Welcome back to the Psychology of UX series! Today we are going to talk about something that most people think they do very well, but in actuality don't.... MULTI-TASKING. If you are multi-tasking while reading this blog post, ...Read More
Office noise or music at work?
Loud colleagues are annoying, but office noise really does cause problems.At its loudest it may induce hearing damage but at even moderate levels it can cause distraction, stress and high blood pressure. Someone ...Read More
Why do dogs…?
Hello Platformability readers. I want to know what you wonder about while daydreaming (working hard) at your desks. As part of “Work Smarter”, my series of blog posts on the science of work, I have ...Read More
Coffee, caffeine, performance and you
Coffee is a worldwide phenomenon. Despite absolutely no requirement for it in the human diet, millions of us use it every day. After observing the huge milk and sugar filled cups of a certain coffee chain a venture capitalist famously remarked ...Read More
Providing food at work: Perk for the staff or perk for the business?
Life can be hard to stomach. We are in “tough economic times”. The papers are filled with stories of unemployment, mass job losses and graduates unable to find work. If the media are to be believed we are ...Read More
Sleep deprivation doesn’t work for all of us
I had a wonderful holiday last week. By wonderful holiday I don’t mean that I lay on a sun lounger in Tenerife for 12 hours a day in-between siestas and emerged beautified and well rested back at my desk on Monday morning. No, by ...Read More
A Technological Singularity. A singular state of mind.
You’re pretty darn clever. No, I’m not messing around. You are. I’m pretty darn clever too. Humans are really quite smart. Our walnut-shaped heads house a brain several times larger than would be predicted for ...Read More
Know your own mind
How does your brain feel? No, really. It’s a serious question. It is also one we naturally shy away from in the workplace. Possibly even one that you are shying away from as you are ...Read More