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Taking on design thinking and business consulting
From Putting People First

Taking on design thinking and business consulting

Two articles in the last few days took on the world of consulting. Rebecca Ackermann in the MIT Technology Review wrote on how the shine of design thinking has...

Life in a Climate-Impacted Future
From Putting People First

Life in a Climate-Impacted Future

The latest annual research from Ericsson ConsumerLab (January 2023) outlines consumers’ concerns, expectations and personal technology actions related to climate...

Ericsson on AI ethics
From Putting People First

Ericsson on AI ethics

This report by the IndustryLab of Ericsson, the Swedish multinational, aims to introduce the ethics of AI and explore how this fast-growing technology needs to...

Voting, fast and slow
From Putting People First

Voting, fast and slow

The online voting platform that was used by Italy's Five Star Movement to select the candidates for the 2013 parliamentary elections didn't take account of human...

Behavioural change to reduce energy use
From Putting People First

Behavioural change to reduce energy use

Six reports on behavioural change and energy use: potential impact, obstacles, the role of policy makers, and how to best communicate to citizens.

Design for AI: What should people who design AI know?
From Putting People First

Design for AI: What should people who design AI know?

Hal Wuertz, Adam Cutler and Milena Pribic of IBM Design defined a unique set of five skills for “AI Design.”

The price of the commoditisation of UX design
From Putting People First

The price of the commoditisation of UX design

Cornelius Rachieru describes the current trend of extreme commoditisation of UX design in corporate environments, and the consequences this has on the quality of...

Samsung aiming to bring calm to our connected world
From Putting People First

Samsung aiming to bring calm to our connected world

Samsung US newsroom published an interview with Federico Casalegno, Executive Vice President of Design and Head of Samsung Design Innovation Center; Mark Benson...

The psychology of ownership
From Putting People First

The psychology of ownership

"What’s mine is mine: unpicking the psychological reasons people like to own things" is the title of a highly recommended article by Claire Murphy of the Ellen...

Behavioural insights handbook
From Putting People First

Behavioural insights handbook

The objective of this guide is to provide a practical, step-by-step outline on how to run a simple BI project.

Over-reliance on English hinders cognitive science
From Putting People First

Over-reliance on English hinders cognitive science

To live up to its mission of understanding the representational and computational capacities of the human mind, cognitive science needs to broaden the linguistic...

[Book] An anthropology of futures and technology
From Putting People First

[Book] An anthropology of futures and technology

This book examines emerging automated technologies and systems and the increasingly prominent roles that each plays in our lives and our imagined futures.

[Book] Co-Cities
From Putting People First

[Book] Co-Cities

A new model of urban governance, mapping the route to a more equitable management of a city’s infrastructure and services.

[Book] Cloudmoney
From Putting People First

[Book] Cloudmoney

In Cloudmoney, Brett Scott tells an urgent and revelatory story about how the fusion of Big Finance and Big Tech requires “cloudmoney”—digital money underpinned...

[Book] Voices in the Code
From Putting People First

[Book] Voices in the Code

In Voices in the Code, scholar David G. Robinson tells the story of how one community built a life-and-death algorithm in a relatively inclusive, accountable way...

[Book] The Human Side of Innovation
From Putting People First

[Book] The Human Side of Innovation

PepsiCo’s award-winning chief design officer reveals the secret to creating life-changing innovations: putting human needs at the center of any design process.

2022 HAI Fall Conference on AI in the Loop: Humans in Charge
From Putting People First

2022 HAI Fall Conference on AI in the Loop: Humans in Charge

At the "AI in the Loop: Humans in Charge" conference, which took place Nov. 15 at Stanford University, panelists proposed a new definition of human-centered AI...

Social science research for a French home improvement retailer
From Putting People First

Social science research for a French home improvement retailer

Leroy Merlin is a French-headquartered home improvement and gardening retailer. Its Leroy Merlin Source (LMS) platform aims to create and share original knowledge...

To understand uses of personal data in the present, people draw on the past and imagine the future
From Putting People First

To understand uses of personal data in the present, people draw on the past and imagine the future

The collection and analysis of data about us now occurs across many aspects of everyday life, but how do people come to understand these complex processes? Drawing...

Interviews in the social sciences – A Nature Reviews Method Primer
From Putting People First

Interviews in the social sciences – A Nature Reviews Method Primer

In this Nature Reviews Method Primer, Eleanor Knott, Aliya Hamid Rao, Kate Summers & Chana Teeger off the London School of Economics focus on the stages and challenges...
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