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A Better A&E project by London design firm PearsonLloyd, trialled for a year, aimed to tackle the problem of aggression in Accident & Emergency hospital wards. In their research, PearsonLloyd found that most aggression stemmed from frustration at not knowing what was going on. Part of the solution was to introduce highly designed signage and digital communications that better explained waiting times and processes to patients, which resulted in a reduction of aggressive behaviour by 50% .
(via LifeStyle:News:Global)

A Better A&E project by London design firm PearsonLloydtrialled for a year, aimed to tackle the problem of aggression in Accident & Emergency hospital wards. In their research, PearsonLloyd found that most aggression stemmed from frustration at not knowing what was going on. Part of the solution was to introduce highly designed signage and digital communications that better explained waiting times and processes to patients, which resulted in a reduction of aggressive behaviour by 50% .

(via LifeStyle:News:Global)

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keyholeco:

The Social TV Ecosystem in 2013

keyholeco:

The Social TV Ecosystem in 2013

— 8 months ago
"Around one in five internet users say they have ever signed an online petition."
— 8 months ago
#UK  #democracy  #online behaviour 
Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course →

"At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment," Thrun says, sounding more CEO than professor. "If you focus on the single question of who knows best what students need in the workforce, it’s the people already in the workforce. Why not give industry a voice?"

— 8 months ago
#education  #MOOC  #MOOCs  #Udacity 
Campaigners attack profits made by supermarkets from bag of cashews →

The cashew nut, which is really a seed, is a $4bn (£2.5bn) global business that provides jobs for millions, particularly in Africa and India. While half of the world’s crop is grown in Africa, more than 60% of the cashews consumed are processed in India. Half of the world’s crop is grown in Africa.

More than a quarter (27%) of India’s processed cashews are sent to Europe, and the majority of these are sold through supermarkets, often having had value added in the west through roasting and salting. Germany, France and the UK account for about 50% of salty snack consumption.

— 8 months ago
#cashews  #india  #fair trade  #economy 
"Netflix is this nontelevision entity producing television, making a blockbuster bet on a handful of shows in a given year now in the hopes of making their business model work, is almost the best proof you could have that the blockbuster strategy works."
Anita Elberse “The case for blockbusters” HBR (via peterspear)
— 8 months ago with 4 notes
#business model  #business strategy  #netflix 
"It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality."
November 12, 1971: Ray Bradbury, Carl Sagan, and Arthur C. Clarke in cosmic conversation about Mars and the mind of man (via explore-blog)

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