5 aplicaciones para registrar TUS cosas via FastCompany

Aquí les dejo 5 aplicaciones que les pueden interesar, es sobre  llevar registro de lo que hacemos o hacen los demas. (Brenda ojo).


Don’t get bogged down trying to manually juggle all the facets of your life. There are plenty of good apps you can use to keep track of stuff, with just a little bit of effort on your part.


You could keep track of 17 different “Your package has shipped!” emails like a true sucker, or you could do next to nothing. I’m an American, so I choose the latter. Slice(Android, iOS) hooks into your email system to recognize shipment emails and automatically track your packages for you. You’ll get notifications about when items arrive, but the app goes a few steps further by offering product recall updates, tracking your spending habits, and includes a barcode scanner you can use to track items you send back.


Listonic (Android, iOS) is a simple shopping list that you can share with your snookums so the two of you don’t double up on SkinnyPop. When items are added and checked off your list, they’re synced with anyone else who has access, and items can be sorted by store aisle so you can blast through Whole Foods at 5 p.m. with the steely determination of a city dweller who needs to get home early to snag a decent parking spot.


Because that Lipitor’s not going to take itself, there’s Dosecast (Android, iOS). You can set the app to remind you to take your medicine at recurring times, with alarm-like snooze features if you need to postpone. The app sports customizable dosage information as well so you don’t take too much or too little of your medicine.


So your family wants to wander off for a bit, huh? Good! Maybe you can have five minutes to yourself. Glympse (Android, iOS) lets you and your loved ones set up timed-based location tracking that each of you can see on a map. You can send messages to each other if you’re running late, and map watchers don’t need to actually have the app installed if they just want to keep an eye on everyone.


It’s hard to eat healthy, especially when lots of “healthy” food might contain otherwise unhealthy ingredients. Fooducate (Android, iOS) lets you barcode-scan items before you eat them and returns a letter grade based on calories, excessive sugar, trans fats, and a slew of other additives. Low-scoring foods are accompanied by better-for-you alternatives, too.

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El espejo empático

The Empathy Mirror

Neurofeedback enables us to better see ourselves in the other. by Andrew Price
 July 17, 2014

In 2004, a Jewish woman living in Tel Aviv wrote a letter to a Palestinian woman she had never met. “This, for me is one of the most difficult letters I will ever have to write,” she began. “My name is Robi Damelin. I am the mother of David who was killed by your son.” Over the course of the letter, Damelin explained the unbearable anguish of losing her son, a soldier who was hit by sniper fire at a military roadblock. She acknowledged the pain of the Palestinian woman, whose own son was now condemned to a long jail sentence, and expressed her fragile trust in dialogue and reconciliation. Concluding, she wrote, “I hope that you will show the letter to your son, and that maybe in the future we can meet. Let us put an end to the killing and look for a way through mutual understanding and empathy to live a normal life, free of violence.”

Though in overwhelming personal pain, Damelin was still able to find emotional common ground, and use it to create a connection with another parent, spanning one of the world’s most acrimonious political divides. Damelin now works with The Parents Circle, a support group of Israeli and Palestinian parents who have lost family members to the ongoing conflict, but are still intent on working towards reconciliation and peace. The Parents Circle brings these families together in the hope that, united by grief, their similarities will outweigh their differences. Both Damelin’s letter and the efforts of The Parents Circle are examples of the potential of empathy.

Even though we’ve learned a lot about how the brain works in recent years, empathy has largely remained a great white whale. Recent experiments by Brazilian neuroscientist Jorge Moll, however, are making headway in the field. Moll and his team have developed a system that lets people observe their own brains at work, on a screen in real time, while they imagine situations that, in most healthy people, evoke feelings of tenderness and warmth. This process, called neurofeedback, allows people participating in the experiment to practice activating the parts of the brain that correspond with empathy.

Subjects that got this neurofeedback consistently generated more of the kind of brain activity connected with feelings of empathy. 

Most scientists describe empathy as the process of recognizing what someone else is feeling, then experiencing that same feeling and producing the appropriate emotional response. For example, if we see someone trip and fall, we recognize that they feel pain and embarrassment, and we help them up. Damelin’s letter is a model of heroic empathy, but cultivating everyday empathy can improve your love lifemake you a more effective leader at work, and help you develop more rewarding relationships.

