In case you’re curious what I’ve been reading…
The “paradox of the active user” is a paradox because users would save time in the long term by learning more about the system. But that’s not how people behave in the real world, so we cannot allow engineers to build products for an idealized rational user when real humans are irrational. We must design for the way users actually behave
British scientists have created human embryos containing DNA from two women and one man, a procedure that could potentially prevent conditions including epilepsy, diabetes and heart failure.
Experts are still trying to determine the effect of the concentric circles on the long squiggly green objects located in the blue area. (Ha!)
This is hilarious! These building blocks are intended to help children learn English, but they are filled with mistranslations (and overly literal) translations of English words. The peacock (turkey) one is pretty funny; as is the secondary planet
animated infographic movie from Good Magazine, visually explaining who possesses nuclear bombs, how many, and what would happen if one fell on New York City.
Here’s some info on how to build a HIT using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
Make3D converts your single picture into a 3-D model. It takes a two-dimensional image and creates a three-dimensional “fly around” model, giving the viewers access to the scene’s depth and a range of points of view