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EU President Barroso discusses how to boost
From Putting People First

EU President Barroso discusses how to boost

Yesterday President Barroso met social innovation experts and stakeholders in Brussels, following a workshop organised by the Bureau of European Policy Advisers...

Book: Designing for the Digital Age
From Putting People First

Book: Designing for the Digital Age

Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services [amazon] by Kim Goodwin, Alan Cooper Wiley (March 2009) Paperback: 768 pages ISBN...

Bad usability calendar
From Putting People First

Bad usability calendar

The (in)famous Bad Usability Calendar has featured 48 classic design mistakes in 13 different languages since 2005. Now it is available in its 2009 edition (with...

Top kitchen toy? The cellphone
From Putting People First

Top kitchen toy? The cellphone

According to the New York Times’ Julia Moskin, the cellphone has transformed the kitchen lives of many Americans. “It has become the kitchen tool of choice for...

Palm provides a case study in user experience strategy
From Putting People First

Palm provides a case study in user experience strategy

Very nice and in-depth review by Marek Pawlowski: Palm, which launched a new flagship device and platform earlier this month, is a company staring at the very real...

Is the
From Putting People First

Is the

“Are experiences relevant in a recession?” asks Jonathan Picoult. The stock of Starbucks Coffee, long revered as a prime example of a consumer-focused, experience...

Nokia and Securitas to cooperate in bringing security services into mobile devices
From Putting People First

Nokia and Securitas to cooperate in bringing security services into mobile devices

Press release Nokia and Securitas today announced a new cooperation regarding mobile services for personal security and every day safety. Mobile devices already...

Creating social solutions for MS patients
From Putting People First

Creating social solutions for MS patients

The people from Live|Work, a UK service design company, have inspired me from the time I met them at the meanwhile defunct Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, now...

India: The Impact of Mobile Phones
From Putting People First

India: The Impact of Mobile Phones

Vodafone publishes a very good, but highly under-communicated, Public Policy series. The aim of the series is “to provide a platform for leading experts to write...

When everyone zigs, Cory Doctorow zags
From Putting People First

When everyone zigs, Cory Doctorow zags

Just when everyone is writing on how mobile phones are bringing about huge changes in emerging markets, Cory Doctorow publishes a very nice and thought provoking...

Taken Out of Context: American teen sociality in networked publics
From Putting People First

Taken Out of Context: American teen sociality in networked publics

danah boyd is a a PhD candidate at the School of Information (iSchool) at the University of California (Berkeley) and a Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center...

New phone features
From Putting People First

New phone features

The complexity of modern mobile phones is leaving users frustrated and angry, research by Mformation (and reported by BBC) suggests. Some 61% of those interviewed...

Itsme concept evaluation
From Putting People First

Itsme concept evaluation

Some months ago I wrote on Core77 about Itsme, a new “design-driven” way of organizing the contents of a PC, covering both the hardware and the software of the...

Experience design for interactive products
From Putting People First

Experience design for interactive products

Experience design for interactive products: designing technology augmented urban playgrounds for girls (pdf) is the long title of an interesting paper by Aadjan...

People-centric sensing in the city of the near future
From Putting People First

People-centric sensing in the city of the near future

More on people-centric sensing, this time by LIFT’s Fabien Girardin, and it’s as if he is taking the Nokia paper I just wrote about one step further: “In the past...

Sensing the world with mobile devices
From Putting People First

Sensing the world with mobile devices

The Nokia Research Center published a short paper on participatory mobile sensing that I like very much because of its human-centred approach: By putting mobile...

Experientia and European research projects
From Putting People First

Experientia and European research projects

Experientia is currently planning to participate in a number of European research projects, and is looking for partners and interesting collaboration opportunities...

Indian usability conference tackled digital divide and user experience design
From Putting People First

Indian usability conference tackled digital divide and user experience design

As part of the World Usability Day 2008, the Department of Information Technology at Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (V.I.I.T.), Pune (India) hosted...

Interfaces Magazine
From Putting People First

Interfaces Magazine

Thanks to Vodafone’s Anxo Cereijo-Roibas, I just discovered Interfaces Magazine, a quarterly magazine published by Interaction, the specialist HCI group of the...

This is iQ
From Putting People First

This is iQ

Matthew Neal contacted me today about a design challenge Toyota recently gave to students at the Royal College of Art London to create a household item that represents...
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