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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: customers are more willing to switch mobile provider

Nokia survey mapped consumption behaviors in 11 countries. ‘Habits of Brazilian customers are becoming similar to the European and American customers’, says executive […]

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Design Readings

Watch Stephen P Anderson’s “From Information to Understanding: Solving the Small Data Problems” talk

In this interesting (and personal) talk at TEDxUtrecht, designer Stephen P. Anderson shares a story about how the presentation of information can facilitate understanding and can improve our quality of life […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: 4G offer grows, but price remains high

Model offering of smartphones with mobile Internet fourth generation 4G more than doubled in the last six months in Brazil, but the high price and network challenges still limit the broadening of the user base of this technology […]

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Design Readings

Watch Davide Casali’s “Social Experience Design” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

This talk will show a hands-on social experience design method to deal with this complexity and achieve the change projects need, plus some supporting use-cases supporting them […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: students win Imagine Cup from Microsoft

The design of an application for Skype, created by a group of university students from São Paulo, was one of the winners of the 11th worldwide Imagine Cup competition, sponsored by Microsoft with 800 students around the world to encourage innovation […]

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Design Innovation Trend Watching

Watch Kevin McCullagh’s “The designer as synthesizer” talk at Victoria and Albert Museum’s The Future Designer Series

Kevin McCullagh argues that the future designer will have to take on the role of synthesizer […]

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Design Innovation Software

Watch Camille Moussette’s “Sketching Multimodal and Haptic Interfaces” talk at IxDA | Interaction ’09 Conference

In this presentation, Camille Moussette explores the opportunities and challenges related to developing new multimodal interfaces specifically based on the touch sense. It will present various methods, techniques, tools and processes that interaction designers can use to assess, sketch, create and evaluate dynamic haptic and multimodal interfaces […]

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Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Watch Clay Shirky’s “How social media can make history” talk at TED

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows social media help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics […]

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Consumer Behavior

Renny Gleeson’s “Busted! The sneaky moves of anti-social smartphone users” talk at TED

In this funny (and actually poignant) 3-minute talk, social strategist Renny Gleeson breaks down our always-on social world — where the experience we’re having right now is less interesting than what we’ll tweet about it later […]

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Information Technology Innovation

Clay Shirky’s “Institutions versus collaboration” talk at TED

In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning […]