Laura Garbarino

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Top 5 Mobile Design Trends To Look Out For In 2016

Consumers are spending more time consuming media on their mobile devices. The CMO Council reports that mobile digital media time in the US is now significantly higher at 51% compared to desktop media time at 42%. User experience is the central focus of the most relevant design trends, and …

UI Design

Medicine and Public Utility Regulation: Part I

Now that the one-year anniversary of the exchanges is upon us, I’d like to make a prediction about health law in a post-ACA era. Maybe it’ll prove …

Health Care

Everything You Need For The Ultimate Guest Room

All the Essentials<p><b>Basket of Basics</b><br>Offer a neat grouping of rolled towels, new toothbrushes, travel-size toiletries (including toothpaste and saline …

Cleaning

Design Thinking for Social Innovation - Featured Topics - Community - TakingITGlobal

This month we asked ourselves the question, what fuels effective social innovation? We are pleased to present our featured topic on Design Thinking …

Design

Stanford Offers Online Program in Design Thinking

Distance Learning<p>The Stanford Center for Professional Development will now offer its program on design thinking and team-building via a series of …

The Problem With Design Thinking Is That I Still Don't Know What Design Thinking Is

Design is hot. Design executives are being tasked with being design-driven, but don't have the tools or processes to sustain this effort. They …

How to Dress for a Day at the White House

This may come as a surprise to you, dear reader, but I don’t get invited to the White House every day. (Not even every month, the cads!) And so, when the opportunity arose to witness history in the making—namely the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative in action, in <i>the residence,</i> no less—I …

The Trouble With Design Thinking

In a new book, Fahrenheit 212’s Mark Payne chides companies for their approach to design thinking–and suggests a different approach.<p>In a new book out this week, Fahrenheit 212 cofounder Mark Payne exposes the perils of design thinking. This user-centered approach to solving problems has been …

Design

Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …

The Many, Many, Many Things You Should Say “No” To At Work

Forget having it all. NewBrand Analytics CEO Kristin Muhlner is having none of it. Look at all the things she says no to, and get inspired.<p>Kristin Muhlner is the CEO of NewBrand Analytics, which helps companies monitor social media chatter about them. She also has mastered the art of saying no, …

Sheryl Sandberg

Millennials: The WHY Behind Favorite Brands

Last week, we polled 150 Millennials about their favorite and least favorite brands (infographic here). First off, thanks to everyone who responded -- you came in like a wrecking ball with responses that ranged from the sophisticated to the sidesplitting. My personal faves were those who thought we …

There’s No Low-Hanging Fruit in Innovation

There is No Low-Hanging FruitI hear this idea a lot when organisations are trying to ramp up their innovation efforts:“We need to find some quick …

45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’

<b>Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’</b><p>Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be …

Why It’s Worth Making Time for This Lengthy Morning Ritual

The habit that will most help you focus and stay sane might initially sound like way too much of an effort.<p>When business owners go looking for productivity boosters, they're generally thinking of small changes that can help them squeeze more essential business tasks into their days. In other words, …

morningpages

Tech investor gets five towns to join social-health experiment | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology investor Esther Dyson thinks she has found the answer to America’s growing health concerns, and has enlisted five smaller cities across the country to try and prove it.<p>Dyson, an early investor in Square and board member for Yandex, Russia’s answer to Google Inc, …

50 Creative and Smart Home Products to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

Get ideas for home products that will make your life easier, or make great housewarming, wedding, and holiday gifts.

Bicyclick lets bikes act as one another's kickstands

Bicyclick is basically a set of handlebar plugs, one with a ball on the end, and one with a socket. They weigh 49 grams per set.<p>The idea is that if …

Kickstarter

5 Things That Make Your Home Look Messier Than It Is

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The Bare Truth About Hospitals, And Why It's Time For A Revolution

Going to a hospital for patient care has become almost more painful than an ailment itself. Hospitals—whether wittingly or not—are very militaristic with their uniforms, processes galore, hierarchy and power struggles—the unfortunate byproduct of being raised in a world that subscribes to the …

The Best Celebrity Highlights to Get for Summer

Highlight and lowlight inspiration for everything from barely-there dimension to full-on ribbons of gold.<p>Highlight and lowlight inspiration for everything from barely-there dimension to full-on ribbons of gold.

10 concerns and trends facing hospitals right now

July 17, 2014 | Print | Email<p>Hospitals and health systems are facing a large assortment of pressures, challenges and threats. Depending on their size …

7 Feng Shui Tips To Help You Get More Of What You Want

As grateful as a person can be for all that she has, more seems to be what pretty much everyone wants. More money, more love, more wellness, more …