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Design Readings

Watch Timothy Prestero’s “Design for people, not awards” talk at TED

Timothy Prestero thought he’d designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world — but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go into production. A manifesto on the importance to design for people’s real-world use, rather than accolades […]

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Design Readings

Watch Michael Hawley’s “Core Principles of UX Management” talk on IxDA | Interaction ’12 Conference

In this talk Michael Hawley discusses ux management tactics that facilitate individual learning, enable professional development, and create an environment that motivates individuals and teams to find creative solutions to design problems […]

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Social Media Talks & Workshops

“Creativity & Design in Collaborative / Distributed Environments” talk at Social Media Week 2012

In this presentation, I share some of my research during my MA Design Practice at Northumbria University when I was investigating on Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments […]

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Innovation Readings

Social Media Week Shanghai 2012: September 24-28

I’m honored to have been invited by the organizers to speak as the Local Coordinator for the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) at the Social Media Week Shanghai 2012: I’ll be sharing some of my research during my MA Design Practice at Northumbria University when I was investigating on Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments […]

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Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: Launching Investment Program to Boost Software and IT Industry

Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has unveiled a new Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology in Brazil, announcing R$ 500 million (approximately US$ 248 million) in planned investments from 2012-2015 to build and strengthen Brazil’s competitiveness in this sector [..]

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Design Economics Trend Watching

Design in Brazil: Creative industry sector directly employs about 800,000 people in the country

The Brazilian talent is being recognized internationally, and Brazilian entrepreneurship is so particular that is becoming export product. Watch this short report (in Portuguese) […]

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China Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in China: Chinese Social Media Use Surpasses U.S.

Social media isn’t just taking flight in the U.S. A recent research from Netpop examines the social networking environment in China and finds that 92% of the 243 million broadband consumers in China (224 million) ages 13+ contribute to social media. This is compared with only 76% of the American broadband population […]

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Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Stores that only sell over the Internet already represent 20% of Brazilian e-commerce

The e-commerce in Brazil has increased six times, 16 years after being implanted, and corresponds to 2% of sales of all retail sales. The average value of purchases in physical stores and online is R$ 411 (around 200 US dollars). Watch a short report (in Portuguese) after the fold […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Cost of living hurts Shanghai’s ranking

Soaring living costs and high housing prices are negatively affecting how Shanghai residents feel about their quality of life, according to a nationwide economic survey released recently […]

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Innovation

Watch Amory Lovins’ “A 50-year plan for energy” talk at TED

In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening — like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks — but some require a bigger vision […]