Friday, February 12, 2016

This Week in EID - Episode 92

This was one of the weeks at EID where we used a “one-of-each” kind of strategy.  We always tie the content of the articles we curate back to human factors and ergonomics.  But sometimes they fall into similar domains (such as user experience or decision making) and sometimes they don’t.  This was one of those “sometimes they don’t” weeks.

If you only have time to read one, I would strongly recommend the strawman fallacy article. I saw this strategy used in the political debates over the past few weeks and they were very effective at biasing the debate even though we know that the approach is false. Arm yourself.

The one that is the most off the wall is our neuropsych article about anxiety and veering off to the left. The science behind the research is sound, but the idea is a little crazy.

The identity resonance article has some great advice on how to organize your life to get the most personal satisfaction out of it. Be yourself.  And design the artifacts around you to reflect that identity.  You will be happier.

The article on procedures harkens back to my days as an industrial engineer.  Process design and performance efficiency and risk-management and all of those fun topics. 

Enjoy.  And have a great weekend.

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