Jul 23, 2013
The Size of Electronic Consumer Devices Affects Our Behavior
Re-blogged from Textually.org
What are our devices doing to us? We already know they're snuffing our creativity - but new research suggests they're also stifling our drive. How so? Because fussing with them on average 58 minutes a day leads to bad posture, FastCompany reports.
The body posture inherent in operating everyday gadgets affects not only your back, but your demeanor, reports a new experimental study entitled iPosture: The Size of Electronic Consumer Devices Affects Our Behavior. It turns out that working on a relatively large machine (like a desktop computer) causes users to act more assertively than working on a small one (like an iPad).
That poor posture, Harvard Business School researchers Maarten Bos and Amy Cuddy find, undermines our assertiveness.