Emotional Design with A.C.T. - Part 1

Boxes and Arrows

12 Wikipedia (2010, January 2). As UX professionals, we strive to design engaging experiences. These experiences help to forge relationships between the products we create and the people who use them.

Design 105

Designing for Social Interaction

Boxes and Arrows

It took both the telephone and the mobile phone 15 years to amass 100 million users, but Facebook did it in 9 months. We see more and more people becoming connected on online social networks, and it seems our networks are growing exponentially.

Design 110

Bringing User Centered Design to the Agile Environment

Boxes and Arrows

When the exciting opportunity to work in a post-bubble dot.com startup arose, I jumped to take it. I had the luxury of doing things exactly as I thought right, and for a while it was truly fantastic.

Agile 111

IA Summit 10 - Dan Roam Keynote

Boxes and Arrows

2010 IA Summit theme music generously provided by Bumper Tunes. | This year marks the 11th annual Information Architecture Summit. Our theme is meant to inspire everyone in the community—even those who aren’t presenting or volunteering—to bring their best ideas to the table.

So You Wanna Build a Library, Eh?

Boxes and Arrows

The following article is an abridged version of Chapter 7 of Nathan Curtis’s 2009 book, Modular Web Design published by New Riders. The book’s first half addresses how to modularly break down your design, build it back up, and communicate in new and interesting ways.

Case study of agile and UCD working together

Boxes and Arrows

Large scale websites require groups of specialists to design and develop a product that will be a commercial success. To develop a completely new site requires several teams to collaborate and this can be difficult. Particularly as different teams may be working with different methods.

Faceted Finding with Super-Powered Breadcrumbs

Boxes and Arrows

Instead, as shown in Figure 7, Edmunds.com resets the model year to the current year, 2010, which simply disappears from the breadcrumb.

IA Summit 10 - Day 1

Boxes and Arrows

2010 IA Summit theme music generously provided by Bumper Tunes. In this open-format discussion from the 2010 IA Summit, facilitated by Nick Finck, practitioners talk about how our profession can pave the way to a bright future.

IA Summit 10 - Whitney Hess Keynote

Boxes and Arrows

2010 IA Summit theme music generously provided by Bumper Tunes Keynotes. | “Day 1 – Dan Roam &# :[link] | “Day 2 – Richard Saul Wurman &# :[link] | Day 3 – Whitney Hess | Additional podcasts will be posted as available over the coming weeks.

IA Summit 10 - Day 2

Boxes and Arrows

2010 IA Summit theme music generously provided by Bumper Tunes. This year marks the 11th annual Information Architecture Summit. Our theme is meant to inspire everyone in the community—even those who aren’t presenting or volunteering—to bring their best ideas to the table.

IA Summit 10 - Day 3

Boxes and Arrows

2010 IA Summit theme music generously provided by Bumper Tunes. This year marks the 11th annual Information Architecture Summit. Our theme is meant to inspire everyone in the community—even those who aren’t presenting or volunteering—to bring their best ideas to the table.

IA Summit 10 - Richard Saul Wurman Keynote

Boxes and Arrows

2010 IA Summit theme music generously provided by Bumper Tunes. | “Day 1 Keynote – Dan Roam&# :[link] | Day 2 Keynote – Richard Saul Wurman |. In this keynote presentation from the 2010 IA Summit, Mr. Wurman discusses his 19.20.21

Google, Stanford, and The Government Fight Swine Flu

Boxes and Arrows

Note: Nate and Tony’s book on remote testing, “Remote Research&# :[link] will be published by Rosenfeld Media in 2010.

Jason Fried on design

Xplaner

Jason Fried on Design. Open Jason Fried on Design on NextSlide. Dave Gray talks with Jason Fried of 37 Signals about his design process. Did you like this? If so, please consider buying me a coffee!

How to Win Friends and Influence People Remotely

Boxes and Arrows

Living in Australia and working with team members based in the US and India, discovering ways of being more effective in my job, has become a bit of a hobby. However my situation is not unique. Knowledge workers are increasingly required to work in a distributed manner – in some cases this is working specific weekdays from home, in other cases it involves close interaction with team members spread across continents.

The complete value creation model

Innovation 360

As promised, here comes the complete value creation model I have developed over the years – all development made in real and challenging business development cases.

The complete value creation model

Innovation 360

As promised, here comes the complete value creation model I have developed over the years – all development made in real and challenging business development cases.

