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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Germany: introducing ‘opportunity card’ to bolster workforce

Faced with a critical shortage of skilled labor, Germany is planning to introduce an “opportunity card”(its version of a green card). It aims to make it easier for non-EU nationals to come to find work.

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Germany: Shortage of Skilled Workers Reaches an All-Time High

According to a new survey by the Ifo Institute, based in Munich, a record 49,7 percent of companies are currently short of workers.

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Germany: employees cope with workplace stress better than most

A recent poll has revealed that German employees are coping with stress somewhat better than people from other industrialised nations.

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Inspiration

Brené Brown talks about belonging, courage, and vulnerability

Debbie Millman talks to author and researcher Brené Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability. “The very first thing I look for in you is vulnerability. And the very last thing I want to show you is my vulnerability.”

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Design Software

Watch “Creating and developing at a distance” with Luciana Terceiro

What are the ways to guarantee the best user experience when you are not meeting in person with other team members? In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’18, Luciana Terceiro shares her learnings on the problems and solutions on remote collaboration and shows how to keep to an effective, productive and asynchronous way of work […]

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Economics Trend Watching

Living in Germany: Income of Professionals

The overall average income across all industries was €67,651 for XING respondents, as compared to the national German average of €36,420 a year […]

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Design Readings Software

IxDA Interaction Awards: CONNECTING

The IxDA Awards 2016 jury members took a minute aside on jury weekend to elaborate what they would love to see in future entries. In this video, watch myself and Amber Case (Author of Calm Technology) talk about the Connecting category […]

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Design Readings

Listen to Stuart Curran’ “Stories to Stories” talk

This talk is aimed at anyone who is looking for practical ways to bridge the gaps between traditional research and agile practices by focussing on activities that hold common value for both […]

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Design Readings

Submit your work to IxDA Interaction Awards 2016

The 2016 IxDA’s Interaction Awards is ready to receive your entries, and I’m honored to be part of the Jury

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Design Innovation Inspiration Readings Software

Watch Jared Spool’s “Using the Kano Model to Build Delightful UX” talk

In this talk, Jared covers how to prune features to avoid experience rot, use pleasure, flow, and meaning to create delightful UX, and help
Innovate with baby steps to the aspirational experience[…]