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Bill Thompson, BBC tech art critic at the Venice Biennale
From Putting People First

Bill Thompson, BBC tech art critic at the Venice Biennale

Bill Thompson, back from the Venice Biennale, reflects on digital art and its relationship with technology. “While there was a lot of interesting art, I saw little...

What will mobile phones look like 10 years from now?
From Putting People First

What will mobile phones look like 10 years from now?

When Fast Company asked some people in the industry what mobile phones will look like 10 years from now, the first couple of answers seem to reinforce my gut feeling...

Reflections on ethnography in the new issue of Stanford
From Putting People First

Reflections on ethnography in the new issue of Stanford

The latest issue of Ambidextrous, Stanford University’s journal of design, has just been published. The issue is entirely online. Two of my favourite articles: Mind...

Some shameful facts about myself
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Some shameful facts about myself

In 2003, I predicted that it would take decades before videoconferencing became cheap enough for home users. I do not know my own telephone number or postal code...

Guest Post at the Federated Search Blog
From The Noisy Channel

Guest Post at the Federated Search Blog

I wrote a guest post at Sol Lederman’s Federated Search blog entitled “The Problem with Federated Search“. Here’s an excerpt: The case for federated search is straightforward...

Design Books
From The Eponymous Pickle

Design Books

Influential books on design in Karl Vrdenburgs' blog. Good, mind stretching examples.

Not Tried Twitter?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Not Tried Twitter?

For those of you that have not yet tried Twitter, and there are many that still answer with a scowl of seriousness when asked if they participate. I suggest using...

The participatory web
From Putting People First

The participatory web

Web 2.0 solutions offer people in rural areas a platform for networking and knowledge exchange. This brochure, published by GTZ, provides a systematic overview...

Open innovation inside Nokia
From Putting People First

Open innovation inside Nokia

With faith that smart ideas will prevail, Nokia urges workers to say what’s on their minds

Death to the 3-hour exam
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Death to the 3-hour exam

As an undergraduate student, I hated the 3-hour exams. But I knew how to do well on them. The secret? Get your hands on all exams from the last ten years for this...

R&D 2.0: fewer engineers, more anthropologists
From Putting People First

R&D 2.0: fewer engineers, more anthropologists

Navi Radjou argues on the HarvardBusiness.org Voices blog that R&D in emerging markets needs fewer engineers and more anthropologists. “To effectively identify...

Google Wave or just a Blip?
From The Noisy Channel

Google Wave or just a Blip?

Yesterday, I was fortunate to attend a presentation from a Google Engineering Director about Google Wave, an online communication and collaboration tool that Google...

Can Math Provoke all Emotions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Can Math Provoke all Emotions

Science author Ian Stewart talks about the emotions that can be produced by the use and study of math.-

House Science and Technology Committee Starts Hearings on Cybersecurity
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

House Science and Technology Committee Starts Hearings on Cybersecurity

On June 10 the Research and Science Education subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee held a hearing on cybersecurity. This is the first of...

From little things
From Putting People First

From little things

The Future Tense programme on Australia’s ABC Radio features bottom-up, user-generated innovation in Africa: “In this program we’ll highlight several interesting...

Twitter is for friends; Facebook is everybody
From Apophenia

Twitter is for friends; Facebook is everybody

I was talking with a friend of mine today who is a senior at a technology-centered high school in California. Dylan Field and his friends are by no means representative...

Flu Models Wrong
From The Eponymous Pickle

Flu Models Wrong

Yet another example of models being wide of the mark. In the NYTimes a look at the models done for the flu and how poorly they have performed. As a person who...

The Mobile Difference
From Putting People First

The Mobile Difference

The Mobile Difference, a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life project covers at length the current social implications of mobile internet access in the...

From Putting People First

Fabio Sergio, a design and user experience strategist, creative director at frog design, and former associate professor at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, was...

Barclays on less becoming more in product and service design
From Putting People First

Barclays on less becoming more in product and service design

Barclays 360 magazine, a quarterly thought leadership magazine for senior management within the Barclays Group, is devoted to simplicity in product and service...
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