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A participatory website supporting families with disabled children
From Putting People First

A participatory website supporting families with disabled children

The Turin-based non-profit organisation Area, which supports families with disabled children, just launched its new website, developed with the intensive support...

NESTA launches innovation lab to improve UK public services
From Putting People First

NESTA launches innovation lab to improve UK public services

NESTA, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts, has set up The Lab, a new UK innovation structure that will bring together all the players...

Alan Cooper on the similarities between interaction designers and agile programmers
From Putting People First

Alan Cooper on the similarities between interaction designers and agile programmers

During the Agile 2008 conference, Amr Elssamadisy interviewed Alan Cooper, the father of Visual Basic and supporter of interaction design. He talked about his contact...

What Matters at McKinsey
From Putting People First

What Matters at McKinsey

Consulting firm McKinsey has just launched a new website, called What Matters, that is an extensive collection of essays and interviews with opinion formers around...

Designing the democratic
From Putting People First

Designing the democratic

Jamie Owen, a visual information specialist for a training arm of the USA Department of Veterans Affairs argues on Boxes and Arrows that thinking outside of our...

Case study: gestural entertainment center for Canesta
From Putting People First

Case study: gestural entertainment center for Canesta

Jennifer Bove, a former Interaction-Ivrea student, sent me a link to a case study on a gestural entertainment center that she and a team at Kicker Studio developed...

SustainIT - a supplement worth reading
From Putting People First

SustainIT - a supplement worth reading

The Independent today introduced SustainIT, the first in a series of three monthly supplements on ICT and globalisation. Some of the articles in the supplement...

Tactical tech
From Putting People First

Tactical tech

Tactical Tech is an international NGO helping human rights advocates use information, communications and digital technologies to maximise the impact of their advocacy...

An anthropologist gone techno
From Putting People First

An anthropologist gone techno

Jukka Jouhki (blog), an anthropologist and post-doc researcher at the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyv

Social media is here to stay
From Putting People First

Social media is here to stay

danah boyd, a Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, just joined Microsoft Research New England On 29 February, she gave her first...

Empathy is growth
From Putting People First

Empathy is growth

Dev Patnaik, founder and chief executive of Jump Associates, argues in Business Week that knowing the wants of your customers is more important than out-innovating...

The LIFT conference experience
From Putting People First

The LIFT conference experience

One of those things hard to achieve with conferences is a good atmosphere. The recent LIFT conference in Geneva, Switzerland clearly has it down to a science:...

New frontiers at LIFT09
From Putting People First

New frontiers at LIFT09

The final session of the 2009 LIFT conference was about new frontiers, devoted to people who are pushing the envelope, and reinventing their fields in the process...

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Two new interviews on Nokia’s IdeasProject: This device we make in our own image changes everything Renowned computational biologist and educational innovator James...

When everyone
From Putting People First

When everyone

Randall Stross is a New York Times staff writer, who expands on the issue of privacy in an era of social networking — a topic which has also been addressed pointedly...

Share my ride
From Putting People First

Share my ride

The New York Times Magazine on the service design concept behind car sharing: “Car sharing, is a pay-per-use system, which has the effect of significantly altering...

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Expanding Horizons is a quarterly publication aimed at ICT decision-makers in the private and public sectors. It explores the socio-economic benefits that mobile...

The user experience of money: how interaction design can help
From Putting People First

The user experience of money: how interaction design can help

Alexa Andrzejewski of Adaptive Path reflects on the user experience of money: For anyone designing for consumer finance

Microsoft Research's 'Technology for Emerging Markets' group
From Putting People First

Microsoft Research's 'Technology for Emerging Markets' group

The Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India seeks to address the needs and aspirations of people in emerging-market countries, including...

Design thinking for the future at LIFT09
From Putting People First

Design thinking for the future at LIFT09

The session devoted to Design Thinking was my personal favourite of the entire 2009 LIFT conference. Beyond the engineers and business’ discourse about the future...
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