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Design With Humans in Mind

Working in the technology realm, APS Fellow Donald A. Norman helped engineers base their designs on scientific findings about the ways people and products interact. ... More>


Q&A: Research on Educational Apps

Researchers answer questions about their recent PSPI report on evaluating educational apps. ... More>


Optimism for Technology May Bias Financial Decisions

New research suggests that people implicitly associate technology with the notion of success, potentially influencing how individuals and businesses make major financial decisions. ... More>


Science of Learning Can Help Parents, Developers Grade Educational Apps

A new report integrates research from many scientific disciplines to provide an evidence-based guide that parents, educators, and app designers alike can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. ... More>