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07/03/2018
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Friend or foe? Social presence is an important factor to consider in Interaction /UX Design

Ever yelled at your computer? Congrats! You’re in good company applying social responses to inanimate things. We as humans are wired to be social creatures. And even digital products may trigger social responses and you might not even be aware … Continue reading

06/11/2017
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The Wonderful World of Human Cognition: The time course of visual perception

“We see the forest before the trees” – Navon, D. (1977) How do we perceive objects? Classic theories of object recognition (so-called feature theories) often claim that we first process specific features/details of something followed by a more general processing. … Continue reading

12/09/2017
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Gender stereotypes applied to machines

Amongst other things when it comes to gender stereotyping, studies show that dominant behavior by males tends to be positively received by western society since dominant men tend to be perceived as “independent”,”assertive” and “successful”, whereas dominant women tend to … Continue reading

14/07/2017
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Frust im Meeting. Verschwenden wir mit Meetings unsere Zeit?

Interesting Radio Interview (in German) about meetings with organizational psychologist Felix Brodbeck (LMU Munich) in which he is talking about decision making and problem-solving in groups and also: group-dynamics and “deutsche Nörgelkultur”. :) https://www.swr.de/swr2/programm/sendungen/swr2-forum/verschwenden-wir-mit-konferenzen-unsere-zeit/-/id=660214/did=13846846/nid=660214/ua8uzn/index.html

05/07/2017
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Who Do We Become When We Talk to Machines?

“Can a broken robot break a child?” Awesome Sherry Turkle about conversation in the digital age and how replacing face-to-face communication with smartphones (or even growing up in company with digital assistants, smart toys, and bots and connect emotionally with … Continue reading