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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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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: E-commerce grows 28% in 2013

According to Nielsen data Ibope, the set of classified sites and auction, which includes services such OLX, Bom Negócio and — the most popular of them in Brazil — Mercado Livre, reached an audience of 19 million unique users in February 2014. This represents 59% of the total audience of the category of e-commerce in Brazil […]

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Design Innovation

Watch Luke Wroblewski’s “Infinite Inputs” talk

Today, the kinds of input our computing devices support keeps growing: touch, voice, device motion, and much more. Each additional input type offers new possibilities for interaction that requires our interface designs to adapt. When will this deluge of new input types end so don’t have to keep re-designing our software? Luke Wroblewski’s — speaking at dConstruct 2013: — claims it won’t. Not until everything is input […]

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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 Innovation Readings

Watch Jim Kalbach’s “Designing for Adoption” talk

The ultimate goal of innovation is user adoption: we want people to actually use the things we create in a way that impacts their lives. But building the better mouse trap guarantees nothing. In fact, history shows it’s not the whiz-bang of technology but rather human factors that matter in the end. In this talk, Jim will look at some specific design-related considerations in successful innovation […]

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Brazil: study shows market growth for vehicle tracking and fleet management

2012, the Brazilian market for vehicle tracking and fleet management handled R$ 1.5 billion and peaked at 1.94 million devices operating in the national fleet. Also according to the study, 39% of companies that already employ tracking solutions aim to increase their investment in 2014 […]

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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: In 38% of homes at least 1 person accesses the web on mobile phones

In more than a third of all households in Brazil (38.1%), at least one person accesses the internet via cell phone, says survey released recently by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The study also shows that 40.8% of households have internet access and that 68% of users claim to use the service daily.

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Design Inspiration

Massimo Vignelli on Design and Beauty

Graphic design legend Massimo Vignelli speaks about design, beauty, and the education of a designer […]

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Design Innovation Readings Software

Watch Avi Itzkovitch’s “Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences” talk at Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference

Watch Avi Itzkovitch to discover core concepts for utilizing smart device technologies and sensor data in order to understand context, and add “Adaptive Thinking” to the UX professional’s toolset when designing experiences. In his presentation, Avi demonstrates the importance of understanding context when designing adaptive experiences, gives ideas on how to design adaptive systems and most important, inspires designers to think how smart device technology and context aware applications can enhance the user experience with adaptivity […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: Number of video game consoles manufactured locally grows 92% in 2013

The number of games consoles manufactured in Brazil grew 92% in 2013, according to data from the Superintendence of the Manaus Free Economic Zone (Suframa). In 2012, 713 thousand units of consoles, a number that increased from 1.37 million last year were manufactured […]