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.
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.
The editor in chief of Behavioral Scientist asked 120 behavioral scientists around the world how they imagined the next decade of behavioral science: hopes and fears, predictions and warnings, open questions and big ideas.
The design thinking approach offers many tools to design creative solutions to solve the most pressing problems affecting complex ecosystems such as cities. That's why it is important that policy makers are properly trained.
Nat Kendall-Taylor studied nearly 40 different social issues and the cultural models people use to understand them. He found three cultural models that stymie social change, and three research-based messaging strategies that can help shift them.
When you think about user experience design it is a term that we instantly associate with apps and websites. And especially when considering a typical job description of a UX designer, it can trick you into thinking that it's a modern concept.
How might policymakers better understand citizens' perspectives when designing policy? Put another way, how should we improve and innovate the way policy is made to ensure it becomes more human-centred?
Experientia is offering a new behavioral design training program within the new Cottino Social Impact Campus, the first center in Europe dedicated to impact education. The “Behavioral Design & Cultural Transformation” course (scheduled 23 to 27 March) is aimed at supporting people who want to…
Experientia lancerà un nuovissimo programma di formazione su Design comportamentale e trasformazione delle culture all'interno del Cottino Social Impact Campus, primo centro in Europa dedicato all'impact education, con un nuovo programma di formazione sul design comportamentale.
The Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing, a multi-sited research project based at UCL Anthropology, employs a team of 11 anthropologists conducting simultaneous 16-month ethnographies in Ireland, Italy, Cameroon, Uganda, Brazil, Chile, Al-Quds, China, and Japan.
On 5 October Dan Ramsden and Simone Ferraro, resp. creative director and UX architect at the BBC, gave a talk at the 2019 Architecta summit. Simone just published the talk's transcript on enabling collaboration between interdisciplinary teams.
In this special issue, the New York Times Magazine has tried to see the internet and its likely future as best as they can, in the hope that - after decades as imagining it as a utopia, and then a few years as seeing it as a dystopia - we might finally begin to see it for what it is, which is a set of powerful technologies in the midst of some serious flux.
The central charge to HCI is to nurture and sustain human dignity and flourishing. Why are HCI researchers and practitioners now on the wrong side of many of the problematic developments in the contemporary technology landscape?
This case study seeks to explore the utility, applicability and effectiveness of UCD in supporting humanitarian adaptiveness, and to understand whether UCD can enable humanitarian actors to be more adaptive in their responses.
A team of researchers from IMD in Switzerland and SUTD in Singapore put together the Smart City Index. For the first time, researchers attempted to assess people’s perceptions of technology – as opposed to the quality of the technology itself – as a way to…
At the heart of the Design Council’s framework for innovation, which helps designers and non-designers across the globe tackle some of the most complex social, economic and environmental problems, is its design methodology, the Double Diamond – a clear, comprehensive and visual description of the…
This article draws on insights from digital media theory and design methodology to contribute to sociological and anthropological understandings of money. It postulates the rise of a new money-form, or rather money-forms, referred to (in the plural) as experience money.
In Too Smart, Jathan Sadowski looks at the proliferation of smart stuff in our lives and asks whether the tradeoff - exchanging our personal data for convenience and connectivity - is worth it. Who benefits from smart technology?