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Watch John Maeda’s “Recovering and Reinvention”

John Maeda is an American executive spearheading a new convergence across the design and technology industries. He joined Automattic in 2016 as Global Head of Computational Design + Inclusion and previously served as Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a world-leading venture capital firm.

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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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Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: First official Apple Store to open in Rio

The first official Apple store in Brazil will be inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro on 15th February, the company said on its website on Thursday (February 6). The Apple Store will be the Brazilian Village shopping mall, in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, and is also the first company store in South America […]

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: becoming the world’s 5th largest economy by 2023

Brazil is expected to become the world’s fifth largest economy by 2023, behind only the U.S., China, Japan and India, according to projections by the Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR, its acronym in English) […]

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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: ranking top 5 of active Twitter users

Half of active Twitter users live in five countries, the United States, Japan, Indonesia, the UK and Brazil, according to research done by the website stats Statista […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: China is passed and Brazil becomes 7th largest software market in the world

Brazil has overtaken China in 2012 and became the seventh largest domestic market in the world in the sale of software and services for information technology, according to a survey released recently by the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: banking transactions on smartphones grow more than four times in 2012

Banking transactions via smartphone grew 333% in 2012, according to the 2013 edition of Banking Technology Research, released recently by the Brazilian Federation of Banks Febraban. Mobile banking is the fastest growing channel in the year […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: private aviation market in boom

China’s private aviation market is on the verge of experiencing a sonic boom. Since 2008, the number of jets registered on the mainland has tripled to 137, and experts expect that digit to soar past 1,000 by the end of the decade […]

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China Trend Watching

Living in China: 1 million Shanghainese residing overseas

More than 1 million Shanghainese are residing overseas, either living or studying in 159 countries and regions around the world, with the United States being the most popular destination, authorities said recently. The number of overseas Chinese with Shanghai hukou (permanent residence permit) and Shanghai native with foreign citizenship reached 1.02 million, surging 50 percent within […]