The ICA conference 2013 took place in London last week, with an unprecedented amount of participants. Those you managed to find the right room in the maze of the Hilton metropole hotel, have been rewarded with great presentations. I appreciated the ‘high density’ poster format, which allowed to have an insights on the research onContinue reading “The best of ICA conference 2013 in London”
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Representations of knowledge in Africa
Professor Heike Winschiers has presented her interesting work at the Università della Svizzera italiana. Of German origin, she lives in Namibia since 20 years and conducts research on Human Computer Interaction in Africa. Why is HCI different in Namibia compared to Europe or the U.S.? Because our thinking patter is different, as already proposed inContinue reading “Representations of knowledge in Africa”
Mapping the secret life of cats
BBC Two’s Horizon programme in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College followed the life of cats for 24 hours and the results are visualized below: the intactive graph shows that cats “timeshare territory to avoid confrontation with neighbouring felines and visit each others houses”.
Organ donations in Europe: Latin countries are the most generous
Spain, Portugal, France, Slovenia and Italy might have severe financial issues, but they are the most generous countries of Europe in terms of organs donations, with over 20 donors per million people. And Switzerland is well below the European average with only 12! Do you see any cultural pattern?