4 min read. The term “human-centered technology” refers to the development of useful technology, and it involves the disciplines within the User Experience (UX) field, which study and practice the design of useful and user-friendly experiences. Together with cross-disciplinary teams, user experience designers explore, test and deliver the products and services that improve … [Read more...] about Creating human-centered technology for 2021 and beyond
This tag gathers together the articles that are essential to understand the content of Abierto al Público. We list, below, all the blog entries that we consider key concepts to build and strengthen our audience's understanding of open knowledge and its relation to social and economic development.
In the coming years, we will pass from the digital era to the quantum era. This article presents the basic elements of quantum computing, one of the technologies with the most disruptive potential. The digital transformation is changing the world faster than ever. But would you believe that the digital age will soon give way to the quantum era? Digital literacy has been … [Read more...] about How does quantum computing work?
Guest post by Dwight Knell, Program Lead at the Credibility Coalition As awareness grows about the importance of establishing credible information, so do concerns about how this credibility is communicated on content traveling around the web. The Internet has offered a platform to truly democratize the spread of information and sharing of knowledge. Decreased barriers and … [Read more...] about Fake news? Distinguishing credible information on the web
There is an important shift happening in the job market. Organizations are faced with a huge burden to retrain workers, while professionals are seeking continuous development to remain relevant in an ever more competitive workforce. This drives a need for alternative, specialized credentials to showcase new skills and competencies, which can be quickly recognized by prospective … [Read more...] about Open Badges: a connected, digital way to showcase professional competencies
What is open-source software? Is that different from Free Software? And, can we trust something "open" to support public services? In our experiences promoting the IDB Code for Development initiative, we have heard these questions and others like them. The dynamic and collaborative nature within the technological ecosystem sometimes contributes to confusion. That is why we … [Read more...] about Free software? Open source? We answer your questions