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Thinkvine and Damon Ragusa
From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinkvine and Damon Ragusa

Have followed Thinkvine here for some time, out enterprise connected with them and have touched base  number of times since their creation in 2000 by Damon Ragusa...

Lost Links
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Lost Links

Received another query about links that no longer point to the information that they should.  This is a common thing on the Web.   Unless what you are pointing'Internet...

Baking behavioral nudges into the products we own
From Putting People First

Baking behavioral nudges into the products we own

Maria Bezaitis, PhD and Principal Engineer of Intel’s User Experience Ethnographic Research Lab, discusses the Real World Web and how internet-enabled sensors will...

Wearables in the Enterprise
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wearables in the Enterprise

Will wearables be widespread in the enterprise?  Well not too many years ago I could not have imagined hand held computer-phones there.    An interview with Bill...

Learning from Extreme Consumers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning from Extreme Consumers

In Experientia:  " ... Traditional market research methods focus on understanding the average experiences of average consumers. This focus leads to gaps in our...

Forbes Sells Majority Stake to International Investors
From The Eponymous Pickle

Forbes Sells Majority Stake to International Investors

This was of interest because I had a very small connection to Forbes.   'To accelerate growth they say ... '.  I liked their coverage of technical and management...

[Book]: Nursing Research Using Ethnography
From Putting People First

[Book]: Nursing Research Using Ethnography

Nursing Research Using Ethnography: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN (Editor) Pub. Date: 08/28/2014 372 pp.,...

Learning from extreme consumers
From Putting People First

Learning from extreme consumers

Learning from Extreme Consumers by Jill Avery, Michael I. Norton Teaching Note, 9 pages, January 2014 Traditional market research methods focus on understanding...

On Neuroscience
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Neuroscience

Short BBC piece that barely covers the topic.  Less about mind reading than it is about behavior understanding in context.

Amazon Bundles
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Bundles

Amazon is Bundling. It has been talked about and tested  for a while, and I received an offer yesterday.  To pay a fixed monthly price for full online access to...

Oracle Social Intelligence and Linkedin
From The Eponymous Pickle

Oracle Social Intelligence and Linkedin

In CWorld:  It is interesting that Linkedin is leveraging these kids of analytical techniques against the data that we are openly opening providing here.  Should...

Jibo the “family robot” might be oddly charming, or just plain odd
From Putting People First

Jibo the “family robot” might be oddly charming, or just plain odd

The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges, writes Will Knight...

Book: Enchanted Objects
From Putting People First

Book: Enchanted Objects

Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things by David Rose Scribner (July 15, 2014) July 15, 2014 320 pages [Amazon] In the tradition of...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Dissection
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Dissection

A six-hour video of a giant squid dissection from Auckland University of Technology. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories...

Migrating to the Cloud
From The Eponymous Pickle

Migrating to the Cloud

In EETimes: " ... IBM is limbering up its cloud storage. Already committing $1.2 billion to establish for-rent datacenters in every country that needs them, today...

NASDAQ Hack
From Schneier on Security

NASDAQ Hack

Long article on a sophisticated hacking of the NASDAQ stock exchange....

Reflections on 'Learn to Program With Python'
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Reflections on 'Learn to Program With Python'

This past June, I designed and taught an introductory programming course through Girl Develop It! Ottawa called Learn to Program With Python.  It was a two-part...

Business Value in Content Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Business Value in Content Marketing

In Clickz:  Includes a step by step look at what this means:" ... A new study shows marketers can't tie business value back to their content marketing tactics.Definition...

Judging Risk is Difficult
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Judging Risk is Difficult

Why we underestimate risk." ... In hindsight, many risks seem obvious.  And when we do take the time to evaluate potential risks, there is often not much that is...

Financial consumer protection: 5 lessons from behavioral research
From Putting People First

Financial consumer protection: 5 lessons from behavioral research

In its new Focus Note, Applying Behavioral Insights in Consumer Protection Policy, CGAP (a unit affiliated with the Worldbank) presents a summary of the growing...
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Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
07.20.2014

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects …

The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
07.15.2014

What makes a good candidate for a research position?

If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
If You Want to Teach Kids CS, First Teach the Adults
07.14.2014

The pathway to CS in schools starts with teaching the adults.

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