A look at research showing how accountability shapes outcomes, why those outcomes aren’t as good as we think, and what we can do about it.


Are users equipped to defend against persuasive technology? How much tax on your valuable time do manipulative products take? And where is the border between habit and harm? A conversation with behavioral designer Nir Eyal explores some answers.

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” — Warren Buffett

I recently observed a couple seated together at the corner table of a popular Colombian restaurant in New York. They weren’t on a date. I knew that because they were…


Our response to change is irrational



Three ideas from a product designer

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury …

And that’s why we have grand juries. Rooted in English common law, they have been around quite a…


Learning to code won’t limit your design sense

Coding limits your design thinking because you’ll only be creative within the bounds of your development…


And Abraham Lincoln’s advice on what to do about it



Aaron Weyenberg

Product Technologist at Wait What. Formerly Director of R&D at TED • www.aaronweyenberg.com

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