A Cognitive Sciences Reading List for Designers

A Cognitive Sciences Reading List for Designers

If you’ve ever done any contextual inquiry or usability testing, you’ve probably observed first hand the difference between what people say they will do and what they actually end up doing. This post is a quick roundup of the most enlightening books on the task of designing information systems for messy, irrational humans. By Andy Fitzgerald.

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Soylent CEO’s shipping container home is a ‘middle finger’ to LA, locals say

Soylent CEO’s shipping container home is a ‘middle finger’ to LA, locals say

Rob Rhinehart lacks permits for his ‘experiment in sustainable living’ and has ignored a removal order, which may lead to criminal charges, authorities say. The windows are smashed, the walls are covered in graffiti, and the solar panels gone. By Rory Carroll.

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President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

President Signs Law That Overturns Vermont GMO Labeling Rules, Replaces Them With Barcodes

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fast-tracked a controversial piece of legislation aimed at overturning and preempting state laws for labeling foods made with genetically modified ingredients… By Chris Morran.

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