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Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: The Design of Experiences

This is the 5th (fifth) lecture of the “Designing Interactions / Experiences” module I’m teaching at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, which I’m honored to give by invitation of Professor Philipp Heidkamp. In this lecture, we discuss the different design artifacts typically produced during the ideation stage […]

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Innovation Readings

Watch Michael Norton’s “How to buy happiness” talk at TED

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people […]

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Economics Innovation Trend Watching

Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen says: “I’m Worried About America”

Prof. Clayton Christensen from the Harvard Business School says America’s inability to attract the best and brightest minds to its shores has him worried about the United States future […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: The End of “Chimerica”

For the better part of the past decade, the world economy has been dominated by a unique geoeconomic constellation that the authors call “Chimerica”: a world economic order that combined Chinese export-led development with U.S. overconsumption on the basis of a financial marriage between the world’s sole superpower and its most likely future rival. In this paper, economic historians Niall Ferguson of Havard Business School and Moritz Schularick of Freie Universität Berlin consider the problem of global imbalances and try to set events in a longer-term perspective […]

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Design Innovation

Autodesk Makes “BusinessWeek 50”, A Ranking of the Best Performers in S&P 500 Index

Described as a disruptor, innovator, and key to helping our customers compete, Autodesk is featured in the 13th annual ranking of the BusinessWeek 50 […]