I’d spend ten thousand hours and ten thousand more. Oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet…skill…of yours

Co-Authors: Victoria Claypoole and Kay Stanney

Cartoon of Bob Ross
Cartoon of Bob Ross

Alright, so that’s not exactly what Dan and Shay are singing about in their recent pop country hit, 10,000 Hours, but let’s be honest, when we first heard that song that’s exactly what us techies were thinking. Malcolm Gladwell made the 10,000 Hour Rule (i.e., it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert) famous in his book Outliers, while Anders Ericsson — the “world expert on world experts” originated the rule. This…


Why and How to Spare Users’ Working Memory in AR UIs

Co-Author: Cat Hodges

Most researchers in psychology and the social sciences accept that memory comes in two primary forms: long-term memory and working memory.

Long-term memory refers to information that has been stored and can be recalled at some point in the future. Your phone number, the address of your childhood home, and the procedure for saving a Word document as a PDF are all stored in long-term memory (LTM). …

Clay Killingsworth

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