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Can This Board Game Prepare You For The Future Of Work?

IMPACT asks players to think like futurists–anticipating change, responding to unforeseen events, and living with uncertainty.<p>Other than a brief chat with a college career counselor, or that time a family member asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, has anyone encouraged you to look into …

Study Finds Work-Life Balance Could Be A Matter Of Life And Death

New research suggests a correlation between an employee’s control over their work and their life expectancy.<p>People often complain that their job is killing them, or that they’re working themselves to death, but new research suggests there may be more truth to those clichés than we realize.<p>A recent …

This One Simple Technique Will Stoke Your Creativity Every Day

Mindfulness isn’t only a meditation technique, it’s a way to observe the minutiae of daily life to unlock creativity.<p>One key to innovation is creativity–and organizations spend a great deal of time looking at how to promote and foster it both in and out of the office.<p>It’s no wonder. Fifty-eight …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Apple’s Jony Ive Is Not Flattered By Xiaomi

At the Vanity Fair Summit, Jony Ive just gave his much-anticipated panel, “Genius by Design.” Ive spent a significant chunk of his time on stage talking about Apple’s design process in broad strokes, touching upon the evolution of ideas and the process by which the team makes decisions on when to …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Service Innovation » Blog Archive » Government design guidelines

At gov.uk, you can find 10 simple yet effective design principles. These look like a great summary and summarise the most important things to think …

Design

Service Innovation » Blog Archive » How to design like Apple

I know this isn’t a good time to talk nice things about Apple, but I like this short catchy presentation that captures some of the key things about …

Design

Venture Design Workshop: Business Model Canvas

These slides support the various workshops I do and my online curriculum in two principal places:<p>1. Business Model Canvas Tutorial<p>This is a more fully articulated instructional, complete with templates: bit.ly/nicebmc.<p>2. Startup Sprints<p>This is a structured self-service for Venture Design/new …

Design

The 20 Minute Business Plan: Business Model Canvas Made Easy

Views: 395,458<p>Views: 395,458<p>What’s the Business Model Canvas?<p>If you’re already familiar, you can skip to the next section, ‘How do I get …

Canvanizer

Post your ideas on a business model canvas or a customer service journey canvas.<p>Move notes, finetune ideas and create variations.<p>Share your secret …

Customer Service

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9 Habits Of Productive People

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work – everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. But excessive amounts of caffeine and list-making won’t get you any closer to reaching peak productivity levels today.<p>So, why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably …

Characteristics That Transform Ordinary People Into Champions In Any Role In Life

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader,” said John Quincy Adams. At our company, Fishbowl, we can spot a leader simply by watching how they play the game of work. We have discovered that most players naturally fall into three teams.<p>Team …

A Checklist For Super Productivity

Are you as productive as you could be?<p>In today’s uber fast world, the ability to define and do a multitude of tasks quickly is more important than ever. Not just to drive our company forward, but also to make it home for dinner with our family or partner.<p>Here’s a checklist for super productivity – …

Designs On

IDEO, in an attempt to drive thinking and discussion around design issues of every stripe and kind, publishes a semi-annual review called Designs …

Prototyping

5 Small Changes You Can Make to Be Way More Productive

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below</i> …