I recently read a New York Times article, “What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?,” in which senior New York Times economic correspondent Neil Irwin tackles the idea of the role economists play in politics when trying to solve some of the country’s most intractable problems, such as poverty, racial inequality, and unemployment. […]
Those persistent emails from credit card providers can be annoying, to say the least; but, a recent study by the Urban Institute and the D2D Fund shows that they may help reduce credit card debt. The six-month study focused on approximately 14,000 customers of the Arizona Federal Credit Union who carry balances on their credit […]
While sometimes it seems as if the world’s problems are getting intractably worse, a recent article from Nicholas Kristof highlights some of the strides being made, especially for those who are most vulnerable. While there is still much to do, it’s certainly encouraging. In 1981, 44% of the world’s population lived in what the UN […]
Yet another article underscoring the fascinating differences in attitudes and behavior exhibited by Millennials towards financials services. See what the New York Times had to say recently here.
From the dollar store to the design studio, solutions to make daily tasks easier for the elderly. This article is a great reminder of the importance of really understanding the functional and emotional needs of your target audience….and then using product and package design to improve the user experience (and drive product preference!). I was […]