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People are getting fed up with all the useless tech in their cars
From Putting People First

People are getting fed up with all the useless tech in their cars

For the first time in 28 years of JD Power’s car owner survey, there is a consecutive year-over-year decline in satisfaction, with most of the ire directed toward...

GPT detectors biased against non-native English writers
From Putting People First

GPT detectors biased against non-native English writers

If you're a non-native English writer, you should know GPT detectors are biased against you.

[Book] Thinking with Your Hands
From Putting People First

[Book] Thinking with Your Hands

In Thinking with Your Hands, esteemed cognitive psychologist Susan Goldin-Meadow argues that gesture is vital to how we think, learn, and communicate.

The future of urban AI
From Putting People First

The future of urban AI

10 conversations by Urban AI, a Paris based think tank, with worldwide experts to explore the future of urban artificial intelligence

[Book] Imagining AI
From Putting People First

[Book] Imagining AI

The book sheds new light on some of the most important themes in AI ethics, from the differences between Chinese and American visions of AI, to digital neo-colonialism...

Ageing with smartphones
From Putting People First

Ageing with smartphones

Ageing with Smartphones in Ireland, Urban Italy, Urban Brazil, Urban Chile, Urban China and Uganda: six free open access books as part of the five year "Anthropology...

[Book] Attention Span
From Putting People First

[Book] Attention Span

While the concept of “flow” has previously been considered the ideal state of focus, Dr. Mark offers a new framework to help explain how our brains function in...

[Book] Interfaces and Us
From Putting People First

[Book] Interfaces and Us

When society relies on computer models and their interfaces to explain and predict everything from love to geopolitical conflicts, our own behaviour and choices...

The problem with cashless payments
From Putting People First

The problem with cashless payments

Certain types of means of payment now seem indispensable for full participation in socioeconomic activity, yet they’re not necessarily available to everyone.

New Reuters Institute Report on distrust in the news by disadvantaged communities
From Putting People First

New Reuters Institute Report on distrust in the news by disadvantaged communities

Why do disadvantaged communities distrust the news? And what can newsrooms do about it? These are the questions at the heart of a new report by the Reuters Institute...

[Book] The Smartness Mandate
From Putting People First

[Book] The Smartness Mandate

What exactly is “smartness,” and how and why has it come to be not only a desirable goal, but something that must be implemented everywhere?

An anthropology of algorithmic recommendation systems
From Putting People First

An anthropology of algorithmic recommendation systems

In this book meet the people who design the algorithms that capture our musical tastes.

New European Commission study on how digital advertising impacts privacy, publishers and advertisers
From Putting People First

New European Commission study on how digital advertising impacts privacy, publishers and advertisers

This study has collated evidence which on balance indicates a strong case to reform digital advertising. It indicates that the status quo is unsustainable for individuals...

The business value of user experience
From Putting People First

The business value of user experience

UXMatters devoted two articles to the business value of user experience: one by Irwin Hau (Chromatix, Australia) on why companies reject it, and one by Irfan Rehman...

[Book] Everyday Life in the Culture of Surveillance
From Putting People First

[Book] Everyday Life in the Culture of Surveillance

Today, it is of utmost relevance to study people’s attitudes, motives, and behaviours in relation to the fact that we live in a culture of surveillance. This includes...

UNDP Guide to Deep Listening
From Putting People First

UNDP Guide to Deep Listening

This UNDP guide provides step-by-step guidance, practical tools, and hands-on experiences on the process of Deep Listening, including systems mapping, rapid ethnographic...

Toward best practices for human-centered machine learning
From Putting People First

Toward best practices for human-centered machine learning

A new area called "human-centered machine learning" (HCML) promises to balance technological possibilities with human needs and values. However, there are no unifying...

To change system settings, click here
From Putting People First

To change system settings, click here

In this white paper (published on 15 February 2023) Demos Helsinki explores how we can rewrite the terms and conditions of our digital futures. Directed at policymakers...

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...
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