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Tagged with “idea” (4)

  1. Pioneering Ideas Podcast: Episode 1 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Listen to our Pioneering Ideas podcast for perspective on the types of innovations the Pioneer team funds, from investigations into placebo studies to behavioral economics to a platform that puts health outcomes in patients’ hands.


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  2. The Art and Science of Seductive Interactions – Stephen Anderson

    Remember that “percentage complete” feature that LinkedIn implemented a few years ago, and how quickly this accelerated people filling out their profiles? It wasn’t a clever interface, IA, or technical prowess that made this a successful feature—it was basic human psychology. To be good UX professionals we need to crack open some psych 101 textbooks, learn what motivates people, and then bake these ideas into our designs.

    Independent consultant Stephen P. Anderson looks at specific examples of sites who’ve designed serendipity, arousal, rewards and other seductive elements into their application, especially during the post sign-up process when it is so easy to lose people. Regardless of your current project, the principles behind these examples (from disciplines like social sciences, psychology, neuroscience and cognitive science) can be applied universally. Best of all, attendees will receive a special gift that makes it easy to bridge theory with tomorrow’s deadline.

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  3. The Story of Economics ‘Gods’: 16 Mar 2011

    More or Less creator Michael Blastland lays out the history of economic ideas to understand why economics goes wrong and whether it can ever go entirely right. In the first programme of a three part series, Michael travels to Athens and the site of Aristotle's Lyceum - where economics as a discipline began.

    Tim Harford and the More or Less team investigate numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? More or Less tries to make sense of the statistics which surround us. A half-hour programme broadcast at 1330 on Friday afternoons and repeated at 2000 on Sundays on Radio 4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/moreorless

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