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11 things about humans

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Often forgotten attributes that could help us engineers better understand the human species. An ice breaker for those tough software engineering discussions. Attributed to the www!

Often forgotten attributes that could help us engineers better understand the human species. An ice breaker for those tough software engineering discussions. Attributed to the www!

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  • 1. Things engineers need to know about humans
  • 2. HUMANS Don’t like to work or think
  • 3. HUMANS HAVE LIMITATIONS
  • 4. HUMANS MAKE MISTAKES
  • 5. HUMANS HAVE A COMPLICATED MEMORY
  • 6. HUMANS ARE SOCIAL (Oh Really?!)
  • 7. HUMANS HAVE A RELATIVELY SHORT ATTENTION SPAN (COMPARED TO COMPUTERS)
  • 8. HUMANS CRAVE INFORMATION (ENGINEERS CAN’T REALLY TELL WHY)
  • 9. HUMANS FORM MENTAL MODELS
  • 10. HUMANS ARE INATELY CURIOUS AND USE VISUAL SYSTEMS WHEN POSSIBLE
  • 11. Wait There are 2 more…
  • 12. HUMANS USE SYSTEMS BUILT BY ENGINEERS (or they try to)
  • 13. Engineers are cool
  • 14. ENGINEERS Build stuff that delight HUMANS Too
  • 15. Hi That’s me – Lawrence Wilfred I love startups, I advise a few on UX and Product Strategy Say hey @epuxy