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Design Readings

Watch Jan Moorman’s “Measuring User Delight using the Kano Methodology” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

Attendees will learn why and how this methodology can be harnessed in design strategy decisions. The Kano methodology was initially adopted by operations researchers, who added statistical rigor to the question pair results analysis. Product managers have leveraged aspects of the Kano approach in Quality Function Deployment (QFD). More recently, this methodology has been used by Agile teams and in market research […]

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Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: Discovery “Mode”

Discovery Mode 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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Innovation Readings

Jinha Lee’s “Reach into the computer and grab a pixel” talk at TED

The border between our physical world and the digital information surrounding us has been getting thinner and thinner. Designer and engineer Jinha Lee wants to dissolve it altogether. As he demonstrates in this short, gasp-inducing talk, his ideas include a pen that penetrates into a screen to draw 3D models and SpaceTop, a computer desktop prototype that lets you reach through the screen to manipulate digital objects […]

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Inspiration

Watch Dan Ariely’s “What makes us feel good about our work?” talk at TED

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

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Design Readings

Watch Jason Ulaszek & Brian Winters’ “From Design Research to Experience Roadmap” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

Design research is critical. Creating foundational, living documentation about the needs, beliefs and behaviors of your customer is of the utmost importance. And, being able to identify needs, opportunities and the future direction for the business, based on both sound process and analytical thought, will be your keys to short and long-term success. In this session you’ll learn how to turn design research activities into a mental model, identify potential new business opportunities and derive business and experience direction from your newly found consumer insight. And, you’ll look like a freakin’ rockstar in your company doing it […]

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Design Readings

Watch Fabian Hemmert’s “Hack to the Future” Keynote at Interaction’12 | IxDA conference

Fabian Hemmert is a design researcher born and raised in Germany. During his studies towards an M.A. degree in Interface Design, he worked for Nintendo Europe and Marvel Comics. He is currently finishing his PhD at the Berlin University of the Arts, in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, where his thesis focuses on new ways […]

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Design Readings

Watch Dr. Genevieve Bell’s “Rage Against the Machine?” Keynote at IxDA | Interaction ’12 Conference

Dr. Genevieve Bell is an Australian-born anthropologist and researcher. As director of User Interaction and Experience in Intel Labs, Dr. Bell leads a research team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. This team shapes and helps create new Intel technologies and products that are increasingly designed around people’s needs and desires […]

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Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: Launching Investment Program to Boost Software and IT Industry

Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has unveiled a new Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology in Brazil, announcing R$ 500 million (approximately US$ 248 million) in planned investments from 2012-2015 to build and strengthen Brazil’s competitiveness in this sector [..]

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Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: Half of the population is included in the digital world, says survey

More than half of the population is included in the digital world, according to a survey of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, which puts Brazil near the world average […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Cost of living hurts Shanghai’s ranking

Soaring living costs and high housing prices are negatively affecting how Shanghai residents feel about their quality of life, according to a nationwide economic survey released recently […]