Karsten Schmidt

Karsten Schmidt

Karsten Schmidt

Researcher and Project Manager

Email: karsten@inudgeyou.com

Cell: +45 60 48 48 98

Twitter: https://twitter.com/K_A_R_S_T_E_N_S

 

Karsten is researcher and project manager at iNudgeyou. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy from University of Copenhagen and University of California, Irvine (visiting), with special emphasis on behavioral economics, game theory and philosophy of law.

He is fascinated with nudging on both a practical and theoretical level. Practically, in the acknowledgment of how seemingly small interventions can cause major effects. Theoretically, in the realization of how nudges are often multilayered structures, drawing on human psychology (heuristics and biases), constructs (both physical and social) and human interaction (e.g. social norms, beliefs, habits and conventions).

When he is not occupied with academia he likes adventures – he has bicycled from Denmark to Scotland, hitchhiked from Vancouver to Toronto, cruised around the southwestern USA on a motorcycle, completed a marathon and climbed rocks in various places in Europe and North America.

 

 


 

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Privacy Nudge: Cookies and the War of Information

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Featured, Karsten Schmidt, Society, design & architecture | 0 comments

Privacy Nudge: Cookies and the War of Information

A change of default privacy settings in a web-browser has caused a stir. This nudge, however, can show the way for liberty promoting nudges in the Internet age. In February, Mozilla, the non-profit, open source group behind the Firefox web-browser, sparked fury amongst online advertisers. The reason? A ‘patch’ in the privacy settings in Firefox was announced, though later postponed. The patch constitutes a nudge: In the future updates of Firefox, third-party cookies are by default not accepted when surfing the Internet, i.e. only...

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Nudge-Policy: Does the nudge-approach lack ambition?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Karsten Schmidt, Society, design & architecture | 0 comments

Nudge-Policy: Does the nudge-approach lack ambition?

The nudge-approach to policy making is an efficient and costless tool, as well as non-invasive on citizens' privacy and autonomy. But does it lack ambition?

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Green nudge: The classic social comparison experiment by Opower

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Featured, Green nudges, Karsten Schmidt | 0 comments

Green nudge: The classic social comparison experiment by Opower

Social comparison has the ability to influence behavior - also when it comes to electricity consumption. Here is the story behind a green nudge with large impact.

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Thaler on risk and startups

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Karsten Schmidt, Posts, Society, design & architecture | 0 comments

Thaler on risk and startups

In an online piece, Richard Thaler explains why tax cuts for high-income earners is not a cost-effective way to stimulate more business startups.

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A nudge for your washing machine

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Featured, Green nudges, Karsten Schmidt | 0 comments

A nudge for your washing machine

GreeNudge of Norway has produced a video explaining a nudge designed to influence buyers of hard appliances in order to benefit the environment.

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When architecture meets nudging

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Featured, Karsten Schmidt, Posts, Society, design & architecture | 1 comment

When architecture meets nudging

Avani Parikh - a New York based architect - is working on a very interesting project in the nexus between built environment, prospect theory and nudging.

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The nudge-approach to paying off debt

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Featured, Karsten Schmidt, Money, Consumers & Marketing, Posts, Theory & Research | 0 comments

The nudge-approach to paying off debt

Fundamental to the nudge-approach is the recognition that everyday-behavior is often better predicted on psychological, rather than hyper-rational assumptions. This has consequences even for kinds of financial behaviors.

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The WaterGuide saves energy with a smile(y)

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Featured, Green nudges, Karsten Schmidt, Posts | 0 comments

The WaterGuide saves energy with a smile(y)

We are pleased to come across a Danish invention that implements ideas from nudging into a fun tool for saving energy at home. It is called WaterGuide and is a perfect example on how you can nudge yourself to spending less energy while having fun. The invention is an attachment to your mixer tap in the shower. After installment it gives you live feedback – audibly with some encouraging sounds bites during your shower and visually on a little screen. The visual feedback consists of a lit up background in the easily recognizable traffic...

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