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Ask me anything   Itamar Medeiros, from Brazil, currently lives in Bonn (Germany), where he works as Senior User Experience Designer for Roamworks. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has developed several websites and interactive media campaigns, both as art director and, later, as creative director for several new media agencies in Pernambuco, Brazil. As an Information Design specialist, served as board member of the Brazilian Society of Information Design, lead the Design Research team of the Hypermedia Lab at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, and held a lecturing position as Assistant Program Director of the Visual Communication Department of the Raffles Design Institute at DongHua University, China. Recently, he has been awarded with an MA (distinction) in Design Practice at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) for his thesis “Designing the User Experience: Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments”

Economy in Brazil: nearly 7000 new super rich in 2013

Brazil gained nearly 7000 new super rich in 2013 #Brazil #economy #wealth #NouveauRiche #Capgemini

In 2013, the world gained almost 2 million super-rich, a growth of 15% in a year, to 13.7 million, according to the report World Wealth Report, the report of the wealth made by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management.

In Brazil, the number of super-rich has increased in 7000, up 4.1% to 172,000. The country, however, has dropped two places to 13th in number of rich people.

The super-rich are people…

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— 2 weeks ago
#Brazil  #Capgemini  #China  #Economic Development  #Economic indicators  #Economy  #Hong Kong  #india  #market  #Nouveau riche  #Russia  #Singapore  #taiwan 
Listen to Erik Dahl’s “Designing for Emerging Technologies” talk

Erik Dahl’s “Designing for Emerging Technologies” talk #robotics #genomics #biotech #design #ux #ia @eadahl

As we face a future where what it means to be human will be inexorably changed, we desperately need experience design to help frame our interactions with emerging technologies — from skin-top embeddable computers to bio printable organs to swarming robots to human genome hacking to content aware environments — that are already racing ahead of our ability to process and manage them on an…

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— 3 weeks ago
#Design  #IA Summit 2014  #Innovation  #technology  #user experience  #UX 
Listen to Michael Watkins’ “Picking the Right Transition Strategy” Interview

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that my life by have in constant transition in the last few years. My friend Lie Zuo suggested I looked Michael Watkins up for advice on transitions.

Transitions into new leadership roles are nothing less than corner-office crucibles. They test executives’ mettle from day one, with pressure to diagnose, strategize, delegate, and communicate…

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— 1 month ago
#author  #design management  #environment  #Harvard  #Harvard Business Review  #leadership 
Watch Brené Brown’s “Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count” talk

Watch Brené Brown’s “Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count” talk #creativity @BreneBrown via @99u

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.”

Instead we must “reserve a seat” for the critics and our own self-doubt. “Tell them,…

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— 1 month ago
#Creative Process  #Creativity  #Design  #Design Inspiration  #Inspiration 
Mobile Devices in Brazil: Smartphones are now three out of four phones

Smartphones are now three out of four phones sold in Brazil #mobile #smartphones #Brazil #trends #IDC #abinee

Out of every four cellular phones sold in Brazil, three were smartphones, according to the Brazilian Association of Electrical and Electronics Industry (Abinee) released recently.

In the first five months of 2014, 28.2 million mobile phones were sold, an increase of 8% over the same period of 2013 — according to the data collected by IDC and analyzed by Abinee.

Of this total volume, 69% were…

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— 1 month ago
#App Store  #Brazil  #cell phones  #Consumer Behavior  #IDC  #Information Technology  #mobile devices  #Mobile Phones  #Trend Watching  #Web Apps 
Watch John Maeda’s “Fall in Love with Technology through Great Design” talk

John Maeda’s “Fall in Love with Technology through Great Design” #design #venturecapital @johnmaeda via @99u

For all the love given to technology and its impact, a fatigue is brewing. Better specs are no longer the reason to buy, so the latest product is less now likely to wow us. But in his new role as a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, former RISD president John Maeda has been pondering: What can make us fall in love with tech again? His conclusion: “The new economic climb will be powered by…

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— 1 month ago
#computer software  #Creative Process  #Creativity  #Design  #digital technology  #Graphic Design  #Harvard Business Review  #Information Technology  #John Maeda  #leadership  #M.I.T  #MIT Media Lab 
Economy in Brazil: Real turns 20 with loss of 80% of its value

Brazilian Real turns 20 with loss of 80% of its value #economy #Brazil #currency #inflation

Real went into circulation 20 years ago, leaving behind a triple-digit inflation and the consequent bartering currency. With the stabilization of the economy, achieved through a set of changes that named the Plano Real, Brazilians experienced for a little while the feeling of seeing their money worth more.

“It was a lot of inflation, and there were many zeros. There would be no cash register he…

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— 1 month ago
Guide advises investors on Brazilian Culture and Market

Guide advises investors on Brazilian Culture and Market #Brazil #StartUp #IT #mobile #ecommerce @SilkDotCo

Interested in starting a company in Brazil? Here is a an excellent 15-min guide — put together by the World Startup Wiki — for everything you need to know to get started.

via Brazil Startup Report.

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— 1 month ago
Internet in Brazil: access on mobile devices doubles in 2 years

Number of Brazilians who access the internet on mobile devices doubles in 2 years #IT #internet #Brazil #mobile

The number of Brazilians who access the internet on the small screen of the cell reached 52.5 million people, according to the ICT Households survey, announced on Thursday (26) by the Regional Centre of Studies for Development of the Information Society ( Cetic.br). This means that 31% of Brazilians ages 10 or older connect through the mobile device, double what it was two years ago. In 2011,…

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— 1 month ago
#Brazil  #cell phones  #Consumer Behavior  #Information Technology  #Internet  #mobile devices  #mobile internet  #Mobile Phones  #Mobile Web  #Web