Andrea Thomas Brown

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A Process for Empathetic Product Design

The discipline of product management is shifting from an external focus on the market, or an internal focus on technology, to an empathetic focus on people. While it’s not too difficult to rally people around this general idea, it can be hard at first to understand how to translate it into tactics. …

I quit my job to set up a post-apocalyptic commune

In early 2006 I was 39, living in Bristol and working at one of the best robotics labs in the world. I had become increasingly obsessed with what life would be like if civilisation collapsed, and thought that I could find out by setting up a community that acted as if it already had. I created a …

Why privacy matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' …

How Self-Tracking Apps Exclude Women

“Self-knowledge through numbers" seems like a genderless goal, yet the actual products out there are anything but.<p>On September 9, a parade of men marched across the stage at Flint Center in Cupertino, California, outlining a variety of new products in the Apple lineage. After the iPhone, Apple Pay, …

Counting every moment

THE idea of measuring things to chart progress towards a goal is commonplace in large organisations. Governments tot up trade figures, hospital …

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The quantified self movement: some sociological perspectives

Today’s Track Workout (Photo credit: nocklebeast)<p>The concepts of ‘self-tracking’ and the ‘quantified self’ have recently begun to emerge in …

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How self-monitoring is transforming health

<b>The self-monitoring trend has exploded into a plethora of shiny new gadgets and toys - but what are the health benefits, and will the appeal last or</b> …

Keep a Daily Food Diary to Track Your Diet, Lose Weight, and Build Healthy Habits

More than a few studies have shown that people who actually keep track of what they eat on paper, in an app, or in some other record, have better …

Fitness

Overcoming the Fears That Prevent Your Happiness

Some people have been described as fearless. Heroes. Fire fighters. Soldiers. Their success has not been because they were fearless. It was because they had something that overcame the fear, that replaced and overpowered it.<p>"Why do I always sabotage myself?" she asked, afraid that she would do it …

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Bumpy start for new Obamacare insurance markets

WASHINGTON – The online insurance marketplaces created by President Obama's healthcare law got off to a bumpy start Tuesday as some consumers were kicked off web portals and several states reported glitches that slowed enrollment on the first day Americans were supposed to be able to sign up for …