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MacArthur Foundation’s “100&Change” competition now calling for applications
From Putting People First

MacArthur Foundation’s “100&Change” competition now calling for applications

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant...

The story of Spotify personas
From Putting People First

The story of Spotify personas

Spotify’s product designer Mady Torres de Souza and senior user researchers Olga Hörding and Sohit Karol explain how they developed their personas tool, how they...

When ethnography becomes a joke
From Putting People First

When ethnography becomes a joke

For a number of years, we have witnessed a diminishing appetite for ethnographic work among commercial clients, writes Patricia Sunderland, PhD and founder of Cultural...

Old, online, and fed on lies: How an aging population will reshape the internet
From Putting People First

Old, online, and fed on lies: How an aging population will reshape the internet

Although many older Americans have, like the rest of us, embraced the tools and playthings of the technology industry, a growing body of research shows they have...

Research findings send automated sentiment analysis to the trash bin
From Putting People First

Research findings send automated sentiment analysis to the trash bin

The age of social media has opened up exciting opportunities for researchers to investigate people’s emotional states on a massive scale. For example, one study...

Time Change: How the UX of Time Begins Below the UI
From Putting People First

Time Change: How the UX of Time Begins Below the UI

The user experience of most web-based applications begins well below the interface, all the way down to fields in a database. Examining how systems and users experience...

Interested in a career with us?
From Putting People First

Interested in a career with us?

Then we are interested in hearing from you. We have several positions available for talented UX/UI and service designers who are passionate about creating world...

Innovation is about understanding culture
From Putting People First

Innovation is about understanding culture

Jay Hasbrouck, Founder of Filament Insight & Innovation, argues that ethnographic thinking is an overall innovation strategy that can strategically guide largeInnovation...

Ten arguments against algorithmic decision making
From Putting People First

Ten arguments against algorithmic decision making

Against the Dehumanisation of Decision-Making – Algorithmic Decisions at the Crossroads of Intellectual Property, Data Protection, and Freedom of Information by...

[Book] The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West
From Putting People First

[Book] The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West

The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West by Payal Arora Harvard University Press, 2019 280 pages A digital anthropologist examines the online lives[Book]...

Papers on behaviour, design and the circular economy
From Putting People First

Papers on behaviour, design and the circular economy

Consumer insights into the circular economy Report of stakeholder meeting, 25 October 2018, 14 pages The “Stakeholder Meeting: Consumer Insights into the Circular...

[Book] The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
From Putting People First

[Book] The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for the Future at the New Frontier of Power Shoshana Zuboff Profile Books, 31 January 2019 704 pages The challenges...

[Book] Left to Our Own Devices
From Putting People First

[Book] Left to Our Own Devices

Left to Our Own Devices: Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim Our Relationships, Health, and Focus Margaret E. Morris MIT Press, 2018 192 pages Unexpected ways...

Why data is never raw
From Putting People First

Why data is never raw

“Except in divine revelation, data is never simply given, nor should it be accepted on faith,” writes Nick Barrowman in The New Atlantis. “How data are construed...

Daniel Kahneman on cutting through the noise
From Putting People First

Daniel Kahneman on cutting through the noise

You might be surprised by what occupies Daniel Kahneman’s thoughts. “You seem to think that I think of bias all the time,” he tells esteemed economist Tyler Cowen...

Our very best wishes for 2019! / Auguri da Experientia!
From Putting People First

Our very best wishes for 2019! / Auguri da Experientia!

The post Our very best wishes for 2019! / Auguri da Experientia! appeared first on Putting people first.

The tyranny of story
From Putting People First

The tyranny of story

In this BBC Radio 4 series, British journalist John Harris examines the potency of narrative, both in the stories that define us as individuals and in those that...

Intel anthropologist Dawn Nafus interview on the use of data and technology in medical contexts
From Putting People First

Intel anthropologist Dawn Nafus interview on the use of data and technology in medical contexts

In an age where we can collect and store (forEVER) every second of every day, how much do we truly need… to learn? To react? To do good deeds that benefit society...

Nielsen Norman Group on the user experience of chatbots
From Putting People First

Nielsen Norman Group on the user experience of chatbots

Far from being ‘intelligent’, today’s chatbots guide users through simple linear flows, and our user research shows that they have a hard time whenever users deviate...

[Report] Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy
From Putting People First

[Report] Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy

In October 2018, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors published Hiding in Plain Sight: Impact Investing in the Creative Economy, a new report from RPA sponsored project...
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