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8 shortcuts for better, faster design research – GV Library

I’ve been doing design and UX research for almost 24 years. In that time, I’ve learned a lot, and I hope I’ve gotten better at it over the years.<p>One …

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use to Get the Job Done

<b>Katia Verresen</b><b>'s new client had a big problem</b>: He needed to find 3 to 4 extra hours in his day. This, of course, seemed like an impossible feat for …

Self-help

A New App Helps You Find Those Cool Boots You Saw On The Subway

ASAP54 lets you hunt down coveted items of clothing using just an image, filling a void in the world of online shopping.<p>Have you ever developed one of those borderline creepy obsessions with a piece of clothing you spied on a stranger, vowed to find it and buy it, then realized that searching …

Fjord Trends 2018

Fjord's 2018 Trends are our collective thoughts around the key trends that will impact businesses and society in the year to come.

Brand building in a digital age: Old thinking for new times

Seth's Blog

Consider travel as an example:<p>If you've arranged the flights on the monitor in order of flight time, not destination, requiring me to stop and take …

Designs of the Year

The pussyhat, an earpiece that translates languages in real time and clothing by Kanye West are featured in the Design Museum’s tenth Designs of the …

Fashion data tool Editd helps Asos push revenues up 37%

The London startup's insights into consumer fashion retail trends is being used by 200 Asos staff, with pricing information key to helping push sales, says the firm<p>Online fashion retailer Asos claimed a 37% revenue increase in the last quarter to 2013 thanks to data insights that helped structure …

Facebook’s New “Creative Labs” Lets The 6,000-Employee Giant Move Fast Like A Startup

It’s tough to experiment with a billion people watching. At that scale, Facebook’s mantras of “move fast and break things” and “Done is better than perfect” don’t quite work. But it’s exactly those philosophies Facebook needs to discover the lean, single-purpose experiences people want on mobile. …

The unsexy side of responsiveness

The Undercurrent guys are saying some very smart things over here (and here). The notion of a ‘responsive organisation’ is perfectly phrased. It …

Hello ‘responsive’, goodbye ‘digital’

Look around, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Welcome to the the next chapter of business strategy.<p>In almost any established business, ‘digital’ was …

Scott Hurff

Facebook Paper's gestural hell<p>4 years ago<p>Facebook's release of Paper yesterday on the App Store breaks a string of uninspired releases outside of …

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Behind the Scenes of the Series A Crunch

You just aren’t Responsive<p>While there doesn’t need to be another post dissecting the idea of the “Series A Crunch,” Nikhil Basu Trivedi’s recent …

Responsive Retail

Some people call companies like Burberry, Amazon, and Walmart ‘good at digital’. We call them responsive organizations.<p>Digital technology has …

Apple iBeacon: Brining Art Galleries To Life

Aside from pushing offers and discounts, Apple’s new iBeacon technology provides a whole different way at creating native location based interaction …

The Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

In The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen uncover the …

Introducing Fast Company’s Most Creative People In Business 1000

They’re an innovative community, a well of creative inspiration, and the source of breaking news across the quickly changing industries Fast Company covers. Get to know the MCP 1000 here.<p>Today <i>Fast Company</i> launches the Most Creative People in Business 1000, a new resource that defines an …

Creativity

Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion

Google has announced the pending acquisition of smart home device maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.<p>Nest earned acclaim for its first product, a learning thermostat, and had just launched Protect, a smart smoke detector, late last year.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are …

PeterSmart › Rethink the Airline Boarding Pass

Clear Hierarchy<p>Information is presented logically so you can quickly see what you need to.<p>Legible Information<p>Users need to see quickly and act …

How Tumblr Onboards New Users

Tumblr.com, 01/2014<p>Tumblr's onboarding is a masterclass in refinement, simplicity, and driving mobile adoption via a desktop workflow. Enjoy!<p>How …

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frog<p>We transform businesses at scale.<p>Creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver distinctly better experiences for consumers, …

Pizza Hut sold $1 million in pizzas through Xbox 360 in four months

Expect more pizza ordering options on your video game consoles, based on the success of Pizza Hut's Xbox 360 app that launched last year. Within the first four months of the Pizza Hut app's existence, it did more than $1 million in business through Xbox Live, the company said.<p>"It's been a source of …

The Year in Kickstarter 2016

How Marketing Will Change In 2014: The Creative Forecast

What will be the forces shaping brand creativity in the coming year? Creative professionals weigh in–and also share their own plans for a more creative 2014.<p>The very definition of marketing has been morphing for years now, altered by a series of game-changing forces. First, the rise of digital …

The Verge 50

The Fifty<p>We don’t make a lot of lists at <i>The Verge</i>. We don’t make a habit of handing out awards, accolades, or unwarranted high fives. And we certainly don’t do it lightly, if we do it at all. If we’re going to tell you that you should care about something or someone, we try and make it count. We …

4 Reasons Why Apple's iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalized map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most. You pause in …

The 7 Myths of Innovation

In The Power of Why Amanda Lang argues that innovation is simpler than you think.<p>One reason we're endlessly focused on expert innovation, or as she …

Scaling Your UX Strategy

In business today, “user experience” (or UX) has come to represent all of the qualities of a product or service that make it relevant or meaningful to an end-user — everything from its look and feel to how it responds when users interact with it, to the way it fits into people’s daily lives. You …