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Silvia Zimmermann from Switzerland is new UPA President
From Putting People First

Silvia Zimmermann from Switzerland is new UPA President

The German and Swiss websites of the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) report that Silvia Zimmermann from Switzerland is the new president of the UPA. Although...

Revolution, Facebook-style
From Putting People First

Revolution, Facebook-style

A long feature article in the New York Times Magazine explores whether social networking can turn disaffected young Egyptians into a force for democratic change...

The Publius Project
From Putting People First

The Publius Project

The Publius Project is an initiative of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, with the cryptic byline: “a collection of essays and conversations...

?oyfriend
From Putting People First

?oyfriend

Worldchanging published an original piece of science fiction by author Madeline Ashby. The story imagines a series of futuristic technologies (including smart tags...

Mission 2.0: advice for arts & cultural organisations from the social web
From Putting People First

Mission 2.0: advice for arts & cultural organisations from the social web

Rohan Gunatillake of NESTA Connect highlights three principal drivers as being behind the new wave of online activity: the low barriers to participation, the thirst...

Design research methods for experience design
From Putting People First

Design research methods for experience design

In the current edition of UXmatters Michael Hawley (VP Experience Design at Mad*Pow Media Solutions LLC) reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of two existing...

Building Tribes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Building Tribes

Seth Godin Presentation:: How to Build a Tribe.-

Is Open Source Software a Choice For My School?
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Is Open Source Software a Choice For My School?

Computing classes in our schools cost money. We have PCs running Windows. We need programming languages as well as application software for basic functionality...

Horizon Graphs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Horizon Graphs

Stephen Few writes about horizon graphs for time series designed for visualization and comparison: " ... horizon graphs can meaningfully display 50 or so full....

Neuroscience Boot Camp
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuroscience Boot Camp

Get your boots out, you can be fully trained this summer.-

Britannica Prepares to Create Community
From The Eponymous Pickle

Britannica Prepares to Create Community

In a perhaps inevitable change, Britannica is planning a major change to the way it gathers knowledge, making it more wiki-like. Establishing a community of experts...

What comes first, theory or experiments?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

What comes first, theory or experiments?

In “my research process“, I explain how I proceed to produce research papers. As a comment to my most recent post, Peter Turney wrote: I don

Analytics vs Gut Feelings
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytics vs Gut Feelings

An Accenture study says that 60% of major decisions are made with analytics and 40% are made with gut judgement. Business leaders think that more attention should...

Why I write bad papers (sometimes)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Why I write bad papers (sometimes)

My Write good papers paper gives a fairly reliable recipe to write good papers. I think it is difficult to good wrong if you follow this recipe. How is it, then...

Rackable Introduces MicroSlice
From insideHPC

Rackable Introduces MicroSlice

Rackable Systems has introduced its latest series of dense server platform based on some new technology they have developed, deemed MicroSlice.

Large Lectures Replaced
From The Eponymous Pickle

Large Lectures Replaced

In the NYT, an article about how universities like MIT are replacing " .... traditional large introductory lecture with smaller classes that emphasize hands-on,...

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95% of mobile users would use more data services if setup were easier
From Putting People First

95% of mobile users would use more data services if setup were easier

Press release: Complexity is preventing uptake and usage of mobile applications and services, according to a survey of US and UK consumers commissioned by mobile...

BUG+IDEO blog
From Putting People First

BUG+IDEO blog

IDEO just announced a quick open user interface exploration project with Bug Labs, that will run for a little over a week on a new public blog BUG+IDEO. An open...

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...
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