Jeffrey Blais

883 Added | 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       

Typographic Illustration for ESPN NEXT

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

Typography

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 …

Mobile Photography

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 …

Self-awareness

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 …

Electric Vehicles

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 …

Buy More

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. …

Innovation

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 …

Design

How Designers Turn Into Design Leaders

<i>Design leadership is a hugely important topic these days. That’s why we’ve dedicated an entire track of our</i> <i>UI22 Conference Featured Talks</i> <i>to helping</i> …

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 …

Design

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 …

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 …

Time Management

The Top Dos And Don’ts Of Working With Creative People

Or, how not to be an asshole client.<p>Whenever designers get together, we complain about difficult clients. At the same time, we love our clients. And, of course, we need our clients. Any collaboration is only as good as the relationships, which take work. I realized long ago that my difficult …

Relationships

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

Employment

The Most Successful Brands Focus on Users — Not Buyers

What makes a brand successful in the digital age? A joint study by SAP, Siegel+Gale, and Shift Thinking suggests that digital brands don’t just do things differently; they also think differently. Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the <i>minds</i> of their customers, digital …

Customer Experience

Nissan's new Japan hotel takes automation to a new level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan already has the world's smartest toilets, but now there are smart shoes, furniture and accessories.<p>You might remember Nissan's 2016 marketing maneuver, when the Japanese carmaker introduced a line of self-driving chairs that could autonomously glide together using cameras and …

Autonomous Cars

Where is Experience Design headed in 2018?

Trends, by definition, come and go, but our mission as experience designers remains the same: to make people’s lives better. Here are my predictions …

Want To Design Great Digital Experiences? Start Working With Architects

Hans Neubert was chief creative officer at Frog and Huge. Here’s why he jumped ship for the largest architecture firm in the world.<p>We’re sitting at a hip hotel restaurant in Chicago, and Hans Neubert has commandeered all of the creamer. In fact, he’s assembled a small china cabinet of coffee cups, …

Disney World

Midnight Club: Inside Japan’s most infamous illegal street racing gang

Midnight in Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway, a 70km stretch of tarmac that traces the shoreline of Tokyo Bay. Lanes, three or four abreast, illuminated in …

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Want To Build A Culture Of Innovation? Master The Design Critique

Fifteen years as a design educator has taught Jon Kolko the right–and wrong–way to critique design work. He shares his process here.<p>The ability to give and take criticism effectively is a crucial part of the design process. And as companies increasingly embrace design, not just as a feature, but, …

Sketching

Predictions for the Year Ahead

<i>Huge’s strategists, technologists, UX designers, and creatives weigh in on what’s really relevant in 2018.</i><p>To look forward, we took a look back. What …

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?

Companies are finally listening to designers, writes Google Ventures’ Kate Aronowitz. Here’s what designers need to do now.<p>About 15 years ago when I started at my first tech company, design was seen by most as an afterthought. Even as a senior designer, I wasn’t invited to meetings to present my …

UX Design

What is leadership?

6 Things Leaders Do to Set Themselves Apart From the Pack

How many of these things do you do?<p>Entrepreneur and Marketer. CEO of Taco.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life has a way of getting away from everyone from time to time. But, leaders have to be proactive about not just letting life happen -- leaders need to make things …

Bill Gates

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

Design

4 Steps To Designing Your Dream Career

Designer Ayse Birsel shares her principles for how people can manifest their ideal lives.<p>“Today, we’re going to put ourselves in our own shoes. And we’re going to be kind to ourselves,” Ayse Birsel urges a room full of busy execs, entrepreneurs, and professionals at the Fast Company Innovation …

Entrepreneurship