Misdesign: intentionality and bias in innovation

At the beginning of the semester, we started our first class with a discussion of social media. In particular, we addressed the role of social media design in its uses and abuses. We watched and discussed videos from Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook's director of product design, on the principles for design at scale, and Tristan … Continue reading Misdesign: intentionality and bias in innovation

Synopsis – Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products

INTRODUCTION Cognitive psychologists define habits as, “automatic behaviors triggered by situational cues:” things we do with little or no conscious thought. Therefore, the products and services we habitually use alter our everyday behavior, engineering our actions. Written by Nir Eyal, this book primarily discusses the Hook Model: a four-phase process that companies use to form … Continue reading Synopsis – Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products