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IxDA’s 2014 Interaction Awards Shortlist announced

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) has just announced the shortlist of entries for the 2014 Interaction Awards. Out of the 350 projects submitted from around the world, 91 projects from 18 countries have been elevated for consideration […]

Renato Meirelles, president of Data Popular (standing), and Celso Athayde, founder of Kufa (Photo: Lilian Quaino/G1) 0

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: middle class in slums rises from 33% to 65% in 10 years

According to one of those responsible for research, Renato Meirelles, president of Data Popular, a research institute that has existed for 12 years focused in classes C and D, 94% of residents of Brazilian slums say they are happy, nearly the same level of Brazilians in general, which is 95% […]

Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people 0

Watch Alastair Parvin’s “Architecture for the people by the people” talk at TED

Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere. Alastair Parvin believes in making architecture accessible to 100 percent of the population […]

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Internet in China: Chinese Social Media Use Surpasses U.S.

Social media isn’t just taking flight in the U.S. A recent research from Netpop examines the social networking environment in China and finds that 92% of the 243 million broadband consumers in China (224 million) ages 13+ contribute to social media. This is compared with only 76% of the American broadband population […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Richer, but not happier 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Richer, but not happier

Studies are backing up some of the suspicions I (and many other people who live here): Rising incomes in China are failing to bring greater happiness to broad swathes of the population. Rising prices and growing income inequality appear to be undermining any expected gains, and may be sowing the seeds of social unrest [..]