Friday Finds | September 29, 2017

Designing for Brains: the Psychology of User Experience

In this talk, Marissa Epstein takes a look at some fundamental principles of cognitive and behavioral psychology and how to human-proof your designs by feeding the lizard brain. Check out the lovely slides too.

Content Curation Guide

In this bookmark-worthy guide, Robin Good dissects curation for you and shows how to create value for others by collecting, verifying and organizing existing information. Particularly useful for journalists, publishers, educators, and change-agents.

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Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

In recent years, cognitive psychologists have been comparing retrieval practice with other methods of studying—strategies like review lectures, study guides, and re-reading texts. And what they’re finding is that nothing cements long-term learning as powerfully as retrieval practice.

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Savvy Learning Pros Know About the Lizard Brain. Do You?

It is important to note that our logical mind is not in control of our actions. And logic is not what persuades others. For most people, it is surprising to learn that the subconscious mind controls 95% to 99% of human behavior.

Also Happening This Week

Even if you aren’t on Twitter yourself, you can still use it to learn a lot of great things. For example, browse the hashtag stream for these conferences that went down this week.

Training Mag Conference | #OLConf

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Presentation Summit | #PreSum17

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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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