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Why computing belongs within the social sciences
From Putting People First

Why computing belongs within the social sciences

This article argues [that] the well-publicized social ills of computing will not go away simply by integrating ethics instruction or codes of conduct into computing...

[Book] The Anthropology of Epidemics
From Putting People First

[Book] The Anthropology of Epidemics

Published before global movement drew largely to a halt, before the majority of the earth’s human population was shut indoors and before words like ‘virus’ and...

Deutsche Bank Research on life after Covid-19
From Putting People First

Deutsche Bank Research on life after Covid-19

It will take years to recover from covid-19. This edition of Konzept, the online magazine of Deutsche Bank Research, analyses the many different ways in which the...

[Book] Life After COVID-19: The Other Side of Crisis
From Putting People First

[Book] Life After COVID-19: The Other Side of Crisis

Almost every aspect of society will change after the pandemic, but if we learn lessons then life can be better. Featuring expert authors from across academia and...

Visions of the post-pandemic home
From Putting People First

Visions of the post-pandemic home

Vitra, the German manufacturing company, published this week a “set of hypotheses” on the future of the home, as living spaces are pushed to the limits.

The ethnographer and the algorithm: beyond the black box
From Putting People First

The ethnographer and the algorithm: beyond the black box

Angèle Christin argues that we can explicitly enroll algorithms in ethnographic research, which can shed light on unexpected aspects of algorithmic systems—including...

[Book] Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms
From Putting People First

[Book] Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

The starkly different ways that American and French online news companies respond to audience analytics and what this means for the future of news

Experientia participating in Swiss Smart Government Day
From Putting People First

Experientia participating in Swiss Smart Government Day

Experientia's partner Jan-Christoph Zoels and our Swiss collaborator Thomas Schertenleib will be leading the process workshop "Culture of participation: digital...

Security isn’t just a technology problem—it’s about design, too
From Putting People First

Security isn’t just a technology problem—it’s about design, too

While it’s easy to blame the user, phishing schemes have become incredibly sophisticated and believable. So, instead of blaming the user, we want to instead bring...

The public’s role in COVID-19 vaccination
From Putting People First

The public’s role in COVID-19 vaccination

This report considers human factors in relation to future vaccines against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), drawing on insights from design thinking and the...

15 years of Experientia
From Putting People First

15 years of Experientia

Today is the 15th birthday of Experientia. The first ones to thank are all our collaborators (former and current ones), but also our clients, our partners and our...

Behavioral Covid-19 research in Italy
From Putting People First

Behavioral Covid-19 research in Italy

The Milan-based consumer and health research center EngageMinds HUB of the Università Cattolica has done some timely research on how Covid-19 has influenced the...

[Book] Smartphones: Une enquête anthropologique
From Putting People First

[Book] Smartphones: Une enquête anthropologique

Sur la base d‘une enquête de terrain menée à Genève, Los Angeles et Tokyo, cet ouvrage aborde la dimension proprement anthropologique du smartphone.

Nordic lessons for people-first smart cities
From Putting People First

Nordic lessons for people-first smart cities

While it is argued that smart city development is at an impasse, we argue that it is at a crossroads. It is possible to simultaneously develop and adopt new technologies...

[Book] Slowdown
From Putting People First

[Book] Slowdown

Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global data, this groundbreaking book reveals that human progress has been slowing down since the early 1970s. Danny Dorling...

[Book] How to Future
From Putting People First

[Book] How to Future

How to Future is a guidebook to futuring and arms you with tools, strategies and practices that illuminate new strategic pathways.

Reuters e-book about society after the pandemic
From Putting People First

Reuters e-book about society after the pandemic

Humanity either learns key lessons from the pandemic, corrects course and becomes a more resilient species. Or it tears further apart and expands the divisions...

Smart city visions and human rights
From Putting People First

Smart city visions and human rights

Without consideration for all humans inhabiting cities, smart city and technological approaches have the potential to exacerbate socio-economic divisions, corporate...

[Book] New Laws of Robotics
From Putting People First

[Book] New Laws of Robotics

AI is poised to disrupt our work and our lives. We can harness these technologies rather than fall captive to them—but only through wise regulation.

[Book] All data are local
From Putting People First

[Book] All data are local

“In our data-driven society, it is too easy to assume the transparency of data. Instead, we should approach data sets with an awareness that they are created by...
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