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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.

UX thesis digital curation

The aim of this project is to establish and develop long term repositories of User Experience digital assets (thesis, papers, workshop papers, book chapters, reports) for current and future reference by researchers, scientists, historians, and scholars.

On the art of choosing

Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices — and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices and profound ones, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions.

1st Brazilian Seminar on D&E

The Seminar was a landmark for the launching of the Porto Alegre / Brazil local Chapter. The result was an auditorium crowded to its limit, filled with 180 people ready to see some lectures – specially the one from our keynote speaker, Pieter Desmet – and to take part in a workshop.

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.

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.