Jeffrey Blais

900 Flips | 2 Magazines | 29 Likes | 4 Following | 12 Followers | @JBlais | Experience Design, Storytelling and Digital Thought Leadership that expand the boundaries on how people experience brands.For the last 20 years, Jeff has been driving Experience Design, Design Strategy and Delivery, and Innovative Digital Solutions for top brands across the globe such as AT&T, Fiat Chrysler, Citi, SingTel, Staples, Motorola, Hyundai, AIG, Nissan and more… linkedin.com/in/jeffreyblais       

Prototyping in Design Thinking: How to Avoid Six Common Pitfalls

<i>The Design Thinking process cannot be done without prototyping and testing. However, for companies or teams unfamiliar with the Design Thinking</i> …

200+ Powerpoint Slide Presentation to Drive a Meeting or Give a Keynote Talk

<b>Scroll down for images and videos.</b> We've put together the a complete reference keynote & meeting presentation with over 200 designed slides to help …

From Muji to Ikea: Why the best retailers think like UX designers

The most successful brands treat their customers as users, not buyers. Here’s how.<p>Imagine walking into a store and finding a fitting room full of outfits curated just for you–items you reserved online, and a few chosen for you based on what you’ve bought in the past. You like a pair of jeans and a …

eCommerce

Why Designers are going to take over the world — Design Thinking explained

About thirty years ago, Apple Computers released the first ever personal computer with a graphical user interface and named it Lisa. Although, the …

Design

8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

Many people mistake tiny homes for delicate structures that provide a minimal amount of space for simple living. But these modern tiny homes are …

Design Your Employee Experience as Thoughtfully as You Design Your Customer Experience

Improving customer experience is often a top business priority, but what about employee experience?<p>Temkin Group reports a correlation between employee engagement and success in customer experience. In its 2016 Employee Engagement Benchmark Study, the firm showed that companies that excel at …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

The 1980 Television Debut of U2

In 1980, a fresh-faced young Irish band who called themselves U2 made their television debut on the RTE program <i>The Late Late show</i>, which was hosted …

Why Design Thinking Is Critical For A Digital Future

No disruptive innovations can be made without understanding the customer’s needs.<p>In today’s rapidly developing and increasingly digital world, …

After Traveling to 25 Countries, I Can Tell You These Are the Only 11 Phrases You Need to Get By

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn …

Experimental Poster Designs: Zero Posters Vol.1

Let's kick it off with an experimental poster design project entitled: Zero Posters Vol. 1. Designed by Alaa Tameem and tariq yosef shishani, they …

This sandbox lets you terraform planets with your bare hands

A new installation at London’s V&A Museum invites visitors to move mountains–with some help from AI.<p>The design studio Tellart wants to turn you into a god.<p>The studio’s Terraform Table lets you create planetary landscapes in a sandbox that’s rigged with plenty of tech, including digital projections, …

Artificial Intelligence

Customer Journey Maps - Walking a Mile in Your Customer’s Shoes

<i>Perhaps the biggest buzzword in customer relationship management is “engagement”. Engagement is a funny thing, in that it is not measured in likes,</i> …

Customer Experience

How Tiny Houses Can Support Sustainable Development

There are many reasons why people choose the tiny house lifestyle. Traveling with your home is a common one, or it could be because you want to live …

Sustainability

40 Best Belly-Shrinking Foods

Have you succumbed to sporting mom jeans or donning a dad bod? It’s never too late to get your body back in shape—especially when there are plenty of …

Nutrition

An Example of the Industrial Design Process in the Consumer Product Space

Designing and modeling a wireless phone charger using existing hardware<p>This week industrial designer Eric Strebel not only shows us a new modelmaking …

Product Design

What in the World Are Microinteractions?

You're reading What in the World Are Microinteractions?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

UI Design

Typographic Illustration for ESPN NEXT

Andrew Footit recently had the privilege to work with ESPN The Magazine on their NEXT Feature. The project included a typographic Intro Illustration …

This upcoming adapter will let you use your favorite camera lens w/ an iPhone

Getting that perfect shot with your smartphone has become immensely easier over the years as Apple, Google and other manufacturers have placed more emphasis on photo-capturing capabilities. Accessory makers have bolstered iPhone and Android phone cameras as well, with a variety of clip on lenses …

Android Phones

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

Dramatic Changes In EV Market In Past 5 Years, & What Will Drive Mainstream Adoption

<b>Published on</b> October 1st, 2017 | <i>by Court Nederveld</i><p>0<p>October 1st, 2017 by <b>Court Nederveld</b><p>Originally published on <i>EV Obsession</i>.<p>What would it take to get a …

Powering the future of mobility

As drivers buy more electric vehicles, power companies look to benefit from increasing demand. But the emerging mobility ecosystem offers even more …

Customers

Evolving Dynamics in the Luxury EV Space will Push OEMs to Look into Innovative Integration of Services and Experience as a Revenue Stream in the Future

DUBLIN, Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --<p>The "Future Trends in Luxury Electric Vehicle Market in North America and Europe 2016 - 2025" report has been added to <b>Research and Markets'</b> offering.<p>Stringent emission regulations have pushed luxury OEMs to electrify their offerings to adhere to the standards. …

Awesome Animated Mockups for Your Next Killer Presentation

There are so many things to love about being a designer in this day and age. The community is connected and quite strong. There are plenty of great …

Mockups

Want to Be a Great Leader? The Smartest Ones Start by Doing These 4 Rare Things

If you want your employees to respect you and give you exceptional performance, adopt these four behaviors of the best leaders.<p>Do you work for a boss who has been defined as a "driver?" You know, he or she "drives performance" and "drives results." Maybe even "drives people?" (Maybe into the …

Leadership

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together

Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to track their sleep and adjust their behavior so that they played at peak performance. But for the players, the experience was challenging. Rise expected athletes to …

How Designers Turn Into Design Leaders

It often starts the way it did for LaiYee Ho and Nick Stamas.<p>LaiYee, a UX designer, and others on her team at the home automation company Wink were …

5 Steps to Using Design Thinking in Learning Experience Design

Traditional instructional design models are based on systems thinking, a paradigm that promotes an analytical mindset. But our work also requires …

All Design is User Experience (UX) Design by Bill Hunter | Sponsored Insights

Imagine walking into your favorite restaurant.<p>You’re greeted with a friendly smile and led to your favorite table in the corner. The kind waitstaff …

UX Design

Time Management vs. Attention Management: What’s the Difference?

geralt / PixabayWhen you think about it, “time management” is sort of an odd phrase. Time always marches forward, and we all have the same number of …