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Wired economics
From Putting People First

Wired economics

Nokia’s Ideas Project published a feature story on why technology may be making money superfluous. “We’re entering a time in which products are expected to give...

Science alone will not save us
From Putting People First

Science alone will not save us

Changing behaviour will be as vital as new technologies in tackling climate change. So where is the funding for linguists, anthropologists and sociologists? Tariq...

Portfolios of the Poor: Financial diaries of the bottom billion
From Putting People First

Portfolios of the Poor: Financial diaries of the bottom billion

Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day by Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, Orlanda Ruthven Princeton University Press Hardcover...

Humin - because innovation is a human business
From Putting People First

Humin - because innovation is a human business

Experientia is proud to announce the official launch of Humin, a programme developed for Flemish SMEs and start?ups that creates competitive advantage through people...

Museums and libraries in a digital age
From Putting People First

Museums and libraries in a digital age

The Futures of Learning blog, which is associated with a MacArthur Foundation project, just announced a new blog series that reports on the literature review conducted...

How the Mobile Phone Became an
From Putting People First

How the Mobile Phone Became an

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a study of more than 1000 workers which shows that the mobile phone does not make people any more rushed or pressured for time...

Mobile Literacy
From Putting People First

Mobile Literacy

Our friends at Adaptive Path have posted some information on a design and research project that aimed to understand how mobile technology can work more effectively...

New media practices in China, Korea, India, Brazil, Japan and Ghana
From Putting People First

New media practices in China, Korea, India, Brazil, Japan and Ghana

The blog series on New Media Practices in International Contexts, which I announced in January, is now complete. It covers the unique characteristics of digital...

Us Now
From Putting People First

Us Now

Watch this excellent 1 hour documentary film about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet. “In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is...

Everybody
From Putting People First

Everybody

Further on my earlier theme of “we are all hackers now“, here is a long feature on user-generated devices by Fumitada Takahashi and Phil Keys in the Nikkei Electronics...

The moral bankruptcy of Current TV - a personal comment
From Putting People First

The moral bankruptcy of Current TV - a personal comment

Until recently, I liked Current TV and its Vanguard journalism group very much. The reporting from such cities as Lagos, Nigeria was superb. I liked their mixture...

Human-centred design for sustainable development on an urban scale
From Putting People First

Human-centred design for sustainable development on an urban scale

The built environment is now the largest negative factor in the stability of ecosystems and the climate. As populations become increasingly urbanized, the evolution...

Johanna Brewer about ethnography and design
From Putting People First

Johanna Brewer about ethnography and design

Nicolas Nova reports on a lecture by Johanna Brewer about “What can ethnography do for technology?” Brewer, who is a PhD candidate in the Informatics department...

Business Innovation Factory launches Student Experience Lab
From Putting People First

Business Innovation Factory launches Student Experience Lab

The non-profit Business Innovation Factory (BIF) yesterday launched a new laboratory to enable innovation in higher education. The lab will support the design of...

Bringing the everyday life of people into design
From Putting People First

Bringing the everyday life of people into design

“Bringing the everyday life of people into design” is the title of a doctoral dissertation that Froukje Sleeswijk Visser is defending today to obtain her doctoral...

Gemalto, Microsoft, Nokia and Philips team up to advance
From Putting People First

Gemalto, Microsoft, Nokia and Philips team up to advance

At the Future of the Internet conference in Prague today, Gemalto, Microsoft, Nokia and Philips announced a new initiative that will address the fundamental societal...

Book: Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing
From Putting People First

Book: Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing

Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The next-generation Internet’s impact on business, governance and social interaction J.D. Lasica The Aspen Institute, 2009...

Journal of Business Strategy on design innovation
From Putting People First

Journal of Business Strategy on design innovation

A special issue of Journal of Business Strategy on

Design and ethnography at a ubiquitous computing conference
From Putting People First

Design and ethnography at a ubiquitous computing conference

One of the sessions at UbiComp 2008, the Tenth International Conference on Ubiquitous computing (Seoul, Korea), was devoted to design and ethnography. The four...

Daniel Kaplan
From Putting People First

Daniel Kaplan

Daniel Kaplan, CEO of the French Next-Generation Internet Foundation (FING) and one of the driving forces behind the upcoming LIFT conference in Marseilles, France...
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