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Thought Stack: Design Principles, Mental Models, & Cognitive Biases

May 9, 2018

Design Principle: Consistency.

The usability of a system is improved when similar parts are expressed in similar ways.

Thinking is energy. Good design reduces the amount of energy a person has to input to use the entity.

That’s why consistency is so powerful. Little actions over time tend to amount to huge...

Apr 29, 2018

The next time someone says "you can't compare apples and oranges"...tell them you CAN.

Design Principle: Comparison.

A comparison is a method for understanding information in a controlled manner within a system.

It's important to understand the variables you are comparing, how you are measuring the data, and how you're...

Apr 23, 2018

5 Ways to Increase Empathy:

  1. Travel more
  2. Listen more
  3. Volunteer doing something you enjoy
  4. Stay curious (learn something new)
  5. Realize everyone is unique. Find those differences.

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Apr 18, 2018

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 Thought Stack's Mission

While studying to be an engineer, we never seemed to learn about how humans think or interact with each other.

After I realized my limited perspective, I started diving into the cognitive sciences, focusing...

Apr 5, 2018

Podcast video can be found here:

TL;DL: The 80/20 Principle means focusing on the small number of things that have the greatest impact on your life. Join me on a typical day in LA where I grab some coffee, hit the gym, play some volleyball and mess around with Crixus.

80/20 a...