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How Design Thinking Will Reshape Business Model Innovation

<b>In this post we'll explain how a technique made famous by architects like Frank Gehry can transform the way leaders can solve business problems in</b> …

Design Thinking

The power of design thinking

Infusing your organization with a design-driven culture that puts the customer first may provide not only real, measurable results but also a …

Design thinking also needs design doing and design culture

Mark Curtis is the co-founder of Fjord, a design and innovation consultancy that was acquired by Accenture in May 2013. While design thinking is his …

Design Thinking

4 Clever Psychology Rules for Making Better UX Decisions

According to a study by Missouri University of Science and Technology, over 94 percent of users’ first impression of a website are design-related. …

Understanding App Design: Mapping User Experience - App Press

So, you have a really great app idea. What's the first thing you do? Jump right into designing your app? You could, but there's a good chance that …

Designing Workflow Apps, the Future of the Enterprise

In my previous post, I talked about the different ways your enterprise could build an app and what the future of mobility holds for the modern app. …

How to mash-up and benefit from PM and the Design Thinking Process

Ever struggled with managing your projects or PMs trying to do so? Well, there is an app… hmm… or something different for that.<p>Recently I took on the …

10 Ways to Stay Focused (and Avoid Too Many Ideas With No Execution)

Stay focused and start executing<p>Have you ever been overwhelmed by too many ideas? It's both a blessing and curse for entrepreneurs. On one hand, it allows us to find potential business ideas. On the other, too many ideas can block us from making that an idea into a reality.<p>If you use these ten …

13 Overlooked European Cities Not Enough Americans Visit

Let's say you had a friend from Denmark coming to visit the United States, first time ever, who asked you where she ought to go. Would you say New …

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Design Thinking Shakes Up The Beige World Of Enterprise Software

Supply-chain management software gets sexy. But should it?<p>Farewell’s website has the familiar look and feel of a startup software launch in the mid-2010s: highly saturated, widescreen colors; slick-as-hell typography and animated infographics; a short promotional film that looks like it was …

Design Thinking 101

<b>Summary:</b> What is design thinking and why should you care? History and background plus a quick overview and visualization of 6 phases of the design …

Design Thinking

The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share<p>The job market for user experience designers is booming, and academic programs have sprung up to meet demand. Missing from most discussions about the UX design education gap is the need for great UX design <i>leaders</i>. These are senior-level managers who …

The 21 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Never leave home again.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where subscription boxes come in. For either a monthly or a per-delivery fee, you can now have …

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There’s no innovation agenda without design thinking

<i>This piece is part of By Design, a Globe and Mail/OCAD University</i> <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i><p><i>Sara Diamond is president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University. Karel Vredenburg is director of IBM Design's worldwide client program and head of IBM Studios …

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6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems

How design thinkers think.<p>Design thinking is a popular strategy for solving thorny problems, both inside and outside the business world. Countless articles detail how to do it. This is not one of those posts. This is a look at how veterans of the process <i>think</i>: what goes on in their minds when they …

Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Seth Godin on the role of creativity in business

One of my most strongly-held beliefs about creativity, that’s gone on to drastically shape both how I use creativity in my own life and how I explain it to others, comes from Maya Angelou. As she put it, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”<p>This concept of creativity …

This Simple Technique Will Clear Your Mind [and Lighten Your 'Mental Load']

The life-changing magic of "thinking clean"...<p>Do you ever feel like you have so many things on your mind that you aren't able to fully focus on <i>any</i> of them?<p>Maybe you're trying to finish a project at work, but your mind keeps wandering to all of the tasks you have to finish at home, the financial …

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Promoting a Design System Across Your Products

The scene: day one of a consulting gig with a new client to build a design and code library for a web app. As luck would have it, the client invited …

UX Design

Building the Business Case for Taxonomy

How often have you found yourself on an ill-defined site redesign project? You know, the ones that you end up redesigning and restructuring every few …

Taxonomy

5 Steps To Better UX Design With User Research

As with all design projects, user research is a vital part of defining your goals and some limitations you will face along the way. Strong user …

Customer Experience vs User Experience: Why the difference matters

First, let’s say you bought an app that edits pictures on your phone.<p>You bought it because you love programs like Photoshop, and you wanted such detailed features for your phone, especially one in particular. However, when you actually start using the app, you find the interface confusing and you …

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5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Beyond Dashboards: Good Business Intelligence is About Actionable Data

Business intelligence is a lot more than visually appealing dashboards. With a market size of roughly $14 billion, business analytics software companies are making actionable sense of an endless stream of data.<p>Simply defined as the "transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information …

Why your customer-facing apps need to shift to intelligent apps

If your current use of data and analytics is filling out dashboards and contemplating workflow changes you are missing a far more impactful …

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.<p>Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is …

How To Design With Discipline: UX Lessons From 3M

The 3M Health Care Business Group follows a strict UX design process that allows for complexity–but isn’t overly complex.<p>With $30 billion in revenue and 90,000 employees worldwide, 3M has built a thriving business over the past 100-plus years on one core principle: applying science in collaborative …

The Rise of User Experience Leadership – Business Embraces Design

Are businesses willing to place UX design in a leadership role?That depends on our ability as UX design leaders to clearly articulate the impact …

UX Design

How to Create Responsive Guides in Adobe XD

In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create guides for responsive design, in Adobe Experience Design CC (Adobe XD).The Steps (1-12)1. Create …

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