Gamification Cheat Sheet (download)

Gamification Cheat Sheet (download)

The more subtle elements used in game design to motivate gamers, work just as well on users in everyday design. So whilst I’m retiring some of my notebooks to the shoebox, I’m not retiring my notes on gamification. If you promise to avoid using the PBL triad as much as possible, here’s my Gamification Cheat Sheet pdf for you.

Why the EU ‘Privacy Icons’ are disastrous

Why the EU ‘Privacy Icons’ are disastrous

Some member of parliament must have severely misunderstood the meaning of ‘privacy-by-design’. These ‘standardised privacy icons’ and their logic are that disastrous, that enforcing these will not strengthen but weaken the new European privacy legislation. The icons and copy suggestions are unclear, unusable and being forced to show these will punish especially the companies and organisations who do privacy right.

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Notebook

Your Data & Algorithmic Self

Your Data & Algorithmic Self

As we are treated algorithmically (as a set of data points subject to pattern recognition engines), we are conditioned to treat others similarly. – Frank Pasquale

How (not) to train your robot

How (not) to train your robot

We should be careful not to teach robots our biases and discrimination practices towards people who do not belong to ‘our’ community. After all, democratic robot learning would mean we actually do have to lead by example.

Heartfelt Interactions, or Thoughtfulness for Sale?

Heartfelt Interactions, or Thoughtfulness for Sale?

There’s only limited value (and a limited audience) for the health features of the Apple Watch’s heart rate measurements. So Apple decided to sell it to us as ‘easy’ thoughtfulness. As ‘easy’ connectedness. But the whole point about being thoughtful and forging connections, is that it should not be easy. What value does something have, if it does not require at least some effort?

B2ONE experiences based on trust

B2ONE experiences based on trust

Data from many thousands of individuals, willingly contributed or our digital exhaust, allows designers to deliver products and services that are, or at least feel, unique. This creation of unique customer products and services derived from crowd-based insights, Deloitte calls this the “billion-to-one,” or B2ONE, experience. One of the five requirements? Build, and maintain, trust.

(re)defining informed consent for automotive

(re)defining informed consent for automotive

I have long been on ‘team iOS’ as it comes to permissions management flow and I would love that my future car follows the iOS (high) road. A system designed in such a way that it works with a minimum of data required. A system that is transparent about what data is collected, and for which purpose. A system that limits itself to the basics by default, and then asks me step-by-step if I would be willing to trade in more data in exchange for extra functionality.

Data-Determinism or Gaming Your Consumer Score?

Data-Determinism or Gaming Your Consumer Score?

Professor Pasquale writes that ‘gaming your score’ might even be dangerous, as trying to influence scoring systems could backfire: “If a person attached a fitness device to a dog and tried to claim the resulting exercise log, he suggests, an algorithm might be able to tell the difference and issue that person a high score for propensity toward fraudulent activity.”