Anirudh Kedia
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Until there’s a safe and widespread vaccine rollout, the greatest weapons we have against the pandemic are the decisions we make every day. The bad news about this is that humans are notoriously lousy decision-makers.

Why, though? Blame our faulty brains: All of us possess cognitive biases that make it…

  1. : a design technique to increase visual momentum that involves the use of supplemental viewing context to make the presented information easier to integrate and understand.
  2. : the supplemental viewing context could relate in any way to presented information be it physical contiguity or functional similarity. For example, in a…

  1. : a technique to increase visual momentum that involves organizing lower-level interface elements into a coherent relationship that makes structural relationships apparent.
  2. : these relationships must be displayed in the context of the most important user tasks.
  3. : a simple example of a long shot technique would be a cartographer…

  1. : refers to a design technique used to increase visual momentum, which allows users to change the information displayed on the interface without changing the viewing context.
  2. : could also involve having dedicated and consistent locations for various interface elements such as menus and commands.
  3. : a simple example of…

  1. : in signal detection theory, response criterion refers to an operator’s bias towards perceiving a target signal from the background noise.
  2. : for example, a baggage handler at an airport scanning bags for potential threats will be biased towards flagging a bag as a potential threat even if it turns…

Anirudh Kedia

Aviation Geek | Grad student — writing to take a break from writing | Making Human Factors accessible one article at a time

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