March 23, 2018

Ethics in Design

Justin Jurek
Customer Experience Design

It’s not enough to identify the behaviors, we must create a corporate culture in each of our businesses that values and understands the human realities our behaviors impact. As strategists, designers and developers we must ensure that the work we produce follows these five key guides.

March 6, 2018

The Great Nokia Time Travel Experiment (How I Learned to Shake My Notifications Habit)

Justin Daab
Customer Experience Design

In the middle of 2017, I found myself reading quite a bit of the current research on the effects of heavy smartphone usage on cognitive function. You can see an overview of what I found here. In short, the persistent drip of dopamine our brain releases when we get rewarded with repeated notifications can negatively affect our ability to concentrate as well as diminish our ability to transfer short-term memory into long-term memory. Cool, right?