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Listen to Angel Anderson’s “Why We Share: Communicating Social Engagement” talk at IA Summit 2013

Getting people to share can help you spread a particular message, create a community around a topic, and even drive conversion, but first you have to help clients understand the importance of share-worthy content and design a situation that truly encourages sharing. This session examines the main psychological motivations that drive people to share and provides guidelines for creating inspired sharing frameworks […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: São Paulo on top 10 most ‘instagrammed’ cities in 2013

The city of São Paulo was the fifth city in the world in 2013 with more pictures and videos posted on social media network application Instagram, according to a list of cities and popular places disclosed by the application on recently […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Richer, but not happier

Studies are backing up some of the suspicions I (and many other people who live here): Rising incomes in China are failing to bring greater happiness to broad swathes of the population. Rising prices and growing income inequality appear to be undermining any expected gains, and may be sowing the seeds of social unrest [..]

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Design Innovation Software

Autodesk Sponsors Visual Effects Award for Students

The call is out for fresh VFX sequences or short films by students for the upcoming 8th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. Both the VES and Autodesk are on board, with the enthusiastic blessing from none other than Steven Spielberg […]

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Design

Robert Fabricant’s “Behavior is our Medium” keynote at IxDA | Interaction ‘09 Conference

Robert Fabricant talks about Interaction Design as a practice beyond just computing technology. He gives examples of Interaction Design as far back as ancient history, all the way to a humanitarian project underway today. He shows that Interaction Design’s primary medium is behavior, extending far past the high technology world into the realm of human behavior and relationships […]

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China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: In a Tidal Shift, Chinese Spending More Overseas

Money is moving in a new direction in China — out: Some Chinese are so eager to turn their yuan into other assets that when an online real estate brokerage organized a tour of foreclosure auctions in the United States, it received so many applications that it had to turn away nearly 400 people. In Shanghai, cash-rich Chinese companies are buying high-yield bonds issued by distressed American companies at a time when most investors are steering clear of bonds even from solid companies […]