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Watch Jared Spool’s “Using the Kano Model to Build Delightful UX” talk

In this talk, Jared covers how to prune features to avoid experience rot, use pleasure, flow, and meaning to create delightful UX, and help
Innovate with baby steps to the aspirational experience[…]

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: study shows market growth for vehicle tracking and fleet management

2012, the Brazilian market for vehicle tracking and fleet management handled R$ 1.5 billion and peaked at 1.94 million devices operating in the national fleet. Also according to the study, 39% of companies that already employ tracking solutions aim to increase their investment in 2014 […]

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Design Readings

Watch Jan Moorman’s “Measuring User Delight using the Kano Methodology” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

Attendees will learn why and how this methodology can be harnessed in design strategy decisions. The Kano methodology was initially adopted by operations researchers, who added statistical rigor to the question pair results analysis. Product managers have leveraged aspects of the Kano approach in Quality Function Deployment (QFD). More recently, this methodology has been used by Agile teams and in market research […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Fund announces U.S. $ 130 million to invest in Brazilian Startups

The investment funds Redpoint e.ventures announced recently will invest $ 130 million in Internet startups in Brazil. The fund is a joint venture formed by Redpoint and e.ventures that combined own shares of companies like Netflix and Groupon. The money will be applied in Brazil includes financing funds in Silicon Valley, one of the centers of innovation in the U.S.. […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Asia’s rich to splurge more on art as investments

Despite giddy Chinese art prices showing some strain from global economic uncertainty, art collectors think values will continue to rise due to limited supply and continued strong demand as Asian collectors become more affluent […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Foreign expert numbers on the rise in Shanghai

Some 81,000 foreign experts were working in Shanghai at the end of 2011 – a third more than in 2005, the local labor authority said recently […]

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China Trend Watching

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: the top 10 fast-developing cities in 2009

The annual selection of China’s top 10 fast-developing cities was held by the China International Urbanization Development Strategy Research Committee to illustrate the rate of China’s urbanization […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: boost spending to save economy?

The Chinese government is asking its people to spend a little more and save a little less to help get the country through the global economic downturn […]