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Exploring themes in the book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ and how they connect to UX.

The Chimp Paradox: What UX Can Learn From A Book About Emotional Intelligence
  • The author shares the lessons learned from the famous mind management model called The Chimp Paradox, and how they can be applied in UX.
  • The Chimp Paradox is based on the theory that our brain is divided into three sections that receive, transmit, and react to our environment and information:
    • the chimp;
    • the human;
    • the machine.
  • In the article, the author demonstrates how these ways of perceiving information affect users’ experience and help to improve the approach to UX.
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What if we designed anything with relationships in mind?

The Rise of Relational Design
  • The author believes that putting relationships first should be a common practice in every part of human activity.
  • The author sees a relational design as something we can anticipate in the nearest future. It can be applied in many cases – from designing cities to building any type of organization or system.
  • Relational design isn’t new in any way – the fact they are old makes them this powerful. With relationships in mind, we can start designing a new future.
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More autonomy and less dependency can improve our toxic relationship with digital technologies and benefit all of us, says Alexander Steinhart.

Designers And Developers Pay More Attention To Human Autonomy
  • The majority of tech companies concentrate on attracting active users and increasing consumption. Additionally, their economic incentives conflict with our own values and aspirations as users. 
  • According to the author, we should adhere to the rules of responsible, ethical, and humane design referred to as Design for Human Autonomy.
  • There are 3 conditions to design for human autonomy:
    • The user and their interactions with others should be prioritized over their use of the digital service;
    • In the end, consumers are encouraged to navigate mainly without the software itself;
    • The app’s values are transparent, and it respects the users’ values and objectives.
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5 min read

Visualising 10 types of bias in 10 visuals.

10 Types of Cognitive Bias To Watch Out For In UX Research & Design
  • The article covers how crucial it is to address cognitive biases for navigating daily life as well as UX research and design. Our judgment and thought processes become biased, which might distort reality in accordance with our preconceived notions.
  • The author illustrates 10 examples of real-life cognitive biases and their reflection in UX research.
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5 min read

The I in AI.

How Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Are Intertwined
  • If we want to understand the mechanisms behind AI, cognitive science might come to the rescue.
  • Artificial intelligence and cognitive science have surprising similarities.
  • AI focuses on artificial minds with human minds as an example.
  • Cognitive science focuses on human minds with artificial minds as an example.
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How Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Are Intertwined

If it looks like a duck…

Conscious AI models?
  • The author uncovers what LaMDA and consciousness are, and how they correlate.
  • While exploring conscious AI models, there are a few things that need to be considered:
    • Conscious Access
    • Reflexive Processing
    • The Question of Reporting
    • Autonomy
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8 min read
Conscious AI models?

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