Watch “Secrets of Successful Collaboration” with Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen Anderson shares the secrets of successful collaboration that can increase the inclusivity of teams and reduce struggles of working together […]

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Living in Germany: Income of Professionals

The overall average income across all industries was €67,651 for XING respondents, as compared to the national German average of €36,420 a year […]

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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[…]

Design Inspiration Readings

Watch Seth Godin’s “This is broken” talk at TED

Why are so many things broken? In a hilarious talk from the 2006 Gel conference, Seth Godin gives a tour of things poorly designed, the 7 reasons why they are that way, and how to fix them […]

Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: the “Internet Bill of Rights” is signed into law

The Marco Civil Act was approved on Tuesday (22) by the full Senate and signed into law by President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday (23) during the opening of the NETMundial meeting , held in São Paulo. The act — considered a kind of constitution for providers and internet users — establishes principles, guarantees, rights and obligations for use of the network in Brazil and it goes into effect in 60 days, at the end of June.

Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: E-commerce grows 28% in 2013

According to Nielsen data Ibope, the set of classified sites and auction, which includes services such OLX, Bom Negócio and — the most popular of them in Brazil — Mercado Livre, reached an audience of 19 million unique users in February 2014. This represents 59% of the total audience of the category of e-commerce in Brazil […]

Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Advertising in Brazil: Domestic Market revenue reaches U.S. $ 20 billion and grows 6.81% in 2013

The revenue of the advertising market in Brazil rose 6.81% last year and reached R$ 47.9 billion (over 20 billion US dollars), according to the Inter-Media Project, report media investment coordinated by Grupo Meio & Mensagem in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: Coffee consumption falls for the 1st time in 10 years

Coffee consumption in Brazil fell 1.23% in 2013, totaling 20.08 million bags of 60 kg compared to 20.33 million bags in 2012, according to a report released recently by the Brazilian Association Coffee Industry (ABIC) […]

Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Natura’s social media push featured on CNN

Brazil’s biggest cosmetics maker Natura is expanding abroad and developing an innovative sales approach, as CNN’s Shasta Darlington reports […]

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 […]