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Patricia Morizio
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Patricia Morizio is a New York-based product manager interested in information system design and implementation. She has a background in economic development and holds an MSc degree from the London School of Economics.

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3 Ways to Foster Consumer Trust in a Personalized World

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 11:08 AM

The benefits of personalization enabled by enhanced data collection have been touted by marketers and the industries they advance for years. Their data-gathering policies are justified by the "tradeoffs" a seemingly consenting user base understands in sacrificing their data as quid pro quo for the benefits of targeted...

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Are We All Talking About the Same Thing?

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 11:00 PM

By the time I get around to finishing this piece, the FCC's recent net neutrality ruling will be older news than #dressgate. But, somehow, I don't think its need to be understood will be any less relevant.

Like many debates in America, it is stereotypically polarized....

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What Are Academics Good For?

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 11:10 AM

I was at a fintech (financial technology) startup-type event a few nights ago with a postdoc researcher from the London School of Economics. We were both there as we are interested in academic research on the topic (her, professionally; me, well, I'm just an homely master's student). Going...

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A Design Thinking Retrospective: How History's Biggest Mishaps Could Have Been Averted

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 5:17 PM

Design thinking, also known as human-centered design, has been the hot topic as of late, at least among the forward-thinking tech and business scenes. Although the concept has been around for awhile, and some of the basic premises have been traditionally known under different names (e.g., market research,...

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Slacktivism Makes Not the World a Better Place

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 11:22 AM

We're not all (nor can we all be) cardiothoracic surgeons, human rights lawyers, or Mother Theresa. That leaves the rest of us critical thinkers scratching our heads about what it is we last did for mankind. (And, no, signing that online petition in support of that teenager in Ohio who...

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Two of a Kind: Where Technology Meets Social Innovation

(2) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 10:38 AM

I wear many hats. To my colleagues, I am a business and user-focused team member, not to mention utter programming noob. To my friends and some of my non-profit and public sector contacts, I am a software development professional (whether or not that term makes any sense to them, I...

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Coded in Country

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 2:26 PM

A few years back, a Nigerian school was given a generous donation of 300 laptops, effectively one per student. Sounds good, right? Wrong. Galadima Primary School, in the federal capital of Abuja, had no electricity to power them up, and access in homes wasn't any better, since most...

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