Monday, August 20, 2007

Web Trend Map

the folks at iA, Information Architects, in Japan created this very interesting map of what's going on in the web. the tubes are based on Tokyo's subway lines, that represent categories of the current web buzz.

in the major stop places there are weather forecasts (msn and yahoo are under heavy storm) with a number that is the Web classification (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 2.5): Facebook is rated as 2.5, whilst (from Jakob Nielsen usability guru) is still in the web 0.5

you are placed in the center of the picture, right in the comfort of the Emperor's palace :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Brazil, Winner of the Imagine Cup 2007!

Congratulations to yet another great participation of brazil in the imagine cup 2007! The Team formed (from left to right) by Carlos Rodrigues, Ivan Cordeiro, Andre Furtado (from UFPE) and Eduardo Sonnino (from USP) got the first place in the Embedded Development Category!!!

a great achievement for these guys, establishing brazil as first class competitor after successful participations in the last 3 editions of this competition. another brazilian team (Papa) also conquered the third place in short film design!

excellent work, let's hope that these great results will inspire even more young talents here in brazil to participate in the imagine cup 2008, that will be hosted in paris.

afterall, brazil has much more talent than just soccer and samba!