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The Most Important Number In New Product Development

The development of new industrial products in American can be described by two different approaches – the operations vs. market approach. The operations approach is based on internal controls and an internal perspective. Some of these approaches are based on the methods of Lean Manufacturing where …

The Ultimate Introduction To Agile Project Management

The Brief<p>You’re in charge of delivering your company’s latest and greatest initiative that’s going to change the face of “Widgets International” …

6 Essential Guidelines for Taking The Sting Out of Critiquing

So what’s a sensible designer to do? Stiff upper lip? Grin and bear it? These wouldn’t hurt, but these don’t address the obvious question that’s being overlooked:<p><b>How can we make design feedback more effective?</b><p>Critiquing, both giving and receiving, is a skill that can be developed and improved for …

UX Design

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p><i>This article is part of a series on how to write a great business plan.</i><p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little …

Small Business

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

Luigi Potenza<p>Self Employed Read full profile<p>The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their …

Time Management

Experiments with Time: How to Take Back Your Day from the Grip of Procrastination

I love to experiment with my workday. The ability to do so, in fact, is one of the aspects I value most about working remotely.<p>These experiments are …

7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results<p>When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to …

Late And Over-Budget? A Method To Avoid Project Management Disasters

From a project management perspective, the construction of the Channel Tunnel between France and Britain is a classic failure. That is the only way to describe a project that ended up costing more than twice the amount budgeted and years behind schedule.<p>The problem that sinks many projects, like …

How To Reduce Friction With Good Design

Anders Toxboe, designer for Bonnier Interactive, cites motivation as the force that opposes friction in the realm of interaction design. A properly motivated user will be willing to withstand more friction and still have a positive experience. A poorly motivated user will, on the other hand, give …

UX Design

UI/UX Designer — what does it even mean?

A short primer on the skills you need to break into the industry.<p>We’ve noticed something funny at Designlab over the past few months. The web/mobile …

How to Begin a Daily Meditation Practice

Ten simple tips for making meditation a part of your life — starting now.<p>Our Optimal Living 101 series features summaries of courses offered through …

Meditation

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

By Marius Ursache,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1EivPqK<p><i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks?</i> …