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Watch Brad Nunnally’s “Choice… Gateway To Engagement” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

Understanding the anatomy of a choice is crucial to surviving the new world of product design. If designers, developers and product owners can better understand how choices are made and, more importantly, why they get made, they will be better equipped to disrupt the market. This talk explores the complexity of making choices and how an environment built for choice leads to a better customer experience […]

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “130 Anos” by Agridoce

Official Music Video of Agridoce’s “130 Anos” […]

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Design Readings

Listen to Brad Nunnally’s “Users In The Mist: Stories From Field Studies” talk at IA Summit 2013

This session provides good rules of thumb that will help you with future field studies and prepare you for the types of situations you might find yourself in […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Watch Erik Johansson’s “Impossible photography” talk at TED

Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible […]

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China Design Economics Readings Trend Watching

Shanghai World Expo: SAUDI ARABIA PAVILION

Covering a total area of 6,000 square meters, no one can miss the Saudi Arabia pavilion at Shanghai World Expo: it’s a huge structure with a singular design, unique location, and a boat-like, design pointing in the direction of Makkah […]

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Design Software

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile Surpasses One Million Downloads on the App Store

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile software from Autodesk has surpassed one million downloads on the App Store since its debut on September 17. Autodesk SketchBook Mobile is a professional-grade paint and drawing app that offers a full set of sketching tools designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch […]

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China Design Readings Trend Watching

[EVENT] IxDA Shanghai presents “Metaphor Brainstorming” Workshop with Chauncey Wilson: JANUARY 21ST, 2010, 6:30PM

Metaphor brainstorming is most useful during the early stages of design for developing conceptual models, generating requirements, and early user interface design where you are specifying the relationship between features and specific user interface metaphors. In this workshop, Chauncey Wilson will:

1. Describe the metaphor brainstorming process;
2. Explain how take the output and convert that into requirements and design concepts;

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China Economics Trend Watching

China, Technology, Development and the Environment: Photographer Lu Guang’s “Pollution in China”

To give us some perspective on the massive social and economic impact of pollution throughout China, Shanghaiist turned to photographer Lu Guang’s “Pollution in China” project. Lu won this year’s $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography from the Asia Society in New York. His project documents families, farmers, industrial districts, rivers, the countryside, cancer patients, children; anyone and everything affected by pollution across China […]

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Design Software

Image Models Provide New View of Architectural Icons

The International Union of Architects is launching a student competition to re-create 20th-century architectural icons with image models. The entries must be based on digital photographs using Autodesk ImageModeler® and Autodesk Stitcher® Unlimited software, which will be provided free for the competition […]

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Design

Watching Vik Muniz making art with wire, sugar at TED

Vik Muniz makes art from pretty much anything, be it shredded paper, wire, clouds or diamonds. Here he describes the thinking behind his work and takes us on a tour of his incredible images […]