About me and my blog

I am a psychoanalyst. Since 2007, me and a group of my like-minded friends got involved in the project developing a model of the human psyche based on user internet activity.
 

Initially, the project was tailored to the purpose of therapy, but soon after it migrated to the IT and related areas – web resources personalization, gamedevelopment, bigdata (obtained results became instrumental in the development of artificial intelligence technology since 2013).
 
It so happened that our solutions were all conceived as B2B and we lucked out to rub elbows with PTBs (up to some vice presidents and CEOs), and worked with lots of major companies (except – surprisingly – the mighty FB) and a large number of medium and small ones. Therefore, I can see the Internet phenomena both with the eyes of the user, and the ones of the product developer. And further still, I can understand and explain the obvious – from the psychoanalyst’s point of view – reasons for the failure of certain decisions and the ones for the success of others. It may sound presumptuous, but I am ready to debate. )
 
But first and foremost, here I blog about the model of the psyche, the problems it can solve, and also on the psychological needs of users and on managing their behavior.

On BigData and Data Mining

Functional dependencies singled out in BigData lately are quite interesting but. When it comes to analyzing and predicting human behavior unlike – for example – analyzing statistical data on failures of complex technical systems, the psychoanalyst in me starts having strong doubts.

10 Feb 16

Author
admin

Category

Big Data
My Analysis

User manipulation markers

Me and my colleagues were analyzing a large data set on the user behavior of a whole linguistic-cultural group the other day. We were identifying the changes in the priority objects in processes of gratifying the needs. Kinda like at first everyone wanted to eat and were looking at food pictures and now the majority wants sex, so they’re downloading porn).
So we’ve found an interesting phenomenon…

19 Dec 15

Author
Alex

Category

Big Data
My Analysis
Needs

(Russian) Этика в интернете

Снова об этике в инете. В этот раз хочу сказать о своем видении этики, как элемента обеспечивающего успешность сервиса. Или, хотя бы, как фактора отсутствия серьезных ошибок в стратегии.

15 Sep 15

Author
Alex

Category

My Analysis

Idea vs User

I’ve had a conversation with an acquaintance of mine recently, he works as game designer. We’ve brought up a question I’ve already been broaching at DevGAMM Minsk 2014 conference. “What comes first in the process of creating a service (or a game) – the embodiment of an idea or gratification of needs of users of a certain character type”?

24 Jul 15

Author
Alex

Category

Game Industry
My Analysis

On Internet Experiments

The entry on aggression caused certain turmoil among those present on the blog. My dear followers even decided to share the video in the comments. I checked it out and decided to share my thoughts on the social experiments on the Internet.

09 Jun 15

Author
Alex

Category

My Analysis

On Equality and Complementarity

While analyzing activity on the Internet, we have long identified two processes responsible for the image attractiveness for users.

11 Apr 15

Author
Alex

Category

Behavior
My Analysis

The one who was seeing her before

Upon launching a new service, a game or an informational site there is an aspect that is not paid enough attention. What similar solutions did users try before? What did they get used to? And what would they prefer not to face again?

14 Oct 14

Author
Alex

Category

Game Industry
My Analysis
My Forecast