Each Friday, I share a collection of stories, research, or other news and notes (usually) related to the role of feedback in complex systems that catch my attention during the previous week. Most of these I share on twitter when I first read about them; if you have a twitter account, feel free to follow me. If you’re not on twitter, I hope that you enjoy this selection of my favourites; links are provided so you can explore each one fully.
Here are this week’s favourites:
- Instead of more traffic controls, would less make our streets safer? Emily Badger at The Atlantic Cities discusses the concept of Shared Spaces in a recent article titled Removing Signals and Signs from Intersections Just Might Make Us Safer It reminded me of this YouTube video of traffic in India:
- I spend way more time that I should sitting and my physiotherapist is always reminding me about my posture. This new device might be just what I need. A sensor attaches to your back, and connects wirelessly via an app to your iPhone. Not only does the sensor vibrate gently to remind you to maintain correct posture, the app provides visual feedback in the form of a stick figure to let you know if you are aligned properly. It also tracks the time you spend sitting, standing and moving. http://www.lumoback.com/