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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

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!

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.

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

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

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

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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.

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.

Faceted Finding with Super-Powered Breadcrumbs

Boxes and Arrows

Most of the today’s finding interfaces do not support integrated finding effectively, often creating disparate search and browse user interfaces that confound people with a jumble of controls competing for their attention.

IA Summit 10 - Dan Roam Keynote

Boxes and Arrows

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.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

IA Summit 10 - Day 1

Boxes and Arrows

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.

The Stranger's Long Neck

Boxes and Arrows

Show Time: 33 minutes 42 seconds. Download mp3 (audio only) Download m4a (with visuals, requires iTunes, Quicktime, or similar) Ireland’s Gerry McGovern shares a few of the key ideas in his recent publication The Stranger’s Long Neck – How to Deliver What Your Customers Really Want.

IA Summit 10 - Day 2

Boxes and Arrows

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 - Whitney Hess Keynote

Boxes and Arrows

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.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

IA Summit 10 - Day 3

Boxes and Arrows

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

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.

Google, Stanford, and The Government Fight Swine Flu

Boxes and Arrows

Bolt | Peters recently collaborated with Stanford University’s Bill Behrman on designing the Google Sites template for local governments to use as a backup to deliver information on the H1N1 outbreak, and also disasters and emergencies in general.

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!

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What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

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.

Working Smarter conversation with Jay Cross

Xplaner

Had a nice conversation this morning with Jay Cross and I asked him to do a walk-through of my notes from the conversation. You can see a larger version of the video here and you can see the full sketch on Flickr (and add your notes!) Did you like this? If so, please consider buying me a coffee!

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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.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Jason Fried on simplicity

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Jason Fried on Simplicity. Open Jason Fried on Simplicity on NextSlide. Dave Gray talks with Jason Fried of 37 Signals about simplicity, Twitter, Blogger, Mies Van Der Rohe, Antonio Gaudi and their influence in his design work. Did you like this? If so, please consider buying me a coffee!

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.

Jason Fried on nature

Xplaner

A short, 5-minute chat with Jason Fried about nature and how it influences his work. Did you like this? If so, please consider buying me a coffee!

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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.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs. Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Quality onboarding is the first step towards turning a newly acquired user into a repeat user. If you're looking to optimize your onboarding to improve your activation metrics, this webinar is for you. Ruben Ugarte will be focusing on how to improve all aspects of onboarding experiences by understanding how your current onboarding process is stacking up, and giving you the tools to prioritize what to try changing. With improved onboarding, you'll see less drop-off and a happier user experience.