aha festival | Lucerne, Switzerland

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Conference, home, Media, Public event

January 25th & 26th 2019. Südpol Lucerne, Switzerland. aha is a new science festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. The board of trustees have 20 interesting questions on a broad range of topics that they have invited experts to answer. I was invited to answer the question “how do dating platforms decide whom I date?” Luzern, Südpol Aha Festival © Franca Pedrazzetti www.pedrazzetti.com Luzern, Südpol Aha Festival ©...

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EU Cyber Summit talk & panel

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Conference, home, Public event

I was invited to give a talk and take part in a panel discussion at the EU Cyber Summit in the Helix, DCU, on October 24th. Why do we fall for scams: Lessons from cyberpsychology I shared some lessons from cyberpsychology on why we fall for online scams. Scammers manipulate basic human motivations, they utilise powerful principles of persuasion, and they take advantage of the fact that computer mediated communication changes how we communicate,...

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Conflux | Dublin UX event

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Conference, Public event

Connecting online: How Cyberpsychology can help UX Designers create better connections. The Dublin UX Community gathered for Conflux 2017, organised by the UX meet-up groups Dublin UX, IxDAA Dublin, Dublin Design Thinking & Service Design, UXDX, Ladies That UX and UXTomorrow and sponsor CarTrawler. I spoke about how UX designers could take what we know in cyberpsychology about how people connect online, and use it to help people make...

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