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Beyond The Cult Of Human-Centered Design

The design industry’s reigning paradigm is in crisis. It’s time to evolve from human-centered design to humanity-centered design, write Artefact’s Rob Girling and Emilia Palaveeva.<p>On the eve of a historical election, last year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival was about hope and potential. In the …

Design

Transparent design could teach people to trust AI

We are living in a world of data overload. From behavioral analytics to customer preferences, businesses now have so much data at their fingertips that they’re unable to process and consume all of it in a meaningful way. This is where the magic of machine learning comes in. When applied to massive …

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, three decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

Artificial Intelligence

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.<p>At a recent teaching conference in Richmond, Virginia, a session on “design thinking” in education drew a capacity crowd. Two middle-school teachers demonstrated how they had used the concept to plan and execute an …

UX Design

The Future of Design Education is... No Design Education | Inc.com

Have you ever seen a door and have been unsure whether to push or pull? Or worse, have you ever pushed a door that was meant to be pulled? This classic design error--the Norman door-- was named after Don Norman, who explored the phenomenon in his best-selling book <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i>.<p>In …

Design

Wolff Olins’s New CEO On Branding, AI, And The Future Of The Design Agency

Sairah Ashman brings 23 years at Wolff Olins into her new role, as well as a keen interest in the ways new technologies are shaping our world.<p>After three and a half years as CEO of the global branding and business strategy agency Wolff Olins, Ije Nwokorie has stepped down, leaving former chief …

Artificial Intelligence

10 findings from psychology that every user researcher should know

There are many findings in psychology that are of general interest to user researchers. But here are 10 that have particularly influenced the way I …

UX Design

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Each one catalyzed …

Artificial Intelligence

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

Big Data

14 reasons businesses are failing at user-centred design

<b>The importance of design is growing as we demand more digital services.</b><p>Yet, despite all the rhetoric, organisations seem to be neutering their user …

How artificial intelligence optimizes recruitment

While we worry about artificial intelligence driving us into unemployment, a lot of job positions remain vacant and a large percentage of applicants never hear back from employers.<p>This is largely due to the inefficiency of the manual recruitment tools and processes, which make it extremely hard for …

Artificial Intelligence

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Critical Thinking

How to Spark Creativity When You’re in a Rut

Remember your first day at work? You were excited. There were new people to meet, new skills to be learned, new processes or products to understand.<p>If you are like most people, something else was different then — you. When you weren’t sure or didn’t understand, you asked questions, persistently. …

Creativity

Creative people physically see and process the world differently

If you’re the kind of person who relishes adventure, you may literally see the world differently. People who are open to new experiences can take in …

How the Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of | Inc.com

I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the most part, the family computer was something us kids spent …

A Neuroscientist explains the origins of emotions

We don’t all make the same expressions when we’re sad<p>I am known for being hard to read, to the point that friends complain that they can never tell what I’m thinking by looking at my face. But, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, it’s possible that they might remain confused even if my face …

Emotional Intelligence

Can We Use Job Displacement by Artificial Intelligence to Our Advantage? | Inc.com

<i>What kind of existential problems does AI bring about? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Bruce Gibney, Venture Capitalist, Author of A Generation of Sociopaths, on Quora:</b><p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

7 psychological concepts that explain the Trump era of politics

American politics can seem baffling. Psychology is here to help.<p>These are strange, unsettling times. And for the past several months, I’ve been asking psychologists variations on a basic question: What research can best help us reckon with uncomfortable social and political realities — like the …

Psychology

Design Thinking and the Need for Grit

This curated post is authored by Lili Ermezei, Strategy Director atThe post Design Thinking and the Need for Grit appeared first on iamwire.

Design

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

The World According to Father John Misty

<i>Note: This piece is the cover story in Paste Quarterly #1, which you can purchase here, along with its accompanying vinyl Paste sampler.</i><p>Josh Tillman …

How to Use Design Strategies to Build a Life You Love

“Life’s ambiguous, you don’t always know what’s going to come next—design thinking is a nice framework for this.”<p><b>Leah Weiss</b> is a professor at the …

How to Use Animation to Improve UX

<i>Motion tells stories</i>. Not long and complicated stories, but simple stories, like “hey, you need to look at this now” or “hurrah, your operation has …

Leadership, Brands And Profit In The Digital World

From the conference room of his boat-like Paris headquarters in the city’s up-and-coming ninth arrondissement, Fred Raillard can communicate real-time and in vision with his firm’s offices in New York, or Shanghai, as well as with the outside world; call up creative designs from others’ desks, …

Profit