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Watch Marty Neumeier’s “Agile Strategy: Designing in the 21st Century”

In this talk at Interaction’19 conference (organised by IxDA), Marty Neumeier talks about how to use Agile Strategy and Design Thinking to get a complex organization to execute on a simple idea.

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: Brics sell 44% of smartphones in the world

123.4 million smartphones were sold in the first quarter of 2013 in countries that make up the BRIC group (Brazil, Russia , India and China), according to a report by consultancy Canalys […]

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: 4G offer grows, but price remains high

Model offering of smartphones with mobile Internet fourth generation 4G more than doubled in the last six months in Brazil, but the high price and network challenges still limit the broadening of the user base of this technology […]

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: Over 90% of apps downloaded by Brazilians are free

The paid apps are having a tough life in Brazil: for every ten app downloaded to smartphones in the country, nine (93%) are free, according to the study released by Qualcomm and consultancy Convergência Research. Out of all the Brazilians who have smartphones (estimated in 47.8 million devices), 65% downloaded some application. Firms heard 1400 people, personal interviews and the internet in 2013 […]

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: Most Downloaded iPhone Apps in 2013

Apple announced recently the list of iPhone apps that were most downloaded in the App Store, the online store of the company in 2013. YouTube, Google video platform, ranks first among the most popular free programs in the country. The virtual pet Pou (a kind of contemporary tamagotchi), appear in the first position among the paid apps. Check out the list of most downloaded apps […]

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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: First official Apple Store to open in Rio

The first official Apple store in Brazil will be inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro on 15th February, the company said on its website on Thursday (February 6). The Apple Store will be the Brazilian Village shopping mall, in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, and is also the first company store in South America […]

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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: iPad mini is the world’s most expensive

Released recently, the iPad Mini in Brazil has the highest value among all the official channels of the Apple Store. According to IT Data Consulting, the difference between the value of imports and sales is 115% […]

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Inspiration Personal

Caleb reading Paul Rand’s “Conversations with Students”

Trying to do my part in educating the next generation of designers: last week my son and I watched Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote together (instagram.com/p/airUpvvWMr/), now we’re reading “Paul Rand: Conversations with Students” (tiny.cc/ts9uyw)! Check it out […]

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Inspiration

Watch Dan Ariely’s “What makes us feel good about our work?” talk at TED

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

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Watch John Hodgman’s “Design, explained” talk at TED

John Hodgman, comedian and resident expert, “explains” the design of three iconic modern objects. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.) […]