Empathy has been difficult for neuroscientists to analyze because it’s the product of many parts of the brain acting with one another in mysterious ways. Simon Baron-Cohen, a neuroscientist and psychologist at the University of Oxford, has identified ten separate regions of the brain, each with its own special function, that comprise the “empathy circuit.” One critical part of this circuit is called the medial prefrontal cortex, or MPFC, which plays a role in comparing one’s own perspective to that of others. Other parts of the empathy circuit correlate with social judgments (the orbitofrontal cortex), awareness of the intentions and goals of others (the frontal operculum), recognizing emotion (the inferior frontal gyrus), and processing sensory stimuli (the somatosensory cortex). But knowing which brain areas are associated with which individual functions still doesn’t present a clear picture of how these areas work, much less interact with one another.

Moll and his colleagues came up with a clever workaround. They asked 25 volunteers to think about episodes from their past that evoked feelings of tenderness and affection—the so-called “affiliative emotions” that are critical to empathy. They also asked each to recall an episode that evoked feelings of pride, and then one that was emotionally neutral.

The researchers took detailed, 3D images of the participants’ brains while they recalled each episode, and then fed those images into an algorithm called a support vector machine, or SVM. SVMs are powerful learning models designed to find patterns in large, complex data sets such as automatic face recognition and forecasting stock market movement. By utilizing images of brains focused on a range of tender, prideful, and neutral thoughts, the SVM was able to identify patterns of brain activity that corresponded to more empathetic states—patterns that would be impossible to spot without this technology.

Once the SVM had recognized what an empathetic state usually looks like, the researchers could then show people in real time exactly how their own brains compared to the identified ideal. To achieve this, the scientists devised a simple visual code. If an individual’s brain matched the archetype of empathy, they saw a perfectly smooth outline of a circle on the screen. If an individual’s brain activity deviated from this archetype, the circle’s circumference would take on a distinctly wavy outline.

Representation of neurofeedback monitor display variation.

As subjects recalled events that should elicit feelings of tenderness, they could look at the circle on the screen, and by focusing on their affiliative emotions, try to maintain a smooth outline. But what exactly the participants were doing with their minds while trying to keep the circle smooth remains unclear. Participants had to, without knowing how, simply try, like flexing a muscle they didn’t know they had. It worked: Subjects that got this neurofeedback (as opposed to those of a control group) consistently generated more of the kind of brain activity connected with feelings of empathy. In other words, they could voluntarily exercise the brain patterns that underlie empathy.

This kind of research is expensive. So, while we won’t be seeing retail neurofeedback machines any time soon, these experiments do give us new insight into the neuroscience of empathy and possible future therapies. They also provide an exciting example of the way high-tech algorithms and neuroscience might collaborate in the future to study and support the best of our human qualities. If we make that our goal, we might be able to better help each other through everyday struggles, and possibly even find ways of fostering connection in the most challenging of global conflicts.

Illustration by David Schwen


Medical Information Design

Mapping Complex Information. Theory and Practice

xxxxx Left: Exhibition welcome poster / Right images: Astrological Scroll.

A few weeks ago, I visited the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City to check Bodies in Balance. The exhibition presents an information design journey through “the origins, history and practice” of Tibetan medicine. Tibetan science principles of healing are visually represented in “paintings, manuscripts, and medical instruments.”

The journey begins with a questionnaire for visitors based on the foundation of Tibetan medicine: the three forces or energies (Nyes-pa-gsum) composing the human body. When Wind (Loong), Bile (mKhris-pa) and Phlegm (Bad -Kan) energy systems are in balance, the body is in good health, and when one of those systems is low in energy, we are sick. The questionnaire helps visitors determine whether their bodies are in balance.

