World of Warcraft’s Corrupted Blood pandemic may prove useful to coronavirus researchers - The Washington Postwashingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/04/09/world-warcraft-experienced-pandemic-2005-that-experience-may-help-coronavirus-researchers/
A "virus" decimated in-game cities. Player behavior may prove instructive for researchers projecting the spread of covid-19. via https://twitter.com/zenbuffy/status/1345695585312112642
What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?thebaffler.com/salvos/whats-the-point-if-we-cant-have-fun
My friend June Thunderstorm and I once spent a half an hour sitting in a meadow by a mountain lake, watching an inchworm dangle from the top of a stalk of grass…
Protecting your online privacy is tough—but here's a start — Quartzqz.com/1525661/your-digital-identity-has-three-layers-and-you-can-only-protect-one-of-them/
What story does your data tell about you?
Describing Personas – Indi’s Essays – Mediummedium.com/inclusive-software/describing-personas-af992e3fc527
People seem to fall into a hole when writing personas, even when they’re doing it based on research: they use demographics to divide between segments and to represent thinking styles. This is a…
Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone? - The New York Timesnytimes.com/2018/01/12/technology/grayscale-phone.html
A small group of people have turned their phone screens to shades of gray to make them less stimulating. That’s the opposite of what tech companies want.
Uber has crossed the line from motivating employees to actively manipulating them — Quartzqz.com/930860/what-is-the-purpose-of-happiness/
The gig economy is supposed to be a tradeoff: In exchange for foregoing the stability of a steady income and health benefits, workers get more freedom and flexibility. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that, in some cases, workers are giving up a lot more than they get in return. A recent article in the New...
Millennials aren’t coddled—they just reject abuse as a management tactic – Daily Inequalitydailyinequality.com/2017/03/22/millennials-arent-coddled-they-just-reject-abuse-as-a-management-tactic/
Yes, it can be irritating to hear our younger colleagues complain of hurt feelings. But millennials aren’t wrong to expect a kinder, gentler work environment. The rest of us are wrong for clinging to the useless and outdated notion that to thrive in business, you have to be an asshole.
Human-Data Interaction: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed. | Interaction Design Foundationinteraction-design.org/literature/book/the-encyclopedia-of-human-computer-interaction-2nd-ed/human-data-interaction
We have moved from a world where computing is siloed and specialised, to a world where computing is ubiquitous and everyday. In many, if not most, parts of the world, networked computing is now mundane as both foreground (e.g., smartphones, tablets) and background (e.g., road traﬃc management, ﬁnancial systems) technologies. This has permitted, and continues to permit, new gloss on existing interactions (e.g., online banking) as well as distinctively new interactions (e.g., mass...</...
Kill the Email - The Atlantictheatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/kill-email-die-email/415419/
Overflowing inboxes are wrecking productivity and making people feel guilty. Is the technology to blame, or are we?
The Boy Whose Brain Could Unlock Autism — Matter — Mediummedium.com/matter/the-boy-whose-brain-could-unlock-autism-70c3d64ff221
Autism changed Henry Markram’s family. Now his Intense World theory could transform our understanding of the condition.