Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #psychology

BICEPS — Paloma Medina

There are six core needs researchers find are most important for humans at work… Belonging, Improvement, Choice, Equality, Predictability, Significance.

How to care for introverts

UX Crash Course: User Psychology

Given the choice, how much choice would you like?

“Offering lots of extra choices seems to make no important difference either way”.


“Checking your e-mail or Twitter account and finding a new message or some new updates from your friends is very… moreish. Each new ‘thing’ you discover is like a reward for your brain – well done!, it says, you checked for a thing, and you found one!”

Waterboarding tested

“I’ll put it this way. If I had the choice of being waterboarded by a third party or having my fingers smashed one at a time by a sledgehammer, I’d take the fingers, no question.”

A List Apart: Articles: Never Use a Warning When you Mean Undo

Try to avoid confirmations - always allow an undo.

Coding Horror: Software Projects as Rock Climbing

Why does orange juice taste so bad after brushing your teeth?

Sodium laurel sulfate is the offender - it enhances the sour and bitter tastes

Surprise secret to soccer appeal

Football offers most surprises and thrashes all other sports. But it’s getting less fun…

Shirky: Ontology is Overrated -- Categories, Links, and Tags

The Fishbowl: The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

How to motivate your programmers

The Problem of Procrastination