Chris Koch

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Psychologists Explain Why You Procrastinate — And How to Stop

From time to time, everybody leaves a task lingering on their to-do list for a few hours — or days, or weeks — too long. Procrastination is a normal, …

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How to make a Gantt chart in Excel 2010, 2013 and Excel 2016

If you were asked to name three key components of Microsoft Excel, what would they be? Most likely, spreadsheets to input data, formulas to perform …

How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

With the flick of a switch, a handful of tech giants can change the nature and extent of mankind’s ingestion of information. In 2013, Google took a step towards understanding the intent of their users with the Hummingbird algorithm. Twitter replaced most-recent with most-important tweets when they …

The Health App That Beat Hurricane Harvey

Making sure tuberculosis patients take their medicine is time consuming and expensive. But in Houston, video conferencing helped officials monitor patients even during massive flooding.<p>Last year, a 40-year-old man from the Houston suburbs took a skin test for tuberculosis, required for his job at a …

How To Write A Stellar LinkedIn Summary

Several years ago, I posted an article on the three steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn summary. A lot has changed since then. LinkedIn has made many updates and revisions, and they recently launched an entirely new interface. In addition, the world of work has evolved even more into a place …

Creative Writing

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

How to Get People Addicted to a Good Habit

Reshmaan Hussam and colleagues used experimental interventions to determine if people could be persuaded to develop a healthy habit. Potentially at …

How to Create Executive Team Norms — and Make Them Stick

Have you ever been on an executive team where things just clicked? You had a common goal, communication flowed easily, and everyone was willing to put in the long hours for a final push. Looking back, you wish you could replicate and carry forward that same secret sauce on every team, especially …

Infographic: 10 Ways for Travelers to Grow their Instagram Following

Instagram is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools to grow your social following — and whether you're a travel blogger, vlogger, or …

6 Things I Learned From Bullet Journaling

Who knew having a journal could teach you so much?<p>January 13, 2018<p>As college students who juggle school, volunteering, socializing and multiple jobs, …

7 Trends That Augur The Future Of Urban Design

From autonomous vehicles to algorithmic design, the new forces shaping urban design are poised to forever change our cities and suburbs.<p>Cities are, and always have been, an evolving organism. However, today’s social, environmental, and technological forces are making the evolution more volatile and …

The 14 Most Important Interfaces Of 2017

Detect algorithmic racism. Redesign your commute. Hide that photo of your beer bong from a future employer. It’s all in a day’s work for the UI of 2017.<p>We went on and on about new smartphones and stunning new buildings this year, but many of the best designs of 2017 were actually hidden in the …

Deep Empathy

<b>Deep Empathy</b> gets you closer to the realities of those that suffer the most, by helping you imagine what neighbourhoods around the world would look …

I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug

My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill …

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The Case for Good Jobs

Yes, there are millions of jobs at retail stores, restaurants, call centers, hotels, and day cares — but most of them are lousy and have been for decades. They offer low pay, few benefits, and no career paths. Conventional wisdom holds that bad jobs are the unavoidable price of low-cost service. …

Customer Experience

Finally, More Women Are Asking for Raises. But There’s a Catch.

They find they pay a price for getting what they want<p>Women don’t get raises, the conventional wisdom goes, because they simply don’t ask.<p>A new study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. casts doubt on that assumption. Women are in fact negotiating for raises and promotions just as much as …

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Global Economy’s Stubborn Reality: Plenty of Work, Not Enough Pay

LILLESTROM, Norway — In the three-plus decades since Ola Karlsson began painting houses and offices for a living, he has seen oil wealth transform the Norwegian economy. He has participated in a construction boom that has refashioned Oslo, the capital. He has watched the rent climb at his apartment …

Income Inequality

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk

First there were individual offices. Then cubicles and open floor plans. Now, there is a “palette of places.”<p>New office designs are coming to a workplace near you, with layouts meant to cater to the variety of tasks required of modern white-collar workers. Put another way, it means people don’t sit …

9 Steps to Interactive Data Visualizations

<b>Bryan Merica & Matthew Eagan, Partners @</b><b>IDMLOCO</b><p>Introduction<p>Data visualization has been around for some time. We remember in the late 90's being …

Want To Fight Inequality With Design? Read These Books Now

Urban designers, architects, professors, and activists share their essential reads.<p>Design has afforded us more convenience, more connectivity, and more beauty. But at the same time, it’s also threatening our civil liberties, manipulating our decisions, and spreading bias.<p>The scale of today’s design …

The Complicated Quest To Redesign Braille

ELIA Frames is a new tactile reading system that claims to be easier to learn than braille. Is it necessary?<p>According to the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), just 1% of the blind population is born without sight; the vast majority of the estimated 10 million Americans who are blind or …

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