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March-April issue of Interactions Magazine devoted to trust
From Putting People First

March-April issue of Interactions Magazine devoted to trust

More and more content of Interactions Magazine is becoming available online. The latest March-April issue is devoted to trust and “explores the idea of assurance...

Consumers in a downturn: a new spending habit? (part 1)
From Putting People First

Consumers in a downturn: a new spending habit? (part 1)

The business channel of The Atlantic Online published this weekend the first of two articles by Grant McCracken on the implications of the recession on consumer...

Industry trends in prototyping
From Putting People First

Industry trends in prototyping

Get an overview of the thought process and common strategies for generating prototypes from Dave Cronin, Director of Interaction Design at Cooper. Although applied...

From Congo to Kathmandu, how mobiles have transformed the world
From Putting People First

From Congo to Kathmandu, how mobiles have transformed the world

The Guardian published a special section on the role of mobile phones in emerging markets: Nice talking to you … mobile phone use passes milestone A UN report reveals...

Inspiring stories at LIFT09
From Putting People First

Inspiring stories at LIFT09

The last day of the LIFT conference started off with a session devoted to inspiring stories from people with extraordinary projects and lives. Designer Matt Webb...

Microsoft
From Putting People First

Microsoft

Microsoft Office Labs is a group within Microsoft that tests ideas by building prototypes and gathering usage data to inform ongoing and future research and development...

Tips for usability professionals in a down economy
From Putting People First

Tips for usability professionals in a down economy


Ch
From Putting People First

Ch

The Italian newspaper La Stampa reports today on its front page that Venezuelan president Ugo Ch

World
From Putting People First

World

More than half the world’s population now pay to use a mobile phone and nearly a quarter use the internet, according to an ITU report, as reported by Associated...

Ericsson and mobile communications in Africa
From Putting People First

Ericsson and mobile communications in Africa

Ericsson is getting active in African mobile communications and it’s worth checking out what they are up to (even though they don’t prove much, despite the title...

Microsoft
From Putting People First

Microsoft

Microsoft has created a virtual personal assistant that can build a relationship with its user. “Meet Laura, the virtual personal assistant for those of us who...

Mapping a new, mobile internet
From Putting People First

Mapping a new, mobile internet

Business Week reports on how a nascent industry involving the likes of Google and Nokia is pinpointing the movements and behaviors of millions of cell-phone users...

Sociogeek survey presentation at LIFT09
From Putting People First

Sociogeek survey presentation at LIFT09

Daniel Kaplan, CEO of the Fing Foundation, presented a quite unique way — a game — to conduct an online survey during a short open stage talk at the 2009 LIFT conference...

KashKlash booklet now online
From Putting People First

KashKlash booklet now online

After the project, the collaborative website, the game, now also the booklet. KashKlash is an open forum and web project focusing on alternative economies in a...

Ubiquitous human computing will transcend geography
From Putting People First

Ubiquitous human computing will transcend geography

In an interview with Nokia’s IdeasProject renowned cyberlaw scholar Jonathan Zittrain talks about how ubiquitous human computing, which he describes as the ability...

Ethan Zuckerman on mobile news and mobile currency in Africa
From Putting People First

Ethan Zuckerman on mobile news and mobile currency in Africa

Ethan Zuckerman, a multifaceted thinker whose work focuses on the impact of technology in developing countries, and a research fellow at the Berkman Center for...

Real-time connections are
From Putting People First

Real-time connections are

In an interview with Nokia’s IdeasProject, social media innovator Laura Fitton talks about the most basic of human connections: our immediate physical community...

Carlo Ratti, Dan Hill and Anne Galloway on the
From Putting People First

Carlo Ratti, Dan Hill and Anne Galloway on the

One of the best sessions of the entire LIFT conference took place on Thursday afternoon. As half of the world is now living in cities, it’s undeniable that the...

Ramesh Srinivasan and Juliana Rotich on the power of local innovation at LIFT
From Putting People First

Ramesh Srinivasan and Juliana Rotich on the power of local innovation at LIFT

Solidarity was the first afternoon theme of the LIFT conference. One of the subtle change in the last fifteen years revolves around how collective action and solidarity...

Nicolas Nova and David Rose on change at LIFT
From Putting People First

Nicolas Nova and David Rose on change at LIFT

The entire morning of the first day of the LIFT conference was devoted to change. I selected a few presentations here that I found personally most stimulating. Note...
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