This is where mobile technology begins…

KAWAMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - JUNE 8 A “creuseur,” or digger, descends into a copper and cobalt mine in Kawama, Democratic Republic of Congo on June 8, 2016. Cobalt is used in the batteries for electric cars and mobile phones. Working conditions are dangerous, often with no safety equipment or structural support for the tunnels. The diggers say they are paid on average US$2-3/day. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

Building for you and your family a great and happy connected future! ….

…..With the life of others….and we don´t care anyway  :) !!

Read at WP

 

Join Universal Design – Inclusive Design – Assistive Technology Group

Dear Colleagues:
I just opened a Facebook group named “Universal Design – Inclusive Design- Assistive Technology” focusing in people with disabilities and elderly users´products and services.

As an expert designer in the subject, I see a lot of designers with great interest in the area but don´t know where to start or look for information.

The group is in portuguese, however, feel free to join and please add International events related to the subject as I will be posting english material too. Join at: FACEBOOK

READ MY ARTICLE IN ENGLISH: Inclusive Design at Medium

TOM São Paulo – Brazil

In November 11,12,13 we are having in São Paulo, TOM SP a 3 day hackathon for product and services, assistive technology for people with disabilities: TOM SP 2016

The original TOM is from Israel, more information: PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – WATCH VIDEO AND VISIT SITE

Free Book – “A Primer on the Design and Science of Complex Systems”

Dr Chih-Chun Chen and Dr Nathan Crilly of the Cambridge University Engineering Design Centre Design Practice Group have released a free, downloadable book, _

“A Primer on the Design and Science of Complex Systems_”.

This project is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The book is available at URL: http://complexityprimer.eng.cam.ac.uk

Design/Ecology/Politics: Towards the Ecocene

EcoLabs

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Today I signed a contract with Berg / Bloomsbury Academic Publishers for a book called Design/ Ecology/ Politics: Towards the Ecocene Within and Beyond Error, due to be published 2017.

Design/Ecology/Politics is a clear articulation of the powerful role for design – once informed by ecological literacy and critical perspectives. This book moves the debate in sustainable design beyond its narrow focus on the design of marginally more sustainable consumer products. Ecological theory exposes philosophical problems at the root of the environmental crisis. Social theory exposes the social and political function of design. This book will describe the relationship between these three dynamics. While there are prominent movements in design working towards socially responsive practice, these efforts are hampered by the manner in which power relations are constructed, reproduced and obfuscated by design. Revealing these dynamics creates new possibilities for transformative practice – i.e. design which will create…

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How to pretend you’re a great designer

Practical tips and principles to trick people into thinking you’re an industry thought leader.

Sustainability in Modern Project Management – São Paulo

Excelent design event happening in São Paulo at FEA School – USP from 29 to 30 August.

More information at http://www.dsm-conference.org/

Product Development Symposium 2016 – Denmark

September 2016 – Denmark (click image for more information)

BY DESIGN SOCIETY  – JOIN NOW!