Build Measure Learn vs. Learn Measure Build

Grasshopper Herder

The Build Measure Learn loops is backwards. There is a presumption that if you build something and slap some analytics on it then you will inevitably learn. Lean Startups and Customer Development build measure learn Minimum Viable Product startup

Flow, Mastery and Ease-of-Use

Boxes and Arrows

Design Principles Learning From OthersRecently the web design community has been eating up the secrets of game design. The Gamification trend merely borrowed simple game mechanics, from badges to progress bars.

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Integrating UX into the Product Backlog

Boxes and Arrows

“Agile Development: Lessons learned from the first scrum” Cutter Agile Project Management Advisory Service, Executive Update, Vol. Teams moving to agile often struggle to integrate agile with best practices in user-centered design (UCD) and user experience (UX) in general.

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The Past and Future of Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

Weren’t her customers learning something about creating experiences for others? It’s also arrogant to believe that we can’t learn from theater or retail or any other human domain how to improve the things we design and deliver.

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Leonardo's Kitchen Nightmare

Boxes and Arrows

You learn from your failures. You can learn from failures. We fail to explore lessons learned. Do not be afraid to fail, as you learn the most from your attempts. “It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

Are Design Patterns an Anti-pattern?

Boxes and Arrows

Should junior people learn from the documents or, as is typical in the crafts, apprentice with an experienced designer? Should junior people learn from the documents or, as is typical in the crafts, apprentice with an experienced designer?

10 Lean Startup Machine Tips and Tricks

Grasshopper Herder

I was at Lean Startup Machine in New York last weekend and I was so impressed by a post by Cindy Alvarez that Trevor distributed, 10 Things I’ve Learned, that I decided to blatantly copy her and create my own top ten list. Unfortunately I’m a terrible editor. So here are 21 things: …and the [.]. Lean Startups and Customer Development


The Risk of Building the Wrong Stuff

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startups build measure learnAs business people, we need to manage our risks. We sound very intelligent when we do this, but it occasionally leads to incredibly stupid behavior.

The Story's the Thing

Boxes and Arrows

How do they tend to learn—by written instruction or hands-on activity, by rote or through improvisation? I learned these things by watching and conversing. Much more recently, I had the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization whose mission was to educate people about breast cancer, as well as provide an online forum for them to share and learn from one another.

Das Design Revolution

Boxes and Arrows

If the designer has seen the problem solved by their favourite app on their iPhone, which was approved by Apple, then it must be the best process and the users will eventually just learn how to use the system. Experience design comrades, I speak to you today because I have a vision. A vision where one day the person who really matters is back at the heart of our design processes.

The Last Word on This Election Year


All week I have been trying to devise a clean getaway post for the year 2012 and it has been a struggle. I referred to a recent hiring notice from the Obama 2012 campaign. And it won the 2012 campaign.

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What is Gamification?


The data that is available from websites, applications and different processes that employ gamification suggests improvements have been made in areas such as user engagement, ROI, quality of date and learning.

Edutainment No More


” by Ken Goldstein (ACM Computers in Entertainment: May 1, 2012). Here in my mind is the problem—we continue for some reason to want to draw a line between education and entertainment, between learning and playing, between rote study and inspired imagination.

Don’t Fear the Fad


I worry whether the company is a one-trick pony , whether it has created a learning culture where success and failure are both studied. As an investor, can you ever know for certain if that newfangled gizmo come to market is the real deal or a fad?

Comfortably Numb, Stupidly Unashamed


Is there any way that hour could be better used, perhaps to learn the name of a local candidate running for State Assembly or why Shakespeare wrote The Merchant of Venice ? I have been agonizing for weeks whether to write about Rielle Hunter. The notion of a single additional millisecond consumed by the public on this media danse macabre peels the skin from my typing fingers.

The Ultimate Broker


If we take it on faith that basic human needs and behaviors don’t change that much—we sleep, we eat, we learn, we love, we move, we fight, we heal, we protect, we shop—then the march of progress marked by improvements in technology finds reward when disruptors help us do those things better. “Uncovering hidden supply to meet pent-up demand is the magic behind some of today’s most exciting start-ups.”

Creativity and Courage


Roosevelt is optimistic about America’s role in the New World, the rising living standard for the middle class, and the importance of learning — academic and experiential — to the evolution of our civilization. “The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer,” spoke the former President.

If You Want To Learn Problem Solving, Learn From Designers


He wanted to know my thoughts on the best way to learn how to solve problems. My response: If you want to learn about problem solving, learn from designers. This is why I believe you should learn from designers if you want to learn problem solving.

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Innovations to be thankful for… & the importance of the NPD process

Robert Brands

This week, let’s reflect on some of 2012’s best new ideations. Read on for a list of five amazing innovations that have been granted the prestigious Edison Award in 2012 ( [link] ). . Nest Learning Thermostat by Nest. After sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner last week, it is hard not to think of all that we have to be thankful for. In the past year there have been some incredible new innovations revolutionizing the way people live their lives.

What drives Innovation and who owns it?

