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[Book] Everyday Schooling in the Digital Age
From Putting People First

[Book] Everyday Schooling in the Digital Age

Everyday Schooling in the Digital Age: High School, High Tech? By Neil Selwyn, Selena Nemorin, Scott Bulfin, Nicola F. Johnson Routledge 2018 – 224 pages [Amazon...

[Book] Think like an anthropologist
From Putting People First

[Book] Think like an anthropologist

Think Like An Anthropologist by Matthew Engelke Pelican, August 2017, 339 pages [Start reading – Amazon link] How does anthropology help us understand who we are...

Self-driving cars need human intuition
From Putting People First

Self-driving cars need human intuition

“If self-driving cars are going to achieve their promise as a revolution in urban transportation—delivering reduced emissions, better mobility, and safer streets...

Design Thinking is bullshit
From Putting People First

Design Thinking is bullshit

Here is Pentagram partner and designer Natasha Jen‘s definition of design thinking: Design thinking packages a designer’s way of working for a non-designer audience...

Design Thinking needs to think bigger
From Putting People First

Design Thinking needs to think bigger

We live in a massively complex, intricately interconnected global system. And it’s increasingly impossible to be designers (or human beings) without taking into...

Should we delight the customer?
From Putting People First

Should we delight the customer?

Growing the service design industry requires more than simply educating the next generation of service designers. Business students can also benefit from learning...

ServDes 2018, the Conference on Service Design and Service Innovation
From Putting People First

ServDes 2018, the Conference on Service Design and Service Innovation

ServDes, the Conference on Service Design and Service Innovation, is the premier international research conference exploring service design and service innovation...

The human side of autonomous cars — with Nissan Research’s Melissa Cefkin
From Putting People First

The human side of autonomous cars — with Nissan Research’s Melissa Cefkin

Reposted from Medium Beyond the engineering challenge of creating cars that drive themselves lies the social challenge. Before autonomous cars are ready to navigate...

“Where the social sciences and business come together” – Alexandra Mack on ethnography
From Putting People First

“Where the social sciences and business come together” – Alexandra Mack on ethnography

In this episode of the Change Management Review Podcast, Theresa Moulton interviews Alexandra Mack. Alexandra is a senior fellow at Pitney Bowes, the e-commerce...

Data ethnographer: the most crucial design job of the future
From Putting People First

Data ethnographer: the most crucial design job of the future

Data inside of algorithms is incredibly symbiotic with the algorithm itself. In product design, the data fed to algorithms determines the characteristics of a product...

Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency says no to surveys and focus groups
From Putting People First

Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency says no to surveys and focus groups

Leisa Reichelt, the Agency’s Service Design Lead, gives the four reasons, here summarised but we recommend you to read the entire post: You can’t get authentic,...

Nesta as an innovation move for Turin, Italy
From Putting People First

Nesta as an innovation move for Turin, Italy

A few months back we wrote about the ongoing negotiations between Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and the [Italian Foundation] Compagnia di San Paolo toNesta...

To improve people’s health, listen to social scientists
From Putting People First

To improve people’s health, listen to social scientists

With an ageing population, a rise in long-term conditions, growing health inequalities and a lack of political will to ensure that funding is increased in lineTo...

Developing a mobile chatbot for a Pittsburgh museum
From Putting People First

Developing a mobile chatbot for a Pittsburgh museum

The people at Studio, the design, development and workflow laboratory at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, are working on the design and the development of a “new...

First issue of Behavioural Public Policy now available for free online
From Putting People First

First issue of Behavioural Public Policy now available for free online

Behavioural Public Policy is an interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to behavioural research and its relevance to public policy. The...

Putting human thought behind chatbots
From Putting People First

Putting human thought behind chatbots

Business anthropologist Martha Bird’s specialty is designing technologies that work for people, creating conversational user interfaces and chatbots that can serve...

IoT seeks to remake the fundamentals of our everyday lives
From Putting People First

IoT seeks to remake the fundamentals of our everyday lives

Murray Goulden writes in The Conversation that smart homes, wearables and the Internet of Things are indicative of the development of an entire class of technologies...

A cultural approach to wearables (and the design opportunities it provides)
From Putting People First

A cultural approach to wearables (and the design opportunities it provides)

In January of this year, Sakari Tamminen and Elisabet Holmgren of the Finnish/USA innovation agency Gemic, published a paper on EPIC entitled “The AnthropologyA...

 Intervista a Todd Harple di Intel sul tech-fashion
From Putting People First

 Intervista a Todd Harple di Intel sul tech-fashion

Il mondo del fashion sta diventando sempre di più digitale — e non si tratta solo di dispositivi da indossare, ma anche e soprattutto di abbigliamento, realizzato...

Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, planning to embark in Turin, Italy
From Putting People First

Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, planning to embark in Turin, Italy

Today the print edition of the Italian newspaper Repubblica published an article (not yet available online) with the title “Nesta, i campioni dell’innovazione puntano...
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