🎉 40K Followers, Present Bias, Living Futures, ChatGPT and much more.
Most shared reads on RethinkingUX global slack community.
Suprabhat Reders, This week was a momentous occasion when the RethinkingUX community reached 40K followers on LinkedIn. We dedicate this to all our community members and professionals who have put their trust in us. These growing numbers reflect an increased responsibility. We have a lot planned for this year and we will keep you updated.
We live in the "never normal" era, where events require us to be flexible and adjust. We can only control our actions, what we choose to prioritize, how we collaborate with our colleagues, and our attitude towards the current situation.
Layoffs continued this week, and the news was both unusual and surprising. I spoke to a senior leader from a well-known, reputed global organization visiting from the US, and they had asked the entire UX Design and UX Engineering team to be let go. I hope the organization takes a pragmatic approach to their decisions before making reckless ones.
Enjoy this week's reading and keep learning!
Mayur Chaudhary, Founder RethinkingUX
💎 Handpicked Curated reads - Week of 5th Feb 2023
Living Futures: Scenario Kit can help you catalyse change and reclaim the opportunity space in a time of overwhelming complexity, uncertainty, and lack of agency. Living Futures is a one part evocative listening experience and one part toolkit. It provides a thrilling yet safe space for you to understand, discuss, and shape the future together.
The kit is built around a set of four alternative futures set in the year 2050. Each scenario is explored through narrated stories by fictive people living in them. Each story offers a view into the human experience of existing in these societies. The futures are not predictions: They’re extreme, yet plausible, what-if scenarios meant to illustrate how mallable the future really is. Read more.
ChatGPT is 'not particularly innovative,' and 'nothing revolutionary', says Meta's chief AI scientist
Why hasn't the public seen programs like ChatGPT from Meta or from Google? "The answer is, Google and Meta both have a lot to lose by putting out systems that make stuff up," says Meta's chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun. The public perceives OpenAI's ChatGPT as revolutionary, but the same techniques are being used and the same kind of work is going on at many research labs, says the deep learning pioneer. Read more…
Given that procrastination causes stress and anxiety, why are most of us still prone to it? As research shows, it is related to a number of cognitive biases. Researchers have defined procrastination as the “present bias in preferences, on account of which agents delay doing unpleasant tasks that they themselves wish they would do sooner”. Present bias (or “hyperbolic discounting”) is the tendency, when considering a trade-off between two future moments, to give more importance to the one which happens sooner. Read more…
The neural representations of a perceived image and the memory of it are almost the same. New work shows how and why they are different. Perception and memory use some of the same areas of the brain. Small but significant differences in the neural representations of memories and perceptions may enable us to distinguish which one we are experiencing at any moment. Read more…
The NDS is a coherent set of standards and principles that combine neurodiversity and user experience design for Learning Management Systems. Design accessible learning interfaces supporting success and achievement for everyone. A collection of design principles informed by the needs of nerodiverse users and learners. Read more…
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