This guide brings together key ideas showing how we can integrate human-centred design into our work in government and build the capability of public servants.
On 24 November Elena Guidorzi, research unit coordinator of Experientia, will speak at the EFUS web conference entitled "Reducing and preventing the feeling of insecurity at night", highlighting her experience coordinating the ToNite project.
The gulf between the technical brilliance claimed for Google's deep learning model and its real-world application points to a common problem that has hindered the use of AI in medical settings.
The first book to call for the end of the data economy. Carissa Veliz exposes how our personal data is giving too much to big tech and governments, why that matters, and what we can do about it.
Experientia's Jan-Christoph Zoels and Mark Vanderbeeken will be part of discussion panels at the upcoming Biennial of Technology in Turin, Italy.
7 day online interactive course with vertical, thematic focus on tools and methods of behavioral design for cultural change to tackle societal challenges
In this talk, Andre Jay Meissner and Fredrik Matheson talk about what we've lost, why existing tech and formats are a poor replacement, and what we can do to change from a navel-gazing event culture into sustainably shaping a new level of conferencing.
IKEA just launched its seventh Life at Home Report, exploring how people have grown closer to their homes in this extraordinary year
In this article, Lylo Trotta explain the value that both contextual inquiry and ethnographic research provide and discuss why these practices are a crucial, even indispensable part of UX research and design.
It wasn't just technical work but also significant social and emotional labor that turned Sepsis Watch, a Duke University deep-learning model, into a success story.
Fast Company spoke with tech pioneer Jaron Lanier, Microsoft CVP Emma Williams and Stanford professor Jeremy Bailenson.
The Gogle Wellbeing Lab joined up with the company's Pixel team to run an ethnographic study across four countries, examining the relationship people in the United States, Germany, India, and South Korea had with their selfies.
This essay by AI specialist Jessy Lin explores some of the possibilities to rethink how humans and "intelligent" machines interact today.
A survey of Helsinki Design Lab's activities 2008-2013, with reflections on the three "bets" that the Lab made and their relevance today.
Integrating design with foresight enables decision makers to contend with changes coming from the world (inbound change) and changes the organization creates to influence the world (outbound change; strategy).
Designing energy services with a human-centered approach will allow us to rely on consumers not only as executors of changes in energy consumption, but also as providers of data.
The main lesson is that even a nearly imperceptible deviation from the full inclusion of all relevant parties in every aspect of the project can result in large deviations from the expected outcomes
This report, and the survey findings behind it, provides a unique insight into the perspectives of EdTech experts regarding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education in Africa. It is based on the findings of a survey of the eLearning Africa network, which attracted approximately 1650 responses from respondents in 52 countries in Africa.
Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history.
The authors offer a compelling plan for how we can shift our focus away from the pursuit of growth at all costs, and back toward neglected activities like maintenance, care, and upkeep.
Drawing on the ideas of the "slow movement", Slow Computing sets out numerous practical and political means to take back control and counter the more pernicious effects of living digital lives.
Sur la base d'une enquête de terrain menée Genève, Los Angeles et Tokyo, cet ouvrage aborde la dimension proprement anthropologique du smartphone.
Behavior change design creates entrancing - and effective - products and experiences. Whether you've studied psychology or are new to the field, you can incorporate behavior change principles into your designs to help people achieve meaningful goals, learn and grow, and connect with one another.
The Anthropology + Technology conference brings together pioneering technologists and social scientists from across the globe. Its aim is to facilitate dialogue on emerging technology projects in order to help businesses benefit from more socially-responsible AI.
Artificial Intelligence is permeating a wide range of areas and it is bound to transform work and society. This dossier asks what needs to be done politically in order to shape this transformation for the sake of the common good.
The social sciences don't produce much in the way of patentable widgets or, indeed, life-saving vaccines. However, the analysis and insights they generate can and do underpin better-evidenced decisions and help guide and target insights from the "natural" sciences.
Research has gradually revealed the extent to which online manipulation has been weaponised to affect societies in almost every important way that society works.
Yet while almost everyone is touched in one way or another by online manipulation, only a tiny part of society has generally been involved in confronting it.
New worlds need new language. TOne of those things to name is what is happening to ourselves and our data proxies. Expanding our language from privacy to personhood enables us to have conversations that enable us to see that our data is us, our data is valuable, and our data is being collected automatically.
While UX designers are trained to be on the side of the user, there are ways that the user experience can be manipulated to be in favor of the "product" in this case, a candidate. UX designer Mary Formanek broke down how this worked in an interview with Salon.
The book explores the future of artificial intelligence (AI) through interviews with AI experts and explores AI history, product examples and failures, and proposes a UX framework to help make AI successful.
This article argues [that] the well-publicized social ills of computing will not go away simply by integrating ethics instruction or codes of conduct into computing curricula. The remedy to these ills instead lies less in philosophy and more in fields such as sociology, psychology, anthropology,…
Published before global movement drew largely to a halt, before the majority of the earth's human population was shut indoors and before words like "virus" and "pandemic" proliferated, this curated collection is today far more than timely.
It will take years to recover from covid-19. This edition of Konzept, the online magazine of Deutsche Bank Research, analyses the many different ways in which the world will be different and outlines options to deal with the most difficult challenges our societies and economies now face.
Almost every aspect of society will change after the pandemic, but if we learn lessons then life can be better. Featuring expert authors from across academia and civil society, this book offers ideas that might put us on alternative paths for positive social change.
Vitra, the German manufacturing company, published this week a "set of hypotheses" on the future of the home, as living spaces are pushed to the limits.
Angèle Christin argues that we can
explicitly enroll algorithms in ethnographic research, which can shed light on unexpected aspects of algorithmic systems - including their opacity. She delineates three mesolevel strategies for algorithmic ethnography.
The starkly different ways that American and French online news companies respond to audience analytics and what this means for the future of news.
Experientia's partner Jan-Christoph Zoels and our Swiss collaborator Thomas Schertenleib will be leading the process workshop "Culture of participation: digital stakeholder engagement post COVID" at the upcoming Swiss Smart Government Day (8 September 2020, St. Gallen).
While it's easy to blame the user, phishing schemes have become incredibly sophisticated and believable. So, instead of blaming the user, we want to instead bring an empathetic lens, and understand more about their needs.
This report considers human factors in relation to future vaccines against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), drawing on insights from design thinking and the social, behavioral, and communication sciences. It provides recommendations on how to advance public understanding of, access to, and acceptance of vaccines that protect against COVID-19.