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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!

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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.

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 Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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

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

Boxes and Arrows

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

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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.

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.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

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.

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.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

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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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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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.

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.

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].

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

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?

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.