Social investments - Nokia - Nokia.com Around the world, billions of people live in remote or under-resourced communities without access to adequate education, healthcare or even up-to-date news – let alone banking or financial services. We believe that affordable mobile technology has the potential to transform the delivery of these services, improve their quality and make them available to many more people. And that can promote social and economic change on a huge scale. With over a billion people using our mobile phones, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to make a real difference in their lives. Big brother is watching you shop For the past 20 years, those who say that Big Brother is watching you have tended to focus their attention on bogey men such as the ubiquitous CCTV cameras, the National DNA Database and the US and Chinese governments snooping on emails. More recently, though, it's become clear that governments aren't alone in their interest. Companies, particularly those with big online operations, are building up increasingly sophisticated pictures of their customers - and their model is more Brave New World than 1984. Of course, concerns about online privacy are nothing new. They started way back in the dial-up age with worries that partners might find grubby sites in your browsing history, and then grew as knowledge of cookies spread and employers started castigating staff when they posted on Facebook that their boss was an idiot. In the middle of last year, it was reported that the travel site Orbitz was showing visitors who were using Apple Macs more expensive hotels than those who were using PCs.
Creativity News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker I actually have the opposite problem, sort of, or maybe this, but a step forward in the chain? Let me explain: I have ADHD, so while most people's brains shine a spotlight on whatever problem they're trying to solve and ignore irrelevant details, my mind has no ability to screen out the irrelevant details, so my problem isn't with creative problem solving but with analytical problem solving. Getting drunk (which makes me sleepy) only makes me sloppy, stupid, and whimsically creative which sometimes helps but usually just makes for wildly impractical solutions that end up looking like Rube Goldberg machines and usually require late night trips to the 24-hour mexican joint. So, needless to say, since my logic processes are already in a depressed state, taking depressants doesn't help a whit. Stimulants, on the other hand....
An educational institution in Austin, Texas, teaching Interaction Design and Social Entrepreneurship Coda: Inner Circle Part 1 Saturday, April 19th, 2014 | Posted by anna.krachey I’ve always been interested in childbirth- fascinated, because it’s amazing. And then petrified, because everything I’ve ever seen or heard about it is so scary; why is that? It’s a process our bodies are designed for. When my team was looking for topics to research, we came across an article in the NYT detailing some pretty staggering statistics on birth in the US.
Why ‘Impossible-To-Goof-Up’ Questions Relax Your Audience Put a two year old child in front of a Barney video for the first time, and watch the child’s face. It’s intent. It’s focused. And not very relaxed at all. But put that child in front of that same Barney video for the seven hundredth time, and watch the anticipation on her face. She’s shaking her arms and feet, nodding her head, and singing ‘B-I-N-G-O’ merrily.
Steve Clayton: How To Design Technology So It Becomes Natural [Video] In preparation for the release of our upcoming Future of Retail report, PSFK reached out to Bonobos, an Internet-launched clothing company focused on delivering proper fitting clothes based on a consumer’s personal style. Recently, Bonobos extended offline, launching stores called Guideshops, to bring personalized, one-to-one service to those interested in experiencing the brand in-person. Through personalized 45 minute one-on-one appointments, Bonobos intends to provide a better and more differentiated experience in-person. We spoke to Andy Dunn, CEO & Founder of Bonobos, to get his thoughts. Introduce us to Bonobos, specifically the Guideshop program.
20 Tips for Engaging Your Audience By Rowena Crosbie Without the interest and attention of your audience, you cannot accomplish your objective. Your challenge is not only to make the audience want to listen but to help them understand, remember, and act on the information or ideas you share. Nothing is more powerful in persuading your audience than your own commitment and enthusiasm for your topic. But, in addition to your own conviction, there are several techniques for ensuring the IMPACT you make is a positive one and you hold their attention and interest throughout your presentation. Most presenters have given very little, if any thought, to how their audience members learn.
How to Respond to a Social Media Crisis Does your brand have a crisis response plan in place? Do you know what tactics to use to defend your reputation online? In this article, you’ll discover three examples of reputation crisis response and seven steps for defending your own reputation online.