Beauty as a source of value

Beauty as a source of value

Beauty is an important ingredient of our daily lives. We admire and praise the beauty of nature, architecture, music, other people… Given its pervasiveness, the lack of research addressing aesthetics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is striking. ~Marc Hassenzahl...
UX thesis digital curation

UX thesis digital curation

Curation has a distinguished history in cultural institutions. In galleries and museums, curators use judgment and a refined sense of style to select and arrange art to create a narrative, evoke a response, and communicate a message. As the digital landscape becomes...
On the art of choosing

On the art of choosing

Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go? These choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke v. Pepsi)...
1st Brazilian Seminar on D&E

1st Brazilian Seminar on D&E

The Seminar was a landmark for the launching of the Porto Alegre / Brazil local Design & Emotion Chapter. It was fully booked several weeks before it happened. We had some press coverage, including contents broadcasted on the radio, in newspapers and trough the...
How Communities Differ from Teams

How Communities Differ from Teams

Communities of practice are different from teams, though less so as originally thought. Like successful teams, successful communities have goals, deliverables, assigned leadership, accountability for results, and metrics. But they are distinct from teams in four ways:...