Giles Rhys Jones

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The Selfie Arm Helps You Disguise Your Loneliness

This tongue-in-cheek design project by Aric Snee and Justin Crowe highlights society's hankering for Internet validation<p>Narcissism is a facet of …

Beautiful Instagram images, no filter needed

A series of live dining events named FOODOGRAPHY caters to those who care to share their #foodporn<p>Foodies all over the world are flocking to …

'Physical cookie' could help malls fight back against Amazon

Is this plastic device the silver bullet that malls are looking for?<p>Last fall, a mall in Helsinki offered shoppers targeted deals if they agreed to …

IBM Researcher Can Build A Detailed Personality Profile Of You Based On 200 Tweets

IBM researcher Michelle Zhou says she can accurately evaluate a person's personality by analyzing as few as 200 tweets, Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat reports.<p>Zhou, a data analytics expert, built a personality graph of Takahashi based on the reporter's Twitter messages. The breakdown is based on …

The Psychology Of Notifications

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i></i><i>Ximena Vengoechea is</i> <i>a design researcher at Twitter,</i> <i>and</i> <i>Nir Eyal is the</i> <i>author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response …

UX Design

Facebook data know you better than your own mother

In one corner we have a computer armed with a list of things you “Liked” on Facebook. In the other, your friends, family, and coworkers, relying on an analog trove of memories and the raw strength of their own judgment. Who’s sketch of your personality is more likely to match your own?<p>Those who …

Psychology

A World Transfixed by Screens

The continued massive growth of connected mobile devices is shaping not only how we communicate with each other, but how we look, behave, and experience the world around us. Smartphones and other handheld devices have become indispensable tools, appendages held at arm's length to record a scene or …

The art of not working at work

Two years ago a civil servant in the German town of Menden wrote a farewell message to his colleagues on the day of his retirement stating that he had not done anything for 14 years. “Since 1998,” he wrote, “I was present but not really there. So I’m going to be well prepared for retirement—Adieu.” …

David Foster

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …