Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Germany: employees cope with workplace stress better than most

A recent poll has revealed that German employees are coping with stress somewhat better than people from other industrialised nations.

Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Germany: 3,8 million Germans have never used the internet

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said that about 6% of Germans have never used the internet.

Economics Trend Watching

Infrastructure in Brazil: falling 20 positions in logistics ranking

Brazil fell twenty positions in the world ranking logistics of the World Bank (Bird), which measures the efficiency of transport systems in 160 countries. Brazil occupied the 65th place in the ranking. This is the worst placement since the ranking was released in 2007.

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 […]

Information Design Talks & Workshops

Information Design: Crossing Borders

This is the presentation I’ve recently done at the Creative Drive In event in Heerlem, The Netherlands. In this presentation we discuss: What is information Design? We also cover some Information Design “Bloopers”, and finally talk about Structure, Context and Presentation of Data and Information helps create clear communication.

Design Readings

Watch Frederick van Amstel’s “Vernacular Interaction Design” talk at Interaction’12 | IxDA Conference

Interaction Design is a young field dedicated to how people interact with technology, but people used to interact without technology way long before it. Kid’s street games are one example of what we call Vernacular Interaction Design. Those games have interaction structures that were designed by players themselves across many generations, accumulating a history of successive adaptations for local cultures […]

Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Half of the population is included in the digital world, says survey

More than half of the population is included in the digital world, according to a survey of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, which puts Brazil near the world average […]

China Design

Don’t miss User Experience Hong Kong: FEBRUARY 17-18, 2012

User Experience Hong Kong UXHK is an event based in Hong Kong dedicated to bring together all disciplines and the business who want to learn more and are passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world. I’ll be facilitating a discussion on the topic of creativity during the UX in Asia section of this event. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Design Innovation Software

Watch Mark Baskinger’s “Drawing Ideas and Communicating Interaction” talk at Johnny Holland

Last year at IxDA’s Interaction 09, Johnny Holland interviewed Mark Baskinger, associate professor at the School of Design of the Carnegie Mellon University.Mark talks about drawing ideas and shares his thoughts about the differences between industrial designers and interaction designers and how interaction designers can use sketching to communicate their designs better […]

Design Innovation

Interaction Design Association (IxDA) 2010 Global Student Competition: THE FINALISTS

I recently took part on the jury of the first IxDA Global Student Design competition, which had over 40 entries, representing university programs in Australia, China, Columbia, Denmark, India, the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. Of those many entries, five have earned a full scholarship to Interaction10 conference […]