The exhibition is built on those three energies too. To explore the exhibition, visitors can choose their own route or follow one…

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Minuta de Brenda

Aquí van los insights que dejamos sobre la mesa en la clase pasada.
Están todavía en desarrollo porque la idea es que los evaluemos con el pequeño cuestionario “Insight Test” que nos repartió Nora la clase ante-pasada. 
Pueden salir más y hay algunos que pusimos de Lilia y Alex que necesitan ser todavía redactados porque no nos acordábamos exactamente de la idea ( como el de movimiento ). 
Entonces, a pulirlos lo más posible para que cada uno de nosotros pueda trabajar la siguiente fase … tenemos que tomar en cuenta las presentaciones que envió Nora en donde hay claves para la construcción de insights. 
  1. El momento de la jubilación se presenta como un cambio drástico para el AM porque el desea seguir siendo productivo y no lo planeó desde antes.
  2. Hoy la jubilación rompe la conexión que el adulto mayor tiene con la sociedad porque no le permite compartir y servir como lo hizo anteriormente en su vida.
  3. En la vida hay cambios que se esperan con una alta expectativa, la jubilación no es uno de ellos.
  4. En México actualmente se está dando una cultura laboral flexible distinta a la de hace 40 años. El futuro apunta a que los jóvenes no van a tener esquemas claros de pensión, todo esto aunado a que no tienen las herramientas para un día poder jubilarse. 
  5. Jubilarse del trabajo no es jubilarse de la vida, es en este periodo en el que hay más tiempo y menos responsabilidades.
  6. En el imaginario colectivo la jubilación tiene una connotación muy negativa debido a que anteriormente por cuestiones de expectativa de vida, te jubilabas y morías. Actualmente esto ya no es una realidad, a los 60 años sigues siendo una persona fuerte y sana con muchos años por delante.
  7. El adulto mayor está lleno de experiencias y tiene la necesidad de dejar huella. 
  8. Sin movimiento no hay vida.
  9. La jubilación es un proceso impuesto por la sociedad, no hay por qué jubilarse …
Como tarea para la próxima clase quedó:
– Investigar acerca del proceso de jubilación en México
– Definir jubilación, saber describirla.
– Encontrar 5 ejemplos de soluciones que hayan logrado integrar al adulto mayor en otros contextos. De ser posible, que estas soluciones estén relacionadas con nuestros insights.
– Traer post-its para la próxima!
Fechas y Datos Importantes:
– La entrega estará compuesta por tres cosas: Presentación, reporte y un póster/infografía con resultados de investigación – ideación – prototipo
– Pre- entrega: 8 de mayo
– Entrega: 15 de mayo



One-dimensional maps: why an old form of mapmaking deserves a revival

An IDA talk by Laurance Penney

Until recently maps in the form of long strips were a widely used method of communication about travel and linear geographic features: roads, routes, railways, rivers and so on.

Laurence will present some of the best examples of one-dimensional mapmaking from the last 2,000 years. He questions assumptions that the dominant contemporary forms – Ordnance Survey, Google and sat-nav – perform the same tasks as well, and proposes one-dimensional approaches for modern, mobile devices. The audience will have the opportunity to handle many of the old maps directly. 

Laurence Penney is an independent consultant working mainly for MyFonts, which he helped set up in 1999.

Minuta DEI-II 13/02/14

Methods for Making Meaning out of Data

En clase presentamos los dos temas que ya se tenían asignados para exponer:

  • Affinity Diagramming
  • Parallel Clustering

Cada equipo realizo una presentación en Power Point para explicar en qué consistía cada una de las técnicas. Fue bastante enriquecedor ya que Nora y Sayuri nos daban ejemplos claros y precisos de muchos de los puntos que se abordaban durante la exposición.

Trabajamos en una técnica con la información de las entrevistas:

  • Informante 1
  • Informante 2
  • Informante 3

Comenzamos a mencionar algunos puntos respecto a la información que habíamos obtenido de las entrevistas, lo que nos parecía y les parecía  interesante, curioso, relevante o preocupante a los informantes.

Gustos, hobbies, actividades diarias, pasiones, intereses, limitaciones…

Lo mejor fue que utilizamos los “post-it”, realmente aplicamos la técnica 🙂

Sayuri nos ayudó mucho para que nos enfocáramos en los temas y no divagar tanto, lanzaba preguntas mucho más claras y precisas para lograr el objetivo y exponer las ideas adecuadas y lograr identificar algunas observaciones importantes.

Logramos definir un “insight”… LA LIBERTAD y seguiremos en esto la siguiente clase.

Nos veremos el jueves 20 en INSITUM.