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Gathering User Ideas
From Putting People First

Gathering User Ideas

Nokia’s IdeasProject website is intriguing. A content focused platform focused on high level discourse, it contains interviews with thought leaders in communications...

Organic interfaces workshop at CHI 2009
From Putting People First

Organic interfaces workshop at CHI 2009

Carla Diana reports on Core77 at length about the highly conceptual CHI presentation/panel “Eek! A Mouse! Organic User Interfaces: Tangible, Transitive Materials...

Data as seductive material
From Putting People First

Data as seductive material

Matt Jones (of Dopplr) gave a talk recently on seduction at the Sensing and Sensuality conference at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. It’s all about seductive...

UCL London is starting a new MA in Digital Anthropology
From Putting People First

UCL London is starting a new MA in Digital Anthropology

UCL (which is the abbreviation for “University College London” although you have to look at the site’s footer to find out) is starting a new MA in Digital Anthropology...

Thinking about the future of news
From Putting People First

Thinking about the future of news

The current paradigm of creating of serious news stories — through newspapers and big media — is under threat. Here is a haul of background on the matter (from...

LIFT France and I Realize Italy
From Putting People First

LIFT France and I Realize Italy

Last month I announced that the next LIFT conference would take place in Marseilles, France on 18-20 June this year. Entrepreneurs, researchers, artists, designers...

Africa perspective on the role of mobile technologies in fostering social and economic development
From Putting People First

Africa perspective on the role of mobile technologies in fostering social and economic development

Last week, the W3C Mobile Web Initiative organised a workshop on the “Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social Development” in...

IT viewed through a moral prism
From Putting People First

IT viewed through a moral prism

An EU-wide study of emerging technologies led by Leicester

Bill Buxton on design and return on experience
From Putting People First

Bill Buxton on design and return on experience

Canadian designer and computer scientist Bill Buxton is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Last month Bill gave a good 20-min keynote at Mix09 that kicked...

It
From Putting People First

It

Healthcare organisations are throwing mobile technology at problems without fully considering the underlying business processes or the working conditions of the...

Market and non-market co-creation
From Putting People First

Market and non-market co-creation

Chris Lawer underlines that is important to identify that co-creation is not just about firms improving their social marketing, open innovation, community-building...

Design thinking
From Putting People First

Design thinking

A controversial post by Sam Ladner, followed by a rich debate between the author, Paula Thornton, Peter Merholz, Raymond Pirouz, and others. Design is attractive...

Service Design Network newsletter is rich with content
From Putting People First

Service Design Network newsletter is rich with content

The latest newsletter of the Service Design Network is out and the content is highly stimulating. A selection: Thinkpublic: Video on Co-Design Thinkpublic have...

European internet trends today and tomorrow
From Putting People First

European internet trends today and tomorrow

Microsoft just published a rather thorough report on the future developments of the internet across Europe. In the report, Microsoft analyses the differences in...

Sun Dial, a mobile application to alert muslims to prayer
From Putting People First

Sun Dial, a mobile application to alert muslims to prayer

Religious technology may seem like an oxymoron, but as more people obtain mobile phones, iPhones and other devices to help them manage their lives, it’s only natural...

Service design as the design of activity systems
From Putting People First

Service design as the design of activity systems

Jeff Howard draws attention to a recent service design paper by Daniela Sangiorgi of Lancaster University: “Dr. Daniela Sangiorgi’s 2008 presentation from ISDN3...

Keynote at CHI by Nokia Research
From Putting People First

Keynote at CHI by Nokia Research

ACM reports that “a top researcher for Nokia Design [addressed] the need for effective cross-culture design research when developing informed and inspired designs...

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Two new interviews on Nokia’s IdeasProject: Social media may have unforeseen limits John Jordan, a pathbreaking tech consultant and academic, measures social technologies...

The rise of the mobile divides
From Putting People First

The rise of the mobile divides

Rich Ling is a sociologist at the Telenor research institute and a visiting professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, who is particularly interested in understanding...

Designing service design principles
From Putting People First

Designing service design principles

Nick Marsh of Engine Service Design outlines some of his experiences developing service principles: “For the purposes of this discussion, I’m assuming that principles...
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