Company is a force for good

Innovation 360

Today, when moderating a table at founder alliance one of the delegates just came from a meeting with Bransson who dropped the line “Company is a force for good” Worth thinking about.

Drawing facial expressions

Xplaner

Here’s a quick video on drawing facial expressions. You might also want to check out a related post from Communication Nation in 2005. You can also see a larger version of the video here. Did you like this? If so, please consider buying me a coffee!

Video 61

The flying geese

Innovation 360

In the Spring, when you see geese heading North for the Summer or South in the Fall, flying along in ”V” formation, you might be interested in knowing what scientists have discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following.By flying in ”V ” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

The enemy of past success

Innovation 360

There is nothing more dangerous believing you are successful, nothing in the past success guarantees any future success. It is your perception and capability that impact future success. Even things happening that are feelt to be out of you control you can still adopt to it, overcome it and finally learn how to live under uncertainty.

THE INNOVATIVE TREND CREATES DEMAND FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PEOPLE

Innovation 360

The most trendy right seems to be innovation. Companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google has created a wave of management literature, lectures and theories that will help others to think as creatively. Innovation has long been recognized as key to getting businesses to achieve success. Innovation creates new markets and opportunities for improvement.

THE INNOVATIVE TREND CREATES DEMAND FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PEOPLE

Innovation 360

The most trendy right seems to be innovation. Companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google has created a wave of management literature, lectures and theories that will help others to think as creatively. Innovation has long been recognized as key to getting businesses to achieve success. Innovation creates new markets and opportunities for improvement.

ZipBuds: a short story in product development

Bennett Cherry

When students ask what it takes to get a product developed from concept to consumer, I now have another great example to share with them: ZipBuds, from Digital Group Audio (DGA).A A little background would help, wouldn't it? Here's how it goes.Erik Groset, President and Co-Founder of DGA, has been a featured Guest Entrepreneur in my classes over the past 2 years and has done a masterful job of. confidence ingenuity innovation perseverance photography solving a pain stories student entrepreneurs

NEW CREATIVITY

Innovation 360

Art for art’s sake has become an obsolete expression and entrepreneurship is the solution to the cultural worker’s needs. Our politician aims to bring out the entrepreneurial spirit of our artist, e.g. as the Swedish government has now developed an action plan for cultural and creative industries.

It’s The Angels’ Time

Innovation 360

That was the theme a few days back at 2010 Angel Capital Association Summit in San Francisco and the title of the speech by angel investor and blogger Basil Peters , who asserted that VCs are essentially dinosaurs saddled with too-big funds at a time when entrepreneurs can create companies cheaply and quickly, sometimes over a weekend.

Entrepreneurship by son of the preacher

Innovation 360

The other day I spoke to Hans Rosling , professor in global health and advisor to the world’s leaders. He gave me he gave me a very tangible advice on how to establish a business in Africa as I was writing a trendwatch about Africa together with my college and friend Maria Sporre: “Find a missionary’s son who you can work with, listen carefully and stay place to understand the culture.” ” If you are intressted in the full trendwatxh please visit [link].

Even more insanely by Steve Jobs

Innovation 360

When it comes to innovation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is legendary. His company slogan “Think Different” is more than a marketing tool. It’s a way of life–a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation that anyone can apply to any field of endeavor.

Tools 40

DNA coded pit falls

Innovation 360

I all companies I have worked in or with, including the one with the best entrepreneurs, there are a few pit falls that seems to be inherited in entrepreneurship regardless of culture, trade or geography. Before pointing those out outlining my suggestions let´s set the scene: The DNA of entrepreneurship is about believing, it is about doing the impossible, literal going where no man went before– with determination, focus and a pathological believe that you will success.

DNA coded pit falls

Innovation 360

I all companies I have worked in or with, including the one with the best entrepreneurs, there are a few pit falls that seems to be inherited in entrepreneurship regardless of culture, trade or geography. Before pointing those out outlining my suggestions let´s set the scene: The DNA of entrepreneurship is about believing, it is about doing the impossible, literal going where no man went before– with determination, focus and a pathological believe that you will success.

Social entrepreneurship – philanthropy or business?

Innovation 360

Sweden was distinguished visit in the spring, by Richard Branson, CSR’s new rock star and super-entrepreneur. Not only as a model for social responsibility – in his own special style, he has also taken the throne as a social entrepreneur with the now winged words “a business is a force for doing good” But what is social entrepreneurship really?

