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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...
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...
Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking Process

The processes that Design Thinking follows can be best described as developing deep consumer insights, rapid prototyping and seeking radical innovation as well as empowering teams to be innovative. The first goal of Design Thinking is to understand what is meaningful...
Seminar on Design & Emotion – 12/13 Jan 2012

Seminar on Design & Emotion – 12/13 Jan 2012

[wide][wide] The first Brazilian Seminar on Design and Emotion will take place in Porto Alegre, the capital of the southernmost state in the country, on 12-13 January 2012. It will be the first initiative of the Design and Emotion Society in South America, launching...
About User Experience

About User Experience

[wide][/wide] Three points about User Experience. User experience should not be only about use We seem to undermine what is happening to computing. Interactions with computing systems become subtle, part of natural human activities, such as walking in a city,...