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Listen to Jeff Gothelf’s “9 Ways to Design with a Distributed Team” talk at IA Summit 2013

In this talk, you’ll learn proven methods of maintaining team cohesion and conversation, building trust with colleagues in different time zones, and using the myriad tools available to improve long-distance collaboration, which has been a long interest of mine (I even wrote a thesis on it) […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Listen to Bjarke Ingels’ “An Architect For A Moment Or An Era?” interview for NPR

In a business that’s often poorly paid and anonymous, 39-year-old Bjarke Ingels has become something rare, especially at his age: a “starchitect” in demand. Now, the Danish architect, who has museums, apartment buildings and parks around the world, is taking his talents to New York City […]

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Design Readings

Watch Stefan Sagmeister’s “Don’t Take Creativity For Granted” talk at 99U

Renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister talks about the process behind his typography-driven films, which sprung from the insights in his book Things I’ve Learned in My Life So Far […]

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Watch Cindy Chastain’s “the UX Professional as Business Consultant” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA

We talk a lot about cross-channel experiences and how to address these new challenges as designers, but what about using our design skills, our hard won knowledge and empathy for customers to help companies decide what products and services will help grow their business? While companies are coming round to the value of customer experience, […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Listen to Alvin Toffler’s “Possibilities, Not Predictions” interview for NPR

Alvin Toffler’s talks about the 40th anniversary of the book on the effect of rapid change holds insights into the present […]

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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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Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: Discovery “Mode”

This is the second lecture of the Designing Interactions / Experiences module I’m teaching at Köln International School of Design, in which we discuss the preparation necessary to conduct user research and the basics of conducting Contextual Inquiry Studies; […]

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Design Readings

Watch Jer Thorp’s “Data & Human Experience” keynote at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

In this talk, Jer Thorp discusses the intersection between data and human experience. He’ll go into detail a number of projects involving diverse data sets, including the 770,000 words in the Shakespeare Folio, astronomical measurements from NASA, text from nightly news broadcasts, and real-time air traffic reports […]

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Design Readings

Watch Paola Antonelli’s “Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA” talk at TED

When the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) senior curator of architecture and design announced the acquisition of 14 video games in 2012, “all hell broke loose.” In this far-ranging, entertaining, and deeply insightful talk, Paola Antonelli explains why she’s delighted to challenge preconceived ideas about art and galleries, and describes her burning wish to help establish a broader understanding of design […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Watch Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat 3.0” talk at MIT OpenCourseWare

Back in 2000, Tom Friedman recounts, the world began to shrink and flatten, under the influence of digital interconnectivity. Elaborating on his World is Flat thesis, Friedman describes how this new global order puts creative, entrepreneurial individuals in the driver’s seat, and poses distinct new challenges and opportunities. The digital platform that connects Bangalore, Boston and Beijing enables users from any of these places to “plug, play, compete, connect and collaborate,” and is changing everything, says Friedman […]