Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Living in Germany: What International Students should know

Germany has over 400,000 international students across its higher education sector. What should you know before deciding to come to Germany to study?

Design Inspiration

Watch “Inclusive Design” by the Design Council

Design Council explains what inclusive design means, and how it benefits the businesses that use it.

Economics Trend Watching

Living in Germany: Europe’s Shifting Migration Policy

The European Union was built on the principle of freedom of movement. But security politics, xenophobia, unemployment, the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine are continuously re-defining migration movements, along with the rules that govern them.

Design Software

Watch “Designing with AI” talk with Emily Sappington

In her talk at UX Brighton 2019, Emily Sappington shares tips that help designers know what to expect when people encounter their AI product.


For Inspiration: “Walking in My Shoes” by Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher dies aged 60. Pioneering British electronic band confirm his death on social media, saying ‘Fletch had a true heart of gold’

Design Readings

Watch Design Council’s “The Value of Design”

The Design Council’s research found that not only can design thinking increase the range of products a business develops, but it can also lead to more inspiring workplaces, happier staff, better service and, as a result, greater customer satisfaction […]

Design Inspiration Readings

Watch Design Council’s “What is UX Design?”

In this video, Steve ‘Buzz’ Pearce, Design Director at Skype, and Mat Hunter, Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, talk about what ‘UX design’ means, finding the ‘soul’ of a digital product and how we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible […]

Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: customers are more willing to switch mobile provider

Nokia survey mapped consumption behaviors in 11 countries. ‘Habits of Brazilian customers are becoming similar to the European and American customers’, says executive […]

China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Chinese mainland tourists big spenders overseas

More mainland tourists are expected to spend money on overseas travel in 2011, according to a report released to the national tourism authority recently […]

China Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: 20 percent of the global luxury market by 2015

China’s luxury market is expected to grow at 18 percent annually during the next five years and will take more than 20 percent of the global market by 2015, driven by enthusiasm among the younger generation […]