Here are this week’s links:
- Sentiment Analysis (Can computers interpret feelings?) – This is dumb. There, I said it. First it will never work for similiar reasons to why AI mostly doesn’t work, but more importantly, why not just let someone who’s not a moron interpret why consumers are outraged instead of inventing a technology that will do a suckier job and cost more? If the average person isn’t great at figuring out what other people mean or are feeling, what hope do computers have?
- Multitasking muddles brains (see also the mediocre multitasker)- Evidence from an admit-idly small study that yes, multitasking is bad. But it gets better, as the researchers were hoping to figure out what “gifts” multitaskers had that others do not. Turned out no only couldn’t they find it, their research suggests multitaskers perform worse at many tasks.
- Coach seats make us hate each other – The design of everyday things applied to one reason people are so grumpy on airplanes.
- Learning UX from games – This really should be titled ‘learning UX from good games’. It’s amazing how many $60 XBOX games have horrible out of box and first 20 minutes of gameplay experiences.
- Wide screen vs. Full screen – Wonderfully concise example rich explanation of how much gets lost when they “modify a movie to fit TV”. Lots of famous directors give commentary.