10 settembre 2009

Amount of Space Required to Transport 60 People

Another example of how a picture can rapidly convey meaning, better than words, and leave an imprint on the brain.

via francoisguite.posterous.com

9 settembre 2009

Twitter e la morte di Mike Bongiorno

31 agosto 2009

Sampson and Sennett (2) – Getting to Grips with Disorder

Professor Rob Sampson and Professor Richard Sennett, two of the world’s foremost urban sociologists, debate the ideas presented at the BJS Lecture ‘Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: Social Order Revisited’| , presented in the March 2009 issue of the Journal (2).

via yada-yada.co.uk

31 agosto 2009

Sampson and Sennett (1) – A Brief History of (Social) Disorder

Professor Rob Sampson and Professor Richard Sennett, two of the world’s foremost urban sociologists, debate the ideas presented at the BJS Lecture Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: Social Order Revisited, presented in the March 2009 issue of the Journal .

27 agosto 2009

La sociologia scompare anche dai licei delle scienze umane

La riforma Gelmini prevede la cancellazione delle sperimentazioni negli istituti ex-magistrali avviate negli anni precedenti, e l’istituzione di un liceo delle scienze umane (e non sociali), all’interno del quale sarà eventualmente possibile attivare una sorta di indirizzo economico-sociale, nel quale, però – come riferiscono in dettaglio gli autori del blog liceoscienzeumane.blogspot.com

1) sono state completamente eliminate le ore di introduzione alle discipline di indirizzo prima presenti nel biennio, 2) le scienze umane sono ridotte a sole 12 ore nell?intero quinquennio e 3) viene a mancare … >>

24 agosto 2009

Good Morning!

via blog.blprnt.com

I “good morning” tweets in giro per il mondo (via @AlbertoNardelli)

23 agosto 2009

«Non-profits leading the way in use of social media»

In June 2009 the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research completed a longitudinal study on the usage of social media by United States charities. The study compared organizational adoption of social media in 2007 and 2008 by the 200 largest charities in the United States as compiled annually by Forbes Magazine. The results?

This new research shows that charitable organizations are still outpacing the business world and academia in their use of social media. In the latest study (2008) a remarkable eighty-nine percent of charitable organizations are … >>

22 agosto 2009

Communicating UX Through Video: Probing & Research

Yellow Chair Stories is a project by Anab Jain at the Royal College of Art. It is a “live service design intervention” conducted outside her apartment. She placed a yellow chair and a sign that read “My Wi-Fi network is open for neighbours and passersby. Free access from the yellow chair.” What resulted was an interesting and fun study on community, public spaces and network technology which became material for her to design future scenarios involving wi-fi.

via johnnyholland.org

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