We focused on some interesting areas in EID this week.
The Monday post veered into political territory with our discussion of ISIS, social media, and cognitive heuristics. There is a lot to learn there as we see more and more social media use by governments and in political campaigns.
Tuesday looked at what I see as a really powerful metacognitive skill – intentional intuition. A commenter wondered if the intention part decreases the intuition part. I am not sure. Hopefully research can uncover this potential flaw.
Wednesday might be my favorite. We covered a debate between two UX professionals who have very different opinions about the design approach at Apple. It gets a little heated. I am more interested in how debates like this can advance our thinking about UX rather than the particulars of their disagreement.
Last but not least, is a great design idea – anthropomorphizing everyday objects like trash cans to make them more effective. Give them a little wiggle and dance number, and we can’t wait to throw away our trash. Just think about how many of our bad habits we can overcome if this is generalizable.
I hope you enjoyed the full reads. Let us know if you did.
And as always, have a great weekend.