Well, I started out blogging in French, about the influence of Web 2.0 issues on society. Guess I would like to do the same in English...

Design thinking for designing and delivering services
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Workshop delivered for LeanUXNYC 2014. New iteration of slides.

BeerBergman's insight:

Belle présentation sur les principes du design thinking, appliqué sur une bibliothèque : quels services pour l’avenir, quels enjeux, quelles perspectives ?

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— 20 hours ago

A major step forward in Paris and France — Une avancée majeure en France - The Airbnb Public Policy Blog
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English | Français  Earlier today, the President of France signed into law “Bill ALUR”—new national housing legislation. This new law is great news for the Airbnb community in France, and a great example for other jurisdictions around the world. The law clarifies that wherever you live in France, you can rent out the home in which …

BeerBergman's insight:

En effet, le gouvernement semble prendre la mesure de l’impact de l’économie de partage avec cette nouvelle loi. 

L’article cite trois autres exemples de validation des démarches d’AirBnB, notamment à Amsterdam :

  • Le Conseil Municipal d’Amsterdam vient de valider une nouvelle législation dans le sens du partage de sa résidence principale pour faire d’Amsterdam une ville pionnière de l’économie collaborative”

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— 20 hours ago

"What’s the difference between Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking?"

Charmaine and I are currently part of the Human-Centered Design for Social innovation course put together by IDEO and Acumen.

We’ve only had one session so far and it was mainly a get-to-know-you-and-design-thinking type of day. One of the main points that struck me that day was our discussion based on the question you see above. 

We see many terms like HCD, Design Thinking, Lean UX etc. All these terms seem to me to have it’s own definition. But after viewing many talks and lectures and being part of the same processes myself, I find that it all ends up being the same way of thinking, doing and creating. 

Perhaps we are a little bogged down on naming and details when we should really focus on the best way for a team to work. For example, it’s always good to examine the best way on how the team should move forward. I’ve been in teams where our roles are clearly defined and they never really intersect. Or others where they use the Six Thinking Hats Method - where I’ve gone through situations where it has worked and it hasn’t. 

No matter what the process, it will always be different. So we must learn how to be adaptable and be open and be willing. To change to fit the team, to focus on creating the best product/idea/system we can and to always be mindful.

We should always be mindful of the end user. Not putting them on a pedestal. But formulating an empathetic relationship and understanding that we are sometimes also part of that user group. That solutions to problems don’t need to only come from you but you are a mere facilitator for solutions to be pushed forward to get done. 

Interesting day so far and already looking forward to the next session where we will go out and poke people for answers. :)

"Call it anything!" (Miles Davis)

(Source: ministhis, via mgekeler)

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#design thinking 
The art of negative space: 20 amazing examples | Illustration | Creative Bloq

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Negative space is, quite simply, the space that surrounds an object in a image. Just as important as that object itself, negative space helps to define the boundaries of positive space and brings balance to a composition.

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— 2 days ago

L’entreprise, version « nomade »
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Les salariés doivent pouvoir choisir leur lieu et leurs horaires de travail, estiment les étudiants d’aujourd’hui. Et les experts leur donnent raison. Grâce aux technologies numériques, cette révolution est en marche.

BeerBergman's insight:

« Les entreprises doivent anticiper, accompagner ces bouleversements si elles veulent éviter que ne surgissent des places Tahrir dans les entreprises », prévient Daniel Kaplan, délégué général de la Fondation pour l’Internet nouvelle génération (FING). “

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— 3 weeks ago


Whoa. My phone does way better than that.

I feel old.

In the good old days :-)

(Source: kittiezandtittiez)

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Various authors (Future of Privacy Forum) | Privacy papers for policy makers 2013 [SSRN / PDF linked from this page] →


From the digest:

"The featured papers analyze current and emerging privacy issues and propose solutions or offer free analysis that could lead to new approaches in privacy law. Academics, privacy advocates and Chief Privacy Officers on FPF’s Advisory Board reviewed all submitted papers, emphasizing clarify, practicality and overall utility as the most important criteria for selection."

The future of privacy…

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'The economy of the GIF'


Bij de webredactie van Vrij Nederland zijn we, zoals velen van jullie, helemaal weg van GIFjes (Anne Janssens is zelfs zo’n grote fan dat hij met vrienden deze website bijhoudt: gifjespret.nl).

Op The Daily Dot verscheen een artikel over het ontstaan van GIFjes en de economie die achter de bewegende plaatjes is ontstaan: ‘The rise of GIFs’ prominence has led to a demand for GIF marketing.’ Aanrader!

