ICT best paper award to “e-commerce for the unreached community”

Congratulation to Ashir Ahmed and colleagues for being awarded the best paper award with the paper “E-commerce for the unreached community”. Ashir’s work is focusing on e-commerce for the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP): good luck for continuing with this relevant work for our society!

Live from ICT Society and Human Beings

IADIS international conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011 stated Sunday July 24th with a beautiful opening session by the conference co-chairs Diane Whitehouse and Professor Emerita Gunilla Bradley, of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. I noticed with pleasure that Prof. Bradley’s presentation made use of visuals and visual metaphors, like the sunflowerContinue reading “Live from ICT Society and Human Beings”

IADIS – ICT, Society, and Human Beings 2011

I just arrived at the IADIS Multi ConferenceĀ on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, taking place in Rome. Tomorrow morning I’ll be presenting my paper “Augmenting Communication with Visualization: Effects on Emotional and Cognitive Response” at 11:00. If you’re interested, here’s the prezi presentation.

Corporate communication, strategic communication and communication management

The most important disciplines in communication management in 2014 will be: 1) Corporate Communication (Institutional/ Organizational) 2) Internal Communication and change management 3) Marketing/Branding 4) CSR and sustainability 5) Crisis communication These are the results of a survey conducted in 43 countries on Strategic communication in Europe, the European Communication Monitor 2011. The same studyContinue reading “Corporate communication, strategic communication and communication management”

Visual Representation Overview

A beautiful and useful overview on visual representation is given by Alan Blakwell, with whom I had the pleasure to work at the University of Cambridge in 2007. You can read it online at the interaction design website, or find it in the Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction 2011. The article illustrates “the most important principlesContinue reading “Visual Representation Overview”

The Anti PowerPoint Party

PowerPoint is a standard for corporate meetings and educational presentations. Yet many people feel constrained by the medium. So constrained that now there is an ” anti PowerPoint party “, a movement against the use of presentation software. I don’t think it’s all PowerPoint’s fault, tough. The problem are the people who don’t use itContinue reading “The Anti PowerPoint Party”