acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

Blogroll


bg-corner

Tinkering to the future
From Putting People First

Tinkering to the future

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, researcher director at the Institute for the Future, is working on a book on the end of cyberspace

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

In a long article in The Register, Andrew Orlowski looks at the many problems Nokia faced the other day with the launch of its Ovi Store, and criticises the company...

Glued to the machine and going for broke
From Putting People First

Glued to the machine and going for broke

Natasha Schull, assistant professor in the MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society, says Vegas gambling machines designed to get people to ‘play to extinction’...

In defense of distraction
From Putting People First

In defense of distraction

New York Magazine has published a long article by Sam Anderson on “Twitter, Adderall, lifehacking, mindful jogging, power browsing, Obama

CGAP podcast with Jonathan Donner of Microsoft Research India
From Putting People First

CGAP podcast with Jonathan Donner of Microsoft Research India

Leading up to the 2009 Mobile Money Summit CGAP, an independent policy and research centre dedicated to advancing financial access for the world’s poor, is running...

Africa banks on cell phones
From Putting People First

Africa banks on cell phones

Global Post reports on how millions in Ghana are entering the banking system through mobile phone system. “Nobody stands to benefit quite like Africa’s increasingly...

Vodafone
From Putting People First

Vodafone

Stephen Wolak, the brain behind Vodafone’s Betavine community, has launched a new social change community “where we look at how mobile technology and mobile services...

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Nokia Conversations is reporting on a rare behind-closed-doors Nokia design event dubbed The Inside Story. According to a first post, Alastair Curtis, Head of Design...

The changing TV experience
From Putting People First

The changing TV experience

Consumer Electronics 3.0 is the name Intel has chosen for a new concept of seamless integration of internet and television. The CE 3.0 website is rich in content...

Selling user experience
From Putting People First

Selling user experience

Daniel Szuc is a principal consultant at a Apogee Usability Asia Ltd, based in Hong Kong, and previously worked on a usability team for Telstra Australia. When...

Is design the preeminent protagonist in user experience?
From Putting People First

Is design the preeminent protagonist in user experience?

The latest issue of Ubiquity, a web-based publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), contains a fascinating account by Phillip Tobias on the...

President of Icann about the net
From Putting People First

President of Icann about the net

Dr Paul Twomey, president of the internet admin body Icann, talks about the net’s potential for change. “The mobile global internet is growing quickly to connect...

Hi-tech aims to improve lifestyle
From Putting People First

Hi-tech aims to improve lifestyle

BBC technology correspondent Mark Ward reports on a research project that uses Facebook, mobile phones, and energy meters to nudge people into living healthier...

You
From Putting People First

You

Steve Calde, a principal design consultant at Cooper, writes in Cooper Journal on the implications of designing for first time use. “A person is a first-time user...

Reflecting on everyware, the era of ubiquitous computing
From Putting People First

Reflecting on everyware, the era of ubiquitous computing

Joe Lamantia, experience architect and strategist at MediaCatalyst, has recently been writing a column for UXmatters. Entitled “Everyware - designing for the ubiquitous...

The lamp posts on Brick Lane
From Putting People First

The lamp posts on Brick Lane

Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slow and Under Pressure and a self-proclaimed proponent of the Slow Movement, is the writer of the latest contribution to Vodafone’s...

Focusing design solutions on social problems
From Putting People First

Focusing design solutions on social problems

Alice Rawsthorn of The New York Times has published an article on social design and service innovation: “When Ritt Bjerregaard became lord mayor of the city of...

John Maeda designs technology
From Putting People First

John Maeda designs technology

On Fora.TV you can find a video of RISD president John Maeda’s talk at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 expo, where he talks about people participation processes at RISD. Watch...

John Thackara on clean growth
From Putting People First

John Thackara on clean growth

Design Innovation Scotland has published a white paper by John Thackara, entitled Clean Growth: From Mindless Development to Design Mindfulness. It’s the first...

Talking mobile banking in Kenya
From Putting People First

Talking mobile banking in Kenya

Erik Hersman reports on his blog White African from the e Fletcher mBanking conference in Nairobi. Talking Mobile Banking in Kenya Notes from the panel “Perspectives...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account