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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...

[Book] All the Ghosts in the Machine
From Putting People First

[Book] All the Ghosts in the Machine

What happens to our data when we die? - A fascinating and really well-written book about digital legacy after death.

Co-design at the BBC
From Putting People First

Co-design at the BBC

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...

NYTimes Magazine special issue on the future of the internet
From Putting People First

NYTimes Magazine special issue on the future of the internet

Online Cesspool Got You Down? You Can Clean It Up, For a Price By Kevin Roose A new “luxury internet” is poised to make the online experience even more unequalNYTimes...

User experience as legitimacy trap
From Putting People First

User experience as legitimacy trap

User experience as legitimacy trap by Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine) What would it mean to be able to undertake HCI in a way that made questions...

User-Centred Design and Humanitarian Adaptiveness
From Putting People First

User-Centred Design and Humanitarian Adaptiveness

User-Centred Design and Humanitarian Adaptiveness by Sofya Bourne ALNAP April 2019, 60 pages Gathering and acting on feedback from affected communities is a key...

[Report] Shaping Choices in the Digital World
From Putting People First

[Report] Shaping Choices in the Digital World

Shaping Choices in the Digital World From dark patterns to data protection: the influence of ux/ui design on user empowerment Jean Lessi (Publication Director);...

Smart City Index that takes citizen engagement into account
From Putting People First

Smart City Index that takes citizen engagement into account

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...

The Design Council’s evolved Double Diamond
From Putting People First

The Design Council’s evolved Double Diamond

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,The...

Money’s new abstractions: Apple Pay and the economy of experience
From Putting People First

Money’s new abstractions: Apple Pay and the economy of experience

Money’s new abstractions: Apple Pay and the economy of experience by Nathaniel Tkacz Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, 26 Sep 2019 DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2019...

[Book] Too Smart
From Putting People First

[Book] Too Smart

Too Smart: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World By Jathan Sadowski The MIT Press March 2020, 240 pages Who...

AI’s social sciences deficit
From Putting People First

AI’s social sciences deficit

To create less harmful technologies and ignite positive social change, AI engineers need to enlist ideas and expertise from a broad range of social science disciplines...

Better care in the age of automation
From Putting People First

Better care in the age of automation

Doteveryone, a UK charity focused on how technology is changing society, has published a report “Better care in the age of automation” that sets out how technology...
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