Every year has its standouts, right? 2007 had the original iPhone, and 2010 had the iPad. But what has 2014 offered us in terms of awesome technology thus far? There’s been some chatter about things like Google Glass, but I have yet to see any notable number of folks walking around donning their Google specs. …
What PageSpeed Insights new User Experience rules provide are insights into issues that may be negatively impacting mobile usability. For example, your mobile site may be lightning fast (loading quickly), but if users are ...
"In 1956, American psychologist George Miller published a paper in the influential journalPsychological Review arguing the mind could cope with a maximum of only seven chunks of information.
The paper, "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two. Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information," has since become one of the most highly cited psychology articles and has been judged by the Psychological Review as its most influential paper of all time.
But UNSW professor of psychiatry Gordon Parker says a re-analysis of the experiments used by Miller shows he missed the correct number by a wide mark.
Writing in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Scientia Professor Parker says a closer look at the evidence shows the human mind copes with a maximum of four 'chunks' of information, not seven.
"So to remember a seven numeral phone number, say 6458937, we need to break it into four chunks: 64. 58. 93. 7. Basically four is the limit to our perception."
You're in charge: Tweak hemlines, add sleeves, change colorways on designer duds, or make a custom design. Remember that dress you almost loved? If only it were longer, or had sleeves, or came in a different fabric.
One of my favorite parts of my job is interviewing a huge variety of people about their habits, needs, attitudes, and reactions to designs. I like the challenge of quickly getting strangers to talk freely…
Anne-Marie Armstrong's insight:
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Subtle anthropomorphic cues, such as faces or voices, increase robot humanity. Google's self-driving car is onto something. By now we've all seen the prototype for Google's self-driving car: a teeny little road bopper shaped like a gumdrop.