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See problems with social networking services as opportunities up for grabs

See problems with social networking services as opportunities up for grabs

There is a rise in awareness of how Social Networking Services not just add value in our life, but sometimes does the opposite. They might make us feel connected. But some argue that in the long run they can make people lonely by replacing many of the real life interactions with weaker online interactions. One of the most frequent challenges with problems like these are for people to not say: stop using these, but to say develop them to something…

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Robotic lawn mowers carelessly intrude our gardens and lives

Docking station nailed to the lawn

Robotic lawn mowers help us relax in the sun instead of cutting our grass. We think this is an excellent value proposition. But we also think they could be so much better. Let’s use Bosch Indego as an example. First the user problems “I don’t want too much hassle when it comes to setting up the robotic lawn mower, but I have to do a lot.” “I don’t want a cheap looking plastic object in my garden – it doesn’t fit!”…

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The Power of Crowds

My Ways

We talked the other day about how it would be to live in the “Connected Society”. What would our lives look like when this prophecy slash buzzword becomes reality? We were on our way to our monday lunch gym session and talked about how our efforts at the gym would probably be needed somewhere else in the area, like lifting a piano up some stairs. If only our needs could be connected to someone else’s needs…

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The Yin and Yang of Creativity and Rationality

“To proceed with ideas because they are regarded as the most creative ones might not be the most solid way to bring you successful products” Since People People is in the business of creative thinking, the statement above might sound a bit odd to you. Ideas are often continued when regarded as the most creative ones. Here’s why we think this can be a risk and how we suggest to avoid it.

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Your Home Is Being Invaded By Little Spaceships!

Space Invaders by People People Swedish Design

For everyone not involved in product design (which is most of you out there) this might not be so obvious, and the reasons for it unknown. For some designers however, such as ourselves, this is nothing but a growing global crisis. We want to ask the open question: Why should things that belong in our homes, look like they belong in space?

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Nokia and Microsoft: Don’t cheat people

Some of you might have read about upset Nokia Lumia 900 owners lately. If you bought a Nokia Lumia 900 this spring, Nokia and Microsoft just sold you a device that will start to become incompatible with new applications within months. There are more downsides for people who just made this purchase, but we think the one mentioned is the most severe.

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5 things Sony can do better

A quick Sunday browsing on Sony made me want to share some thoughts on how they could do better. Enjoy. 1: Don’t make me feel as if I’ve done something wrong when I visit your website Sonys home page makes me feel as if I have done a mistake and reached the wrong site. The first thing Sony tell me that I should be on a different part of the website since I’m not in the US. I can choose…

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