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Participo, a new digest on OECD’s work on innovative citizen participation
From Putting People First

Participo, a new digest on OECD’s work on innovative citizen participation

The first post, by Participo editor Claudia Chwalisz, reflects on how the OECD can help renew democracy in an age of complexity and disillusionment.

Scrutinizing the effects of digital technology on mental health
From Putting People First

Scrutinizing the effects of digital technology on mental health

Does time spent using digital technology and social media have an adverse effect on mental health, especially that of adolescents?

The first of a thousand nights – ToNite project opening event
From Putting People First

The first of a thousand nights – ToNite project opening event

Presentation event on 14 February in Torino of the European project that aims to improve the liveability of the areas around the river Dora

La prima di mille notti – Evento di inaugurazione progetto ToNite
From Putting People First

La prima di mille notti – Evento di inaugurazione progetto ToNite

Evento di presentazione del progetto europeo che intende migliorare la vivibilità delle aree attorno al fiume Dora

Imagining the next decade of behavioral science
From Putting People First

Imagining the next decade of behavioral science

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...

A new psych paper on why being extremely online makes you cynical
From Putting People First

A new psych paper on why being extremely online makes you cynical

A new psychology study on how being disrespected leads to increasing cynicism has repercussions for online behavior

Amy Orben: ‘To talk about smartphones affecting the brain is a slippery slope’
From Putting People First

Amy Orben: ‘To talk about smartphones affecting the brain is a slippery slope’

The psychologist Amy Orben talks about the widespread fear that smartphones are harmful to our wellbeing – and the difficulty of proving it

Experientia supports Interaction 20 conference in Milan
From Putting People First

Experientia supports Interaction 20 conference in Milan

Next week the major Interaction 20 conference will take place at the Zaha Hadid-designed Milano Convention Center (MiCo). Experientia supports this huge conference...

Experientia workshop at Interaction20 conference in Milan
From Putting People First

Experientia workshop at Interaction20 conference in Milan

On Tuesday 4 February Experientia will run a half day workshop on netnography and digital ethnography for Interaction20 participants.

Design thinking in the future of cities: what approach to use for better services?
From Putting People First

Design thinking in the future of cities: what approach to use for better services?

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...

Three narratives that stymie social change and what we can do about it
From Putting People First

Three narratives that stymie social change and what we can do about it

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...

A brief history of UX design and its evolution
From Putting People First

A brief history of UX design and its evolution

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...

Designing for digital well-being
From Putting People First

Designing for digital well-being

Smartphone attachment is so prevalent that the fear of being without a phone has a name: nomophobia, writes Elizabeth Churchill in Interactions. What can be done...

Are smart homes undermining our sense of ‘home’?
From Putting People First

Are smart homes undermining our sense of ‘home’?

CES indicates we're still a far way off seeing technology for the home that genuinely fosters our sense of comfort, wellbeing and community.

The case for … cities that aren’t dystopian surveillance states
From Putting People First

The case for … cities that aren’t dystopian surveillance states

We could decide to treat people as sensors, and not as things to be sensed – to observe Kant’s injunction that humans should be “treated as an end in themselves...

Tricia Wang on why the big data mentality fails – and what to do about it
From Putting People First

Tricia Wang on why the big data mentality fails – and what to do about it

Tricia Wang of Sudden Compass pokes holes in big data hype, arguing for the course-correcting power of thick data. I share podcast highlights, such as her dismantling...

Human-centred policy? Blending ‘big data’ and ‘thick data’ in national policy
From Putting People First

Human-centred policy? Blending ‘big data’ and ‘thick data’ in national policy

How might policymakers better understand citizens’ perspectives when designing policy? Put another way, how should we improve and innovate the way policy is made...

Experientia launches a training program on “Behavioral Design & Cultural Transformation” within the Cottino Social Impact Campus
From Putting People First

Experientia launches a training program on “Behavioral Design & Cultural Transformation” within the Cottino Social Impact Campus

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...

Experientia lancia un programma di formazione su “Design comportamentale e trasformazione delle culture” entro il Cottino Social Impact Campus
From Putting People First

Experientia lancia un programma di formazione su “Design comportamentale e trasformazione delle culture” entro il Cottino Social Impact Campus

Experientia lancerà un nuovissimo programma di formazione su “Design comportamentale e trasformazione delle culture” all’interno del Cottino Social Impact Campus...

Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing
From Putting People First

Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing

The Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing, a multi-sited research project based at UCL Anthropology, employs a team of 11 anthropologists conducting simultaneous...
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