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Watch Avi Itzkovitch’s “Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

Watch Avi Itzkovitch to discover core concepts for utilizing smart device technologies and sensor data in order to understand context, and add “Adaptive Thinking” to the UX professional’s toolset when designing experiences. In his presentation, Avi demonstrates the importance of understanding context when designing adaptive experiences, gives ideas on how to design adaptive systems and most important, inspires designers to think how smart device technology and context aware applications can enhance the user experience with adaptivity […]

Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: the 5th most expensive Big Mac in the world

Brazil has the fifth most expensive Big Mac in the world, costing $ 5.25. The  McDonald’ snack is used as an index for the British magazine The Economist since 1986, to show the purchasing power of the currencies of the countries surveyed, according to the last calculation released recently. The Big Mac index suggests that […]

Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: cloud computing is expected to move US$ 798 million in 2015

The cloud computing sector generated US$ 257 million in Brazil in 2013, and can reach US$ 798 million in 2015, according to the IDC […]

Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: iPad mini is the world’s most expensive

Released recently, the iPad Mini in Brazil has the highest value among all the official channels of the Apple Store. According to IT Data Consulting, the difference between the value of imports and sales is 115% […]

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Internet in Brazil: Active Internet users grew 14% year-on-year

The number of active Internet users in Brazil in September 2011 was 46,300,000, an increase of 14% over the same month last year. With the new number, Brazil beats Germany, France and the UK in number of active users at home or at work. The Brazil ranks third in the list of countries that monitor the internet using the same methodology […]

China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Hotel industry experiences building boom

China is witnessing an unprecedented boom in hotel construction that is changing the face of the global hospitality industry. The country will have the highest number of hotels under construction and room openings in the world for each of the next two years, according to figures released by Lodging Econometrics, the US-based hotel retail estate market analysts […]

Design Economics Trend Watching

Watch James Howard Kunstler dissects suburbia at TED

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about […]

China Design Economics Readings Trend Watching


Covering a total area of 6,000 square meters, no one can miss the Saudi Arabia pavilion at Shanghai World Expo: it’s a huge structure with a singular design, unique location, and a boat-like, design pointing in the direction of Makkah […]

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Listen to Don Turnbull & John Tolva’s “Metropolitan Information Architecture: The future of UX, Databases, and the (Information) Architecture of complex, urban environments” talk at IA Summit 2010

How does information architecture and design synchronize with urban architecture? How does mobile communication and web culture impact the streetscape?

China Information Technology Innovation Trend Watching

Internet in China: savvy China plugs into future

The idea of a world where even everyday objects, such as books and air-conditioners, are plugged into an Internet network seems like a scenario from a science-fiction movie. China is tapping into such a world […]