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Information Technology in Brazil: 13% of all computers in use are tablets

Brazil has a total of 136 million computers in use by businesses and home users, according to the 25th annual survey of technology use in enterprises taken by the School of Business Administration of São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP). Out of all these devices, 13% (18 million) are tablets – the study considers tablets as computers […]

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Autodesk Expands Power of AutoCAD 2011 with New Features for Conceptual Design and Drafting Productivity

Autodesk announced the availability of the 2011 AutoCAD software products, including AutoCAD 2011 software, a leading 2D and 3D design and documentation platform, and AutoCAD LT 2011 software for professional 2D drafting and detailing. The latest releases of AutoCAD deliver powerful new features — such as new tools for surface modeling and transparency for objects and layers — that can help designers explore their ideas and maximize productivity […]

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Design Inspiration

Watch Rory Sutherland’s “Life lessons from an ad man” talk at TED

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life […]

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Design Software

Autodesk Announces Support for Windows 7

Autodesk has announced support for Windows 7. Effective today, Autodesk will support customers using nine products including AutoCAD 2010, AutoCAD LT 2010 and the Autodesk Inventor 2010 family of software, on Windows 7 […]

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Autodesk Expands Options for Mac Users

Autodesk and Parallels, a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software, announced that they have signed an agreement to make Parallels Desktop for Mac Autodesk’s preferred Mac virtualization software […]

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Watch Jason Beres’ “Building Better User Interfaces” talk at DevDays 2009 The Netherlands

A great user experience starts with the user interface. In this talk, Jason Beres explores best practices in user interface design in a learn-by-example approach of the good, bad and the ugly in user interface design. From web sites to rich client, you will learn how areas such as navigation, layout, typography, controls and dialogs can make or break the usefulness of an application […]

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Autodesk Announces New Infrastructure Modeling Software for Utilities, Telecommunications and Governments

Autodesk announced new Infrastructure Modeling software products, which help users in utilities, telecommunications organizations and government agencies improve the design and management of their infrastructure. Autodesk’s portfolio of products — including AutoCAD Map 3D 2010, AutoCAD Raster Design 2010, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2010, and Autodesk Topobase 2010 — provides users with an intelligent and comprehensive […]