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Market Growth with Firefox OS

We were so interested to see this great article from Bloomberg BusinessWeek concerning Mozilla’s growth in emerging markets. Sylver was able to contribute to the market research for the Firefox OS, and we’re pleased to see the innovation and development linked to their presence in new mobile technology. Is the Firefox Mobile Operating System a […]

Sylver and Mozilla Deliver Engaging Presentation at Northwestern University

Sylver Consulting’s President, Brianna Sylver, and Mozilla’s User Experience Research Manager, Cori Schauer, recently shared background and insights from their collaborative work together in Latin America at Northwestern’s Segal Design Institute. Their presentation, “Designing for the Next 2 Billion Users: Firefox OS Focuses on Emerging Markets,” showcased how their collaborative efforts to understand the values, […]

Sylver’s president, Brianna Sylver to Present at Northwestern University with Mozilla on Impacts of Latin America Study Findings

Sylver’s founder and president, Brianna Sylver, announced today that she, along with Mozilla’s user experience research lead, Cori Schauer, will be speaking at Northwestern University on May 7, 2013. In their one hour talk, Sylver and Schauer will dive into their topic, “Designing for the Next 2 Billion Users: Firefox OS Focuses on Emerging Markets” […]

Sylver and Mozilla: Capturing (and Sharing) the Climb

2012 gave Sylver the opportunity to help Mozilla chart new territory related to the development of their new mobile phone, taking us to Brazil and other locales in Latin America. Beyond the work being cool, (Come on, studying mobile behaviors in emerging markets? Can we say AWESOME!), it’s been a new, different, and wonderful experience […]

Sylver and Mozilla: Mobile Phone Usage in Brazil

Part 4 of the Mozilla Brazil mobile phone series tackles the issue of phone usage in Brazil. It turns out that many Brazilian consumers have more than one mobile phone. It’s not unusual for mobile users in Brazil to have multiple phones, plans and SIM cards, as they work the system to get the biggest […]

Sylver and Mozilla: Mobile Phone Sources in Brazil

In Part 3 of the Mozilla series on Brazil, the UX team reports in from the field with information on where people get their mobile phones. The research Mozilla and Sylver did in collaboration revealed that stores were not the number one source for mobile phones in Brazil. Rather, consumers of the C-class rely on […]

Sylver and Mozilla: Middle Class Money Strategies in Brazil

In Part 2 of Mozilla’s series on Brazil, the UX team discusses how the Brazilian C-Class’ views on money have impacted their product strategy. Prior to fieldwork, a fair amount of secondary research was done. It became apparent quite quickly that Americans and Brazilians relate to money and think about purchasing differently. Digging deeper to […]

Sylver and Mozilla: Take a Peek Behind the Scenes

Sylver Consulting recently partnered up with the User Experience Research team of Mozilla to study how the middle class of Brazil thinks about their phones and its uses and how Mozilla could best design the user experience for Firefox OS. Mozilla is documenting the process on their blog in a five part series with the […]