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Design Software

Watch “Designing for Privacy and Ethics” with Fiona Mc Andrew

Fiona Mc Andrew talks about the issues that arise when applying privacy and ethics to digital products, and proposed methods of applying useful and usable privacy and ethics standards to digital products […]

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Design Software

Watch “Living in Information” with Jorge Arango

As our societies move critical functions online and people spend more time “living in information”, interaction designers need to create information environments that stand the test of time […]

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Consumer Behavior Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: access through TV is already higher than for Tablets

The survey found an increase in the number of households with Internet access, which increased from 63.6% in 2016 to 70.5% in 2017. Television was used for network connections in 10.6% of households.

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Design Innovation Software User Experience

IxDA’s 2016 Interaction Design Today: short documentary

This is the first of a series of videos I’ll be posting about my experience of sitting in the jury of the IxDA’s 2016 Interaction Awards, as well as to reflect on some of the categories winners. During the 2016 jury weekend gathering — which was hosted in November 2015 by SVA’s MFA in IxD program — myself and the other jurors sat down with the Interaction Awards co-chairs MJ Broadbent and Thomas Kueber and shared some insights and perspectives on the field of interaction design today […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: The number of cities that offer Wi-Fi reaches 26%

Of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, 1,457 provided wi-fi through public networks in 2014. Despite the leap from 2012, the cities that provide this type of access still account for only 26.2% of the total.

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: 11.5% of households access the Internet only by phone or tablet

Out of the online homes, 88% used the computer to access the network; 53.6% used mobile phones; and 17.2%, tablets. According to IBGE, 7.1 million homes have tablets and 5.4 million of them were used to get on the internet in 2013 […]

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Talks & Workshops User Experience

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Twists & Turns of Working in Global Design Teams” talk at IxDA’s South America 2014

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction 14 South America, I explored the dynamics of distributed design teams, then I also framed some of the problems these teams face, and discussed some strategies to cope with these challenges […]

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Design Readings Software

Watch Erik Spiekermann’s “Type Is Visible Language” talk

The web is more type than anything. We might as well get it right […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Amazon starts selling books with a catalog of 150,000 titles

Just over six months after entering the e-commerce space of other physical goods through internet in Brazil, Amazon will soon begin to sell books, making its debut in the country in the segment that Amazon has revolutionize the way business is done […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: access on mobile devices doubles in 2 years

The number of Brazilians who access the internet on the small screen of the cell reached 52.5 million people, according to the ICT Households survey: this means that 31% of Brazilians ages 10 or older connect through the mobile device, double what it was two years ago. In 2011, there were only 15%.