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Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

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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Design Innovation

Watch “The Printable House” video by 1:1 Arkitektur

Danish architects from 1:1 Arkitektur — in collaboration with Facit Homes — are constructing an entire house in just four weeks with only their computer (it looks like that they are using Autodesk® Revit®) and a CNC machine. Constructed entirely out of wood, the printed house demonstrates a sustainable, quick and affordable alternative to conventional building that […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Economy threatened by aging demographic

The emergence of negative growth in the total working-age population, which some demographers predict will happen as early as 2013, is likely to contribute to slower economic growth and higher inflation, according to analysts […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Chinese ‘struggling’ according to well-being survey

According to Gallup’s 2010 global wellbeing survey, only 12 percent of people on China’s mainland judged themselves to be thriving, the same level as countries such as Afghanistan and Yemen […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Only 6 percent happy, survey finds

Only 6 percent of Chinese people see themselves as happy, despite the government’s efforts to improve the population’s sense of happiness, according to the results of a survey announced recently […]

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Design Innovation

Interaction Design Association (IxDA) 2010 Global Student Competition: THE FINALISTS

I recently took part on the jury of the first IxDA Global Student Design competition, which had over 40 entries, representing university programs in Australia, China, Columbia, Denmark, India, the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. Of those many entries, five have earned a full scholarship to Interaction10 conference […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Education in China: Students shop for university courses abroad

More than 20,000 Chinese Students packed the Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall during an annual education fair by overseas schools […]