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Understanding communities through ethnography
From Putting People First

Understanding communities through ethnography

Digital marketing expert Dhiren Shingadia interviewed ethnographer and technology researcher Tricia Wang to learn how ethnography can provide new insights for companies...

The Absent Peer
From Putting People First

The Absent Peer

Sebastian Greger, social interaction designer, internet sociologist and post-graduate student at the Media Lab of the Aalto University School of Art and Design...

? Crowdsource is not open source
From Wild WebMink

? Crowdsource is not open source

I’ve heard a few conversations in the last week treating open source interchangeably with crowdsourcing. Despite sounding the same they are very different, and...

? Hidden Motives
From Wild WebMink

? Hidden Motives

Intellectual Property Appears to Figure Prominently In Wikileaks Cablegate Michael Geist shrewdly observes that, far from being the exclusive domain of military...

Interview with Motorola UX designer Hwang Sung-gul
From Putting People First

Interview with Motorola UX designer Hwang Sung-gul

The Korean partner newspaper of the International Herald Tribune today published an interview with Hwang Sung-gul, the creative designer of mobile devices at Motorola...

Mohamed Osman Mohamud
From Schneier on Security

Mohamed Osman Mohamud

I agree with Glenn Greenwald. I don't know if it's an actual terrorist that the FBI arrested, or if it's another case of entrapment. All of the information about...

Collaborative design strategies for community technology
From Putting People First

Collaborative design strategies for community technology

Organizations designing for marginalized populations have many design approaches to inform their efforts to enact lasting change. Some are adapted from first-world...

Artificial Intelligence and Game Programming
From Computer Science Teacher Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Artificial Intelligence and Game Programming

Recently the Advanced Placement Computer Science mailing list had an exchange looking for ideas/suggestions for games that students could program artificial indolence...

A Universal In Box
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Universal In Box

In Technology Review, news that Nokia is developing a universal in-box that will collect messages from many smartphone Apps.  Is this a good idea?  Sometimes, but...

Why do we need database joins?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Why do we need database joins?

In a recent post, I argued that the current NoSQL trend could be called NoJoin. My argument boils down to the fact that SQL entices you to normalize your data which...

Neuromarketing Beyond Copy Testing: Sensory in Retail Context
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuromarketing Beyond Copy Testing: Sensory in Retail Context

This is the kind of research we continued to look at in the innovation center.  How do shoppers actually interact non-consciously with complex environments like...

Google Earth 6 Introduced
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Earth 6 Introduced

Google LatLong provides an overview of Google Earth 6.  Based  on this,  the new update appears to be quite impressive.  I have a particular interest in Historical...

Executive Social Media
From The Eponymous Pickle

Executive Social Media

Alison Bolen of SASCom writes about a executive meeting in Las Vegas sponsored by SAS, links to a video of the the panel discussion on social media.  Good piece...

Can We Engineer the Supply Chain?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Can We Engineer the Supply Chain?

Yes you can, and I did it for years in the enterprise. From the Supply Chain Digest, by Dan Gilmore a look at the new book: Operation Rules: Delivering Customer...

Zoo Security
From Schneier on Security

Zoo Security

From a study on zoo security: Among other measures, the scientists recommend not allowing animals to walk freely within the zoo grounds, and ensuring there is...

Call for CCC Council Nominations
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Call for CCC Council Nominations

The Computing Community Consortium today issued a call for nominations for individuals to serve on the CCC Council for the next three years.

The experience design of a Japanese zoo
From Putting People First

The experience design of a Japanese zoo

A couple of weeks ago the Design Center Busan (in Busan, South Korea) organised its first International Design Congress. The speakers featured not only the writer...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 29
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 29

December 2 Hearing: The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on 'do-not-track'...

? For Your Safety
From Wild WebMink

? For Your Safety

Australian Government adds Wikileaks to banned website list With WikiLeaks back in the news, this story from 2009 is more relevant than ever. Having rendered WikiLeaks...

Causing Terror on the Cheap
From Schneier on Security

Causing Terror on the Cheap

Total cost for the Yemeni printer cartridge bomb plot: $4200. "Two Nokia mobiles, $150 each, two HP printers, $300 each, plus shipping, transportation and other...
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