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- Will the social robots in tomorrow’s conscious cities rely on the same old personality traits? - New research hints that our human prejudices extend to physical and behavioural features of AI
- How weather affects the experience of the city - Why cities should be designed to mitigate bad weather, and how we stand to benefit.
- Is a Smart City a Healthy City? - Smart cities aren’t the solution, but their strengths might contribute to a new set of priorities.
- Nature in spaces, and the nature of places - Experiencing nature acts like a reset button for our human RAM. How can we use this in design?
- The View from Above: New insights into how we group - As early as 1939, Muzafer Sherif showed that people perceived a light's movement differently if they were in a group.
- Design for real people - Success should be defined by how well the product’s design or functionality meets the needs of the people who use ...
- Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite: assumptions about users may be off - Is it that architects don't contemplate all possibilities?
- Putting a Price on Consciousness: do the benefits square with the costs? - In the United States, president Ronald Reagan first proposed the cost-benefit calculus for policy efficacy.
- Self-Conscious Citizens: A nudge might make housing markets more humane - Governments go to great lengths to help people understand the deleterious decisions that crop up in daily life.
- Balancing Acts: Between Anticipatory and Participatory for Inclusive Design - "Presumption", the process by which companies capture knowledge from their consumers.