Robert Brands

To get some real world insight, on April 26th of this year the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) announced the winners of its 2012 Innovations in Employee Ownership Award , sponsored by TEOCO. To learn more about the above ownership points, and for more real-world inspiration read Robert’s Rules of Innovation. Ownership is one of the key imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation.

3 Strategies for Efficient and Effective Teamwork

Robert Brands

Discussing the presentation as a group “enhances the learning experience,” says one expert from You’ve just asked your employees to collaborate on an important group project. After taking time to photocopy a stack of handouts about the project, the group waits for a conference room to become available. Finally seated around the table, the group stares down at their paperwork until the meeting disperses, not to meet again for days or weeks.

Innovation Balancing Act

Robert Brands

You can learn more about the above points, including how to protect your ideas, by reading Robert’s Rules of Innovation. On June 15th of this year, Nik Wallenda became the first person ever to walk across the roaring Niagra Falls on a 2-inch wire. After battling wind swells, and thick mist, Wallenda completed his walk crossing from the United States into Canada. He was greeted by a Canadian customs agent who asked, “What is the purpose of your trip sir?”

I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.O.N : Creating a Culture of Innovation

Robert Brands

Now you can provide ongoing training of employees to sustain the learning process, share best practices real-time, and provide instant, virtual coaching to team members world wide! Innovation in business is the development of new customer value through solutions that meet new needs, inarticulate needs, or current needs in new ways. Innovation in and of itself is the key to a company’s survival. It is the lifeblood of a company.

Supporting the “R” in R&D

Robert Brands

Through research, Thomas Edison learned 5,999 times how NOT to do it! When it comes to Research and Development (R&D), a majority of the new product development process involves the “D” from concept to launch. However, the “R” is where most breakthroughs come from – and it is in jeopardy due to recessionary cuts and the short-term pressure for monthly and quarterly results.

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Disruption: Coming Soon to a University Near You

Bill Fischer

It's becoming a familiar story, university experiences are increasingly being characterized by: impractical learning, out-of-touch faculty, exorbitant tuitions, time-wasting requirements and diminishing probabilities of employment. At the same time, we are living in an era when many of our heroes — Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg,

Digital Learning and the Realtime Marketing Lab Tour in a City Close to You!


Suppose you are a marketing professional or a non-marketing leader wanting to go deep in learning about what digital marketing should be doing for your organization’s success. Digital Learning and the Realtime Marketing Lab Tour.

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

They say you never learn something until you teach it. Of these articles, two articles in 2009 and 2012 compare open and user innovation, the latter with Marcel Bogers (who did his diss at EPFL on UI). Creativity and Innovation Management 21, 1 (2012): 61-75.

Learning to be Innovative – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact


Thus, for insurance and transportation firms, Uber’s early successes in 2011 – 2012 could have yielded important insights about the future of transportation, urban living, and the sharing economy. [This blog post was reproduced from an original paper on Future Building.

Case Studies: Learning from Failure, or Dying from it


What can we learn from their innovation failures? caption id="attachment_52603" align="aligncenter" width="780"] Failure in innovation is expected, and is a good thing, provided you learn from your mistakes. On February 1, 2012, JCPenney launched a new pricing method. Experimentation, and the resulting failure, need to be part of a carefully regimented system, so as to learn what works and what doesn’t.

Sustainable futures based on Shakespeare

Norbert Bol

For that reason allegories can be used as an instrument for learning, because allegories are more to be seen as a figure of speech that convey a deeper meaning and it is up to the reader to understand and assimilate the underlying context.

6 Things you may not know about MOOCs


Despite sounding like a Dr Seuss character, MOOCs are actually seriously learning tech. In the process the internet is now jam-packed with seriously mind-blowing learning opportunities, many of them free. E-learning

Innovation in the Automotive Industry


The company has disclosed more than 30 investments since 2012; with 10 in 2017 alone. Download our whitepaper, “ Innovation in the Automotive Industry ” to learn what the team thinks about a range of enabling technologies, such as LiDAR, 3D mapping, vision systems, and more.

PBTO39: The Importance of Serendipity and The Courage to Defy Conventions with Sairee Chahal

Rmukesh Gupta

Sairee is a finalist for the Cartier Women’s Award Initiative for 2012 , a TED speaker. She was named one of the Most Powerful Women in Indian Business 2012 and has been featured on shows like Young Turks, Pioneering Spirit and What Women Want. Who is on the show today.

Two years later, Lichtenthaler count stands at 16

Open Innovation

The article was published in the April-June 2012 issue of JET-M. Lichtenthaler Retractions: Two Years Later The first retraction of any article by Dr. Lichtenthaler began in June 2012 with an article retracted by Strategic Organization. Conley, Nils Omland (2012).

L'affaire Lichtenthaler still not over

Open Innovation

One is for an accepted article published online a year ago (5 June 2012), but not yet in print. The Wiley website says : The above article from Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, “Technological turbulence and the impact of exploration and exploitation within and across organizations on product development performance,” by Ulrich Lichtenthaler, published online on April 2012 in Wiley Online Library, DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00520.x, Conley, Nils Omland (2012).