Category Archives: Feedback

“Smart fork”: Useful feedback tool or dietary gimmick?

Do you eat too quickly? Or eat too much? A novel tool, the HAPIfork, is designed to track eating habits, such as the number of forkfuls of food consumed and the speed of consumption. Sensors within the fork detect movement … Continue reading

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Failed Feedback: Barriers to Behaviour Change

Why does feedback fail? As I’ve discussed previously, learning (or behaviour change) is a feedback process. According to Sterman (1), there are two important requirements that must be met in order for learning (behaviour change) to be successful. First, the … Continue reading

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Learning is a feedback process

Learning depends on feedback. This is not a surprising statement, and is a common theme within many different academic disciplines, including Systems Thinking (as discussed by Sterman, Meadows, Forrester and others). But despite this consensus, learning, in the sense of … Continue reading

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Friday Feedback Favourites

Each Friday (OK, today’s Saturday… I’m a little behind these days!), I share a collection of stories, research, or other news and notes related to the role of feedback in complex systems that catch my attention during the previous week. … Continue reading

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