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Bull Session

Sapiens, Creativity, and Technology

October 19, 2018          

Episode Summary

On The Digital Life this week our special guest is Dr. Carie Little Hersh, an American cultural anthropologist, teaching professor in Anthropology at Northeastern University, and producer and host of podcast Anthropologist on the Street. We chat about human creativity and technology through time, from an anthropological perspective.

Which came first: humans or technology? And what is the relationship between homo sapiens and the species who came before us, or those such as the neanderthals with whom we competed? We consider the anthropological relationship between technology and creativity, as well as patterns in technological progression through time. Join us as we discuss.

Anthropologist on the Street

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UX Axioms

March 31, 2014          

Episode Summary

User Experience (UX) theory and practice can be confusing for the uninitiated. In this episode, Erik Dahl discusses his UX Axioms, a series of recommendations which designers and developers alike can use to integrate UX into their practice. The UX Axioms have been gaining notice and popularity in the interaction design world.

Building real products and services involves an ongoing series of design compromises. There is no ideal process or magic bullet for integrating UX or creating amazing user experiences. However, understanding and applying UX Axioms will allow you to adapt to the situation at hand and build products that resonate with and delight your end-users.