— 1 month ago with 2 notes

Jonathan Mayer (Web Policy) | US | MetaPhone - the sensitivity of telephone metadata →


From the blog post:

"This is, at base, a factual dispute. Is it easy to draw sensitive inferences from phone metadata? How often do people conduct sensitive matters by phone, in a manner reflected by metadata? We used crowdsourced data to arrive at empirical answers. Since November, we have been conducting a study of phone metadata privacy. Participants run the MetaPhone app on their Android smartphone; it submits device logs and social network information for analysis. In previous posts, we have used the MetaPhone dataset to spot relationships, understand call graph interconnectivity, and estimate the identifiability of phone numbers. At the outset of this study, we shared the same hypothesis as our computer science colleagues—we thought phone metadata could be very sensitive. We did not anticipate finding much evidence one way or the other, however, since the MetaPhone participant population is small and participants only provide a few months of phone activity on average. We were wrong. We found that phone metadata is unambiguously sensitive, even in a small population and over a short time window. We were able to infer medical conditions, firearm ownership, and more, using solely phone metadata."

See also: Related blog post with link to MetaPhone app.

Telephone metadata and information sensitivity… Interesting

(Source: Ars Technica)

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#privacy  #metadata  #telephone 
Augmenter notre intelligence émotionnelle
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Augmenter notre intelligence émotionnelle

BeerBergman's insight:

Quand la technologie nous aide à lire les émotions des autres, à mesurer les espaces sociaux entre les gens mais n’impose pas encore des règles communes… A lire. Extrait.


L’informatique émotionnelle s’apprête à augmenter notre cognition d’une manière qui défie ses limites actuelles en nous donnant une vision de nous-mêmes et des autres dont nous ne disposions pas. Saurons-nous établir des règles d’usages avant qu’elle se répande ? Quand on observe la rareté des règles existantes sur le stockage et l’exploitation des données, comme le soulignait Simson Garfinkel, il n’est pas sûr qu’on arrive à définir des limites à une technologie dont le potentiel paraît dès à présent radicalement transformateur.”

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— 1 month ago

L’entreprise à l’épreuve de l’économie collaborative | Le Cercle Les Echos
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BeerBergman's insight:

Contribution à la collection sur l’économie participative sur ce scoop.it, avec une analyse intéressante. A lire. Extrait.


L’économie du partage est aussi porteuse d’un message plus général pour les entreprises. Comme l’a décrit Joseph Schumpeter, l’innovation est un mouvement de destruction créatrice. L’économie collaborative n’échappe pas à la règle : elle offre une formidable source d’opportunités pour reconfigurer les relations entre les membres d’un écosystème, construire de nouvelles solutions et entrer dans de nouveaux marchés avec peu d’investissement. Mais ces solutions sont aussi porteuses de destruction pour les organisations qui se sont construites sur des modèles moins ouverts.”


via @Catherine Pascal

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— 1 month ago

Open Data, Data Protection, and Group Privacy - Springer
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BeerBergman's insight:

Interesting article by Luciano Floridi on SpringerLink, on data protection for groups, and not only for individuals. Read the article. Excerpt.


As I have argued elsewhere (Floridi 2013) our current ethical approach is too anthropocentric (only natural persons count) and atomistic (only the single individual count). We need to be more inclusive because we are underestimating the risks involved in opening anonymised personal data to public use, in cases in which groups of people may still be easily identified and targeted. Such inclusiveness should not be too hard to achieve. After all, we already accept as ordinary the fact that groups as agents may infringe on someone’s privacy.

There are very few Moby-Dicks. Most of us are sardines. The individual sardine may believe that the encircling net is trying to catch it. It is not. It is trying to catch the whole shoal. It is therefore the shoal that needs to be protected, if the sardine is to be saved. An ethics addressing each of us as if we were all special Moby-Dicks may be flattering and it is not mistaken, but needs to be upgraded urgently. Sometimes the only way to protect the individual is to protect the group to which the individual belongs. Preferably before any disaster happens.”

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— 1 month ago

20th WCP: Peirce, Virtuality, and Semiotic
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BeerBergman's insight:

"The concept of virtuality is deeply embedded in Peirce’s doctrine of signs and hence in his semiotic doctrine of mind. In this Peircean doctrine, which has been more recently echoed in the writings of Wittgenstein and Popper, we find the most promising philosophical framework available for the understanding and advancement of the project of augmenting human intellect through the development and use of virtual technologies."

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— 1 month ago

Stand by me: Students launch international selfie campaign - News releases - News - The University of Sheffield
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BeerBergman's insight:

The  #selfies genre is more and more used in specific marketing-related contexts. Internationalism and cosmopolitanism is one of them. 

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— 1 month ago