Tagged: North America

Steve Baty's "A Model of Behavioural Design" 0

Watch Steve Baty’s “A Model of Behavioural Design” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

This talk will outline the key inputs in a model of Behavioural Design and how those inputs help designers to directly target specific behaviours. It will look at the role of interaction design, behavioural psychology, systems thinking and other tools. And it will propose that a model of design with behaviour as its focus offers a coherent and complete approach to design in a way that is consistent with the goals of client organizations […]

Jer Thorp: Data & Human Experience 0

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 […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shoppers go abroad for luxury bargains 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shoppers go abroad for luxury bargains

Chinese consumers spent about US$7.2 billion on luxury goods overseas during the week-long Spring Festival holiday, a 28.6 percent jump year-on-year, according to a survey […]

Watch Aaron Koblin’s “Crowds and Clouds: Data, Sheep, and Collaboration” talk at MIT’s Office of the Arts 0

Watch Aaron Koblin’s “Crowds and Clouds: Data, Sheep, and Collaboration” talk at MIT’s Office of the Arts

Where others see just data points and fodder for bar graphs, Aaron Koblin visualizes dynamic systems where information assumes forms both abstract and familiar. In this talk, Koblin shares recent projects that meld statistical science and art to convey a really big picture, while often inviting the viewer to partake in a more personal experience […]

Watch Joshua Walters’ “On being just crazy enough” talk at TED 0

Watch Joshua Walters’ “On being just crazy enough” talk at TED

At TEDs Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, whos bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental “skillness.” In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: Whats the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?

Watch Ellen Dunham-Jones’ “Retrofitting suburbia” talk at TED 0

Watch Ellen Dunham-Jones’ “Retrofitting suburbia” talk at TED

Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years’ big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead “big box” stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands […]

Living in China: Shanghai’s prime housing prices soar highest globally 1

Living in China: Shanghai’s prime housing prices soar highest globally

Shanghai topped major cities around the world in 2009 by posting the biggest annual price increase for houses located in prime areas as China’s quick recovery from the global recession helped boost capital gains, according to a joint wealth report by Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank […]

Gaming in China: online gaming exports exceeded 70 million US Dollars in 2008 0

Gaming in China: online gaming exports exceeded 70 million US Dollars in 2008

In 2008, over 30 types of China’s online games were exported to overseas markets, which covered over 20 countries and regions such as North America, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. The total value of online gaming exports reached 71.78 million USD, an increase of 30.5 percent year-on-year. Revenue from overseas markets has become a new profit growth point for China’s online gaming enterprises, according to the Chinese Ministry of Culture […]

Autodesk Extends on Building Information Modelling 1

Autodesk Extends on Building Information Modelling

Autodesk has entered into a collaboration with Vela Systems, a provider of mobile field automation software for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. The collaboration integrates Vela Systems Field BIM Software Suite with Autodesk Navisworks […]

Autodesk Assistance Program Expands to Europe and Beyond 0

Autodesk Assistance Program Expands to Europe and Beyond

With nearly 7,000 participants in North America, and more than 8,000 product downloads to date, the Autodesk Assistance Program is now available in Europe. Launched in North America in April, the program was designed to help displaced workers in the architecture, engineering, design and manufacturing industries maintain and develop their 3D design technology skills and help improve their employability in a down economy […]