for conducting remote research, advice on creating a virtual best place to work, and selected tools for successful remote research.
In design thinking and related research, there is way too much talk about empathy. It’s a fuzzy concept that subjectivizes, flattens and commoditizes the work to understand humans.
L'idea di un "ritorno alla normalità" non sembra più sostenibile. Ci sarà una nuova normalità che per tanti versi è molto diversa dalla vecchia normalità. E le scelte che facciamo ora - in fretta e senza pensarci troppo - avranno un impatto su quel mondo diverso in cui vivremo.
The idea of a "return to normal" seems no longer tenable. There will be a new normal that is in many ways very different from the old normal. And choices we make now - in a rush and without much thought - will impact that different world we will inhabit.
Initiated by Deborah Lupton, this crowdsourced document provides necessary information and key resources for researchers struggling to conduct traditional face-to-face research under new circumstances.
Two articles, one by Matt Simon in Wired and another by Benedict Carey in the New York Times, summarize scientific research that illustrates why mass panic is unlikely in this pandemic situation.
How are we doing in this emergency? Collecting the answers we will not only know how we are, what has changed in our habits, and what our needs are, but we will also observe how the people close to us are doing in the various neighborhoods and throughout the City of Turin.
Come stiamo in questa emergenza? Raccogliendo le risposte potremo sapere non solo come stiamo noi, cos’è cambiato nelle nostre abitudini e quali sono le nostre necessità, ma osserveremo anche come stanno le persone a noi vicine nel quartiere e in tutta la Città di Torino.
This book describes the psychological reactions to pandemics, including maladaptive behaviors, emotions, and defensive reactions, and reviews the psychological vulnerability factors that contribute to the spreading of disease and distress.
Job No. 1 for CEOs today is ensuring the company delivers a compelling customer experience, notes this opinion piece for [email protected] by Mark Leiter.
UserInterviews asked over 300 user researchers globally what their research practices looked like, how their teams were laid out, and what they earned. The data gives us an excellent idea of best practices in the field.
Carissa Véliz is a philosopher and ethicist who works on digital ethics, practical ethics more generally, political philosophy, and public policy
No “knockdown” objection has appeared to date that should make us reject the nudge approach overall. At the same time, serious ethical concerns have emerged that should guide and inform discussions around whether and which particular nudge policies should be pursued, and, if so, how.
This special issue of the Journal of Digital Social Research collects the confessions of five digital ethnographers laying bare their methodological failures, disciplinary posturing, and ethical dilemmas.
In this book, leading business anthropologist Simon Roberts breaks down the revolutionary idea of embodied knowledge: the information that is unconsciously picked up by our body for use in almost every area of our lives.