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Public Deliberation on Policies has Many Advantages
From Putting People First

Public Deliberation on Policies has Many Advantages

Research shows public deliberation can change participants’ opinions when it comes to public policy. Citizens who participate in mini-publics often listen to the...

The future of marketing lies in immersive research
From Putting People First

The future of marketing lies in immersive research

It is critical to marry conventional data analytics with a deeper understanding of audience psychology by observing everyday human behavior.

[Book] A City Is Not a Computer
From Putting People First

[Book] A City Is Not a Computer

A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers.

COVID-19’s psychological burden is associated with antisystemic attitudes and political violence
From Putting People First

COVID-19’s psychological burden is associated with antisystemic attitudes and political violence

Research in US, Denmark, Hungary and Italy suggests that the ongoing pandemic places many countries at an increased risk of political unrest. The violence that...

Fake news and conspiracy theories as an evolutionary strategy
From Putting People First

Fake news and conspiracy theories as an evolutionary strategy

Danish social scientist Michael Bang Petersen illuminates the evolutionary foundations and social processes involved in the spread of outright falsehoods.

The drive for privacy and the difficulty of achieving it in the digital age
From Putting People First

The drive for privacy and the difficulty of achieving it in the digital age

People care and act to manage their privacy, but face steep psychological and economic hurdles that make not just desired, but also desirable privacy nearly unattainable...

Videos online of “Humanizing technology through design” conference
From Putting People First

Videos online of “Humanizing technology through design” conference

Curated by Experientia partner Jan-Christoph Zoels and Sara Fortunati, director of the Torino Circle of Design, the conference dealt with the best international...

The Incompatibility of Nudge and Co-Design as Tools for Policymaking
From Putting People First

The Incompatibility of Nudge and Co-Design as Tools for Policymaking

The use of nudge theory to inform policy interventions in response to COVID-19 has re-opened debates over the politically paternalistic nature of governing by ‘nudges’...

The role of UX: 2020 benchmark study report and analysis
From Putting People First

The role of UX: 2020 benchmark study report and analysis

UXmatters and the UX research consultancy User Fountain recently teamed up to survey UX professionals around the world on the role of User Experience within their...

AI still sucks at moderating hate speech
From Putting People First

AI still sucks at moderating hate speech

But scientists are getting better at measuring where each system fails.

Human behaviour: what scientists have learned about it from the pandemic
From Putting People First

Human behaviour: what scientists have learned about it from the pandemic

Several Covid-19 policies have shown "just how deeply some governments distrust their citizens. As if the virus was not enough, the public was portrayed as an additional...

The potential of behavioural interventions for optimising energy use at home
From Putting People First

The potential of behavioural interventions for optimising energy use at home

Individuals and households can adopt a variety of measures to optimise their energy consumption, writes Elisabatta Cornago of the International Energy Agency. This...

[Report] Behavioural insights for demand-side energy policy and programmes
From Putting People First

[Report] Behavioural insights for demand-side energy policy and programmes

During its first year of activity, the Behavioural Insights Platform of the UsersTCP, with the IEA (International Energy Agency), has developed an environment scan...

Top 10 books of everyday social anthropology
From Putting People First

Top 10 books of everyday social anthropology

Gillian Tett, anthropologist and chair of the US editorial board of the Financial Times, has published - in the Guardian - her list of 10 books offering insights...

Review and insight on the behavioral aspects of cybersecurity
From Putting People First

Review and insight on the behavioral aspects of cybersecurity

Since the majority of cyber incidents are human enabled, this shift requires expanding research to underexplored areas such as behavioral aspects of cybersecurity...

Understanding the human aspects of cyber security
From Putting People First

Understanding the human aspects of cyber security

CyberBitsEtc. is a website and blog by Ganna Pogrebna (Professor of Behavioural Economics and Data Science, Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute) and Boris Taratine...

Anthro-Vision: a new way to see in business and life
From Putting People First

Anthro-Vision: a new way to see in business and life

If there’s one simple message for the general reader in her new book Anthro-Vision it is this: the promise and value of anthropology lies in making visible that...

Heidi Larson, vaccine anthropologist
From Putting People First

Heidi Larson, vaccine anthropologist

Heidi Larson studies vaccine rumors—how they start, and why some flourish and others wither. Tackling misperceptions individually is like eliminating a single microbial...

Humans are imperfect, inconsistent decision-makers
From Putting People First

Humans are imperfect, inconsistent decision-makers

In their new book, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein offer strategies for improvement | An Economist book review

The human error of Artificial Intelligence
From Putting People First

The human error of Artificial Intelligence

Rather than trying to fix the biases of AI systems and their human error, we need to find ways to coexist with it. Anthropology can help us a lot here.
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