A new cool blog…

Innovation 360

A new cool blog about entrepreneurship is up – cretated by my angel college Gustaf Brandberg, have a look at [link]. Enjoy. Magnus. The post A new cool blog… appeared first on Home of Innovation. Blog Uncategorized

Do you want to build Sweden’s leading HR-consultancy company!

Innovation 360

Today aligning firm’s capabilities with the strategic intent is crucial, defining and developing the organization’s sweet spot essential. It’s a lot of article about the subject in Harvard Business Review among other, a lot of insights gains from former experts on intellectual capital and knowledge management but the real value comes with aligning and implementing the insights in the firms line of sight. Through the whole organization releasing the power and full potential.

The only we know is that we are uncertain about the future

Innovation 360

Are we facing a boom, a double dip, or a potential break-down of the global environment? No one can know for sure? The degree of uncertainty is higher than for a long time. We probable has to go back as far as the industry revolution to experience the same degree of uncertainty. Can we learn from history? Yes, but there are also differences making the assumptions and risk mitigation harder and less likely to be based on past experience.

Is the Indian IT miracle over?

Innovation 360

Driving back and forth to you job in Munbai is like smoking a packaged of cigarettes, and nothing become better. Indian government spend 17 dollar per capita and year in infrastructure while China spend 116 dollar. The Indian mentality is pretty much having a back-up plan for the back-up plan while China is straighter forward, which both impact business life as well as infrastructure and the sociality in general.

Why is it hard to be a good manager?

Innovation 360

The world seems slowly to recover, we are back in black again. Even banks in the UK are back, Greece are progressing and maybe there is a light of hope. There will always be tuff times, good times and new challenges to deal with. As a leader you know that. But why is it so difficult to act on long term objectives? I think we can see the answer in what happening in the world in general.

When will the nation of Facebook have their own police force?

Innovation 360

July 21st Facebook announced it had 500m users. According to the Economist Facebook have started to act like a country having diplomatic relationship with nations and top politicians such as Britain’s prime minister David Cameron. I agree with the economist, Facebook is beginning to act like a nation with their own rules and laws. Like when they were asked to remove a tribute to a murderer, they refused.

Venture Capital in Scandinavia

Innovation 360

Just got introduced new interesting site, www.scandinavianinvestmentnetwork.com. An online matching service for angel investors seeking investment opportunities and entrepreneurs seeking capital. It is part of Angel Investment Network Ltd, a London-based company that was founded in 2004 having 30 networks all over the world. It is an amazing source of knowledge if you are interested in venture and entrepreneur trends.

Venture Capital in Scandinavia

Innovation 360

Just got introduced new interesting site, www.scandinavianinvestmentnetwork.com. An online matching service for angel investors seeking investment opportunities and entrepreneurs seeking capital. It is part of Angel Investment Network Ltd, a London-based company that was founded in 2004 having 30 networks all over the world. It is an amazing source of knowledge if you are interested in venture and entrepreneur trends.

What is value – a definition that helps!

Innovation 360

The tricky thing when selling is that you think you can sell on the right price or on value, but that´s not true at all. All people buy on value, the perceived value. However, if your offer s equal your competitors then the price will be the only discriminator but still the customer or client buy on value. If you can differentiate yourself then it is possible to adjust the price to a level close to the value for the buyer. But what is value?

Charging for value – Sure…

Innovation 360

Over the last decade it has been a lot of discussions about pricing based on value. However, there are several issues related to that and not an easy task. To begin with your company must be committed to really go for value creation meaning down prioritize other activities that might be short term valuable for the organization but not long term value crating for the customer.

Why HR people has difficulties getting attention in Sweden

Innovation 360

As late as the other day I got it confirmed again. A lot of Swedish HR people does have a dominating PA perspective (PA=personal administration; employee admin) on their function, meaning less business-orientation. Which I also believe is the reason why Swedish HR people complain that they do not get the right attention on C-level. If you are a Swedish reader you can also read an interesting post on Magnus Dalsvall´s blog about the different HR perspective n the Swedish debate [link].

No honey, no money

Innovation 360

Over the past year I have I have meet up with several real professionals running their operations with precisions and knowledge, also profitable. Bur no exceptional growth rate, and all with a fear of being challenged by new entrants. Probably because they are professionals understanding their market logic, they will be challenged and they will not grow much more.