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Do We Need a New Approach to Help? Why Are Users So Apathetic Towards Help after 50 Years of Innovation?


I’ve spent the last few days at UA Europe in Manchester, England, where I was invited to speak. I’ll shortly post recordings of my presentations — one on findability, and one on video tutorials. Both are important topics. But there’s an even more important topic I haven’t addressed much: the content of help itself. Conferences Continue Reading »

Book Review: Your Brain at Work, by David Rock

I recently listened to Your Brain at Work, a productivity/neuroscience book by David Rock. Rock’s main argument is that by better understanding your brain, you can align the way you work with your brain’s tendencies, patterns, and instincts to be more productive and successful. Rock keeps your attention throughout by implementing  a narrative conceit involving Continue Reading »

Matrix Foretells Future of Learning

Apparently the Matrix was somewhat prophetic in showing us the future of learning. The idea that you can download knowledge is becoming more of a reality. According to Fox News: Scientists from Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, have used a functional magnetic resonance machine (fMRI) to decode the process of learning. The Continue Reading »

Musicophillia — The Brain’s Unexplainable Affinity for Music

I listened to a podcast nearly two weeks ago that I’m still thinking about it. Oliver Sacks, a popular neurologist storyteller, just published a book called Musicophilia that explores the brain’s love/obsession/affinity with music. In this Science Friday podcast, he shares extensive details about the book. Sacks explains that unlike other areas of the brain Continue Reading »