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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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Design Software

Watch “Voice UI and conversation design” with Stuart Reeves

Is talking with Amazon Echo really much like an actual conversation? In this talk about Conversation Design at IxDA’s Interaction ’18, Stuart Reeves uses audio recordings of Echo actual use in the home to explore just how people ‘talk’ with machines […]

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Readings

Watch Tomer Sharon’s “Perfectly Executing the Wrong Plan” Talk

In his talk at Google I/O 2014, Tomer Sharon inspires developers to implement valid and reliable ways to answer their most burning questions. It’ll help them validate or invalidate their assumptions on their own—cheaply, and quickly, by using simple user research techniques with a main goal in mind: developing apps people need, want, and enjoy […]

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Internet in Brazil: Google gives awards to NGOs that use technology for social impact

The Google presented recently the four Brazilian non-governmental organizations that won the Challenge of Social Impact award to those who submit the best ideas of how to use technology to improve the reality of Brazil […]

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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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Design Readings

Watch Tomer Sharon’s “Don’t Listen to Users, Sample Their Experience” talk

The Experience Sampling Method is a simple research technique for uncovering user needs. In a typical Experience Sampling method, research participants are interrupted several times a day to note their experience in real time. In his talk during The LeanUX Conference, researcher Tomer Sharon demonstrates the method, describe how it has been applied at Google Search, and provide a short, practical how-to guide […]

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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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Design Readings

Watch Christina Wodtke’s “The Executioner’s Tale” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA conference

Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything […]

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Design Readings

IxDA’s 2014 Interaction Awards Shortlist announced

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) has just announced the shortlist of entries for the 2014 Interaction Awards. Out of the 350 projects submitted from around the world, 91 projects from 18 countries have been elevated for consideration […]

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Readings Software

Watch Nick Finck’s “Crafting Interactions with OmniGraffle” talk at Omnigroup

Nick Finck has been focused on mobile UX and IA over the last seven years. In that time, OmniGraffle has been the tool to design interfaces to “help (people) and make their day better.” Nick talks to the people at Omnigroup about using OmniGraffle within the discipline of interaction design […]