• Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

    Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

    The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research — including a project that show...

  • This is a Generic Brand Video

    This is a Generic Brand Video

    THIS IS A GENERIC BRAND VIDEO. BY KENDRA EASH - - - - We think first Of vague words that are synonyms for progress And pair them with footage of a high-speed train. Science Is doing lots of stuff That may or may not have anything to do with us. See how this guy in a lab coat holds up a bea...

  • About Customer Centricity

    About Customer Centricity

    If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.   Antoine de Saint-Exupéry     photo:  Some rights reserved by A Perfect Heart...

  • Innovation of Loneliness

    Innovation of Loneliness

    What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?   "Technology promises to let us do anything from anywhere with anyone. But it also drains us as we try to do everything everywhere. We begin to feel overwhelmed and depleted by the lives technology makes possible. We may be free ...

  • Likes don't save lives

    Likes don't save lives

      April 2013 saw UNICEF Sweden launch its hard-hitting ‘Likes don’t save lives’ fundraising campaign, designed to spread awareness that social media ‘Likes’ have limited or no real-world impact, and don’t finance the delivery of life-saving vaccines....

  • Connecting

    Connecting

      The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also ...

  • Doctorow: Pharmaceutical research should be made open access

    Doctorow: Pharmaceutical research should be made open access

    I recently had lunch with as staunch an advocate for open access as you'll ever meet (I won't name him, because it would be rude to attribute casual remarks to him without permission). We were talking about plans to mandate free and open publication of publicly funded scientific research. In the USA, there's ...

  • The Rise of the Sharing Economy

    The Rise of the Sharing Economy

    Over the last three years I have been an avid user of bike and, more recently, car sharing schemes. In the same period, the number of other sharing schemes has seen a phenomenal growth: in what is called the Sharing Economy, people can share not only vehicles or other objects such as DIY tools, but also find ...

  • The Internet in society: Empowering or censoring citizens?

    The Internet in society: Empowering or censoring citizens?

    Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some i...

  • Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world

    Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world

    Clay Shirky looks at “cognitive surplus” — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we’re busy editing Wikipedia, posting to Ushahidi (and yes, making LOLcats), we’re building a better, more cooperative world. Clay Shirky believes that new technolog...

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User Advocate participeert in Retail-innovatie project van Hogeschool Rotterdam

User Advocate participeert in Retail-innovatie project van Hogeschool Rotterdam

Rotterdam staat bekend als innovatieve winkelstad. Zo is de Lijnbaan ‘s werelds eerste verkeersvrije winkelstraat en de Markthal is een icoon van internationale allure. Actuele ontwikkelingen stellen Rotterdam als consumer city voor nieuwe uitdagingen. Digitale consumenten hebben tal van nieuwe opties om aankopen te doen en zich online te informeren…

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User Advocate gaat concept- en merkontwikkeling doen voor Dutch Distilling Company

User Advocate gaat concept- en merkontwikkeling doen voor Dutch Distilling Company

In opdracht van de Dutch Distilling Company gaat User Advocate een concept- en merk-ontwikkelings traject doen. Tijdens het International Whisky Festival den Haag (vrijdag 13, Zaterdag 14 en Zondag 15 november 2015) zal een eerste tip van de sluier worden opgelicht.

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Juryrapport Drempelprijs Commercial Practices 2015 (willem de kooning academie)

Juryrapport Drempelprijs Commercial Practices 2015 (willem de kooning academie)

Voorzitter: Arie van Baarle (User Advocate), Rinske Brand (Brand Communicatie), Richard Hutten (Richard Hutten Studio), Reuben Alexander (Buutvrij for life), Glenn van de Dood (Buutvrij for life), secretaris: Gert Jan Pos (Willem de Kooning Academie)

Inleiding

Na een eerste selectieronde tijdens de eindexamententoonstelling in juli 2015 heeft de jury van…

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Jurering Drempelprijzen Willem de Kooning Academie

Jurering Drempelprijzen Willem de Kooning Academie

De Drempelprijs werd in 1962 door de Gemeente Rotterdam ingesteld om jaarlijks te worden toegekend aan één of meerdere afgestudeerden van de ABK Rotterdam. Aanvankelijk werd de prijs slechts toegekend aan de vrije kunsten; vanaf 1968 kwamen ook de toegepaste kunsten in aanmerking. In beginsel betreft het een aanmoedigingsprijs: een…

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