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User-centred design improves workflows in radiology
From Putting People First

User-centred design improves workflows in radiology

From an article on eHealthNews: “The software developers at Siemens Healthcare have come up with something special for customers employing Siemens PACS (Picture...

Book
From Putting People First

Book

The Plenitude Creativity, Innovation, and Making Stuff Rich Gold Foreword by John Maeda MIT Press, September 2007 We live with a lot of stuff. The average kitchen...

Research on how teenagers use news sites
From Putting People First

Research on how teenagers use news sites

The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) Foundation has published a report on a study on how teenagers use news sites. “The NAA Foundation and the Media Management...

Prepaid economies and bottom of the pyramid research in Helsinki
From Putting People First

Prepaid economies and bottom of the pyramid research in Helsinki

Recent Experientia collaborator and emerging markets expert Niti Bhan, who is currently based in Helsinki, Finland (where we met her yesterday), is involved with...

Vodafone
From Putting People First

Vodafone

After a short hiatus, Vodafone’s Receiver Magazine is updated again with a series of articles under the heading “Seizing the Moment”. The first one in the series...

Co-creation
From Putting People First

Co-creation

Fronteer Strategy, an Amsterdam-based management strategy consulting firm, has published a short (6-page) paper on co-creation, in which they argue that there are...

From Putting People First

For months now, I have been running with this simple thesis in my head: “We are all hackers now”, and again, again and again I notice it getting confirmed. The...

Design Fiction, an Interactions Magazine cover story by Bruce Sterling
From Putting People First

Design Fiction, an Interactions Magazine cover story by Bruce Sterling

As a contributing editor for Interactions Magazine, I am tasked with finding clever people to write a story for the magazine. My first choice was Bruce Sterling...

Africa Gathering in London
From Putting People First

Africa Gathering in London

Today was the Africa Gathering in London and ICT4D, an Austrian NGO dealing with ICT for development, has done an excellent job at summarising them: Summaries 1...

Keeping it real: Interaction in the real world
From Putting People First

Keeping it real: Interaction in the real world

The latest issue of Interfaces Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by Interaction, the specialist HCI group of the British Computer Society (BCS), is all devoted...

European Commission launches public consultation on design as a driver of user-centred innovation
From Putting People First

European Commission launches public consultation on design as a driver of user-centred innovation

Yesterday, the European Commission launched a public consultation on design and innovation on the basis of a recent Commission staff working document on “Design...

What on Earth are Anthropologists Doing Playing With Mobile Phones?
From Putting People First

What on Earth are Anthropologists Doing Playing With Mobile Phones?

What on earth are anthropologists doing playing with mobile phones, asks Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net and creator of FrontlineSMS. “It’s widely recognised...

How good is the mobile net experience
From Putting People First

How good is the mobile net experience

BBC technology reporter Maggie Shiels reflects on the quality of the mobile net experience. The article contains many quotes from industry representatives, but...

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Nokia’s IdeasProject site contains this week a video interview with Don Tapscott, and four feature articles that integrate some of the ideas presented thus far...

From Putting People First

AP published an interview with Julie Larson-Green, head of Windows Experience and in charge of Windows 7, the next version of Windows for PCs. “The primary things...

Paper: Mobile phone access and usage in Africa
From Putting People First

Paper: Mobile phone access and usage in Africa

Research ICT Africa!, a network of universities and research institutions from 19 African countries, has a site with some interesting research papers and presentations...

Let them eat tweets
From Putting People First

Let them eat tweets

Virginia Heffernan writes in the New York Times Magazine on why Twitter is a trap. “These worries started to surface for me last month, when Bruce Sterling, the...

Global usability organisation embraces design
From Putting People First

Global usability organisation embraces design

In December last year, the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) organised its first European conference in Turin, Italy, with a focus on the connection between...

Persuasive design for sustainability
From Putting People First

Persuasive design for sustainability

Jeremy Faludi has compiled — in an article for Core77 00 a synthesis of the work of Stanford lecturer and researcher BJ Fogg on the field of persuasive design,...

Three environmental discourses in human-computer interaction
From Putting People First

Three environmental discourses in human-computer interaction

Elizabeth Goodman of the UC Berkeley School of Information made a presentation on the past and future of environmental issues and HCI at the recent CHI conference...
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