The Idea of Merging Behavioral Science and Product Management

Kristen Berman, co-author of our behavioral economics series “Oh, BEhave,” has published an article that discusses the idea of a behavioral product manager (BPM) – a product manager who integrates the science and methods of behavioral science into product design, and discusses the traits of good BPMs and bad BPMs. Check it out here! The […]

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Explaining UX to a 10-year-old

Jonathan Hildebrand: Director of User Experience and Design As a 10-year-old who loved anything with a motor on it and as an adult who is a vintage motorcycle enthusiast, I immediately thought of my ‘78 BMW. You see, a lot of times people confuse UI and UX, and this motorcycle metaphor is an easy one […]

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Human-Robot/AI Relationships: Interview with Dr. Julie Carpenter

Over at https://HumanAutonomy.com, we had a chance to interview Dr. Julie Carpenter about her research on human-robot/AI relationships. As the first post in a series, we interview one the pioneers in the study of human-AI relationships, Dr. Julie Carpenter. She has over 15 years of experience in human-centered design and human-AI interaction research, teaching, and … Continue reading Human-Robot/AI Relationships: Interview with Dr. Julie Carpenter

Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

The original Bladerunner is my favorite movie and can be credited as sparking my interest in human-technology/human-autonomy interactions.  The sequel is fantastic if you have not seen it (I’ve seen it twice already and soon a third). If you’ve seen the original or sequel, the representations of incidental technologies may have seemed unusual.  For example, the … Continue reading Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Using Dual Process Theory for Higher Conversions

Designing your website requires a studied understanding of human behavior if you want to increase your conversions. Using psychological tactics in your design to appeal to potential customers can help do this, but you must first know how users’ decisions are made. Daniel Kahneman presents two thought systems that can give marketers a framework for […]

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