Behavioural design process

Behavioural Design

I happened to read a really interesting paper on Behavioural Design and the impact it can have on development policies. In technology, decoding user behaviour is one of the most important components of the design process, however these tenets of product management are yet to be adopted effectively outside the tech industry. The implications of…

Words with Friends

I recently started playing Words with Friends on my phone and I quite like it apart from the pesky ads that show up after every single move. It was an interesting study for me though, so I dug a bit deeper and learnt about the gaming industry in the process. Every single number in there was…

Texts from the News

Instead of making New Year’s resolutions this year (which I inevitably fail at keeping), I decided to go with themes for the year instead. One of the themes is learning more about the world around me. With that in mind, I subscribed to and downloaded Espresso (from The Economist) and WSJ (from The Wall Street…

Parallels – Neopets, Xanga and Twitter?

My journey on the interwebz began with Neopets when I was eleven. For the uninitiated, it’s a virtual pet community with “free games, shops, auctions, chat and more!” Personally, I couldn’t care less about feeding my pets or clothing them. I knew they weren’t really hungry or dying as they liked to remind me (Neopets are immortal),…

Finally giving in to the Fitbit

I’m not usually a huge believer of tracking devices because I think if you do what you’re supposed to be doing, you should be fine. Want to lose weight? Run around the block a few times. Trying to slim down? Eat less. I’ve never meticulously documented the calories I’ve consumed or the number of steps…