Lars Hyman

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How to perfect your pitch deck — according to a guy that gets a lot of pitches

One of the most critical tasks startups face, is creating a killer elevator pitch — a short, verbal description of who they are, what they do, and how they are going to succeed as a business. There are countless blog posts and listicles that have been created to guide founders through this process, …

Startups

A Tour Of The World’s Coolest Supergraphics

A new book documents how supergraphics transform the built environment.<p>Design disciplines are blurring. There’s perhaps no better example than supergraphics–large-scale environmental graphics that actively change the feeling of an entire space, or even an entire building. They’re 2D graphics, but …

A new layer of blockchain tech is emerging: inter-chain mediators

In the beginning was Bitcoin, the only blockchain we thought we’d need. Then Ethereum came along and launched us into a multi-blockchain world. Since then we’ve seen many new blockchains emerge with their various different protocols, financed by their various different tokens.<p>One of the the key …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Is marketing-as-a-service the future of marketing?

In the past decade no other department/component in the enterprise has changed more than Marketing. What used to be a function based on creativity and an almost comical lack of measurability is now a complex, multi-discipline, metrics-driven, function with direct bottom-line impact.<p>Not …

Marketing

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Profit

Visual Thinking - The new business language

In today's data driven business era, a new trend emerges in the modern workplaces and consists of the new visual language. Data availability is so vast and complex to manage that driving conclusions and explaining trends can only be done in the best way our human brain processes information, …

Brand Colors: What They Say About You (Emotional Branding)

Ever walk into a store and feel serene? I get that sensation at Z Gallerie.<p>Branding is such an important aspect on how customers perceive (and …

Graphic Design

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping …

Chatbots

This State Has the Most Millennials Living With Their Parents

Ever wondered which state had the highest percentage of grown kids still living with their parents? If you imagined that it might be the great state …

How mobile will reshape the future of shopping

Mobile devices play an increasingly important role in the retail shopping experience.<p>We already use our smartphones and tablets at practically every step along the way in the shopping process, from researching product details and comparing prices across retailers to checking the in-store …

A music lover's guide to streaming: Or, why your barista has better taste than your local DJ

For those of us whose passion or work leads us to follow the machinery and magic of recorded music, there are infinite avenues for education.<p>Jumping from platform to platform is the norm. In bursts of listening we search for the perfect beat via online radio stations, playlist generators, mixtapes, …

Apple Music

Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it

From privacy to backups and the best apps – here’s a guide to get you started with that new smartphone<p>If the holiday season has been kind enough to bestow upon thee a shiny new smartphone, here’s what to do to get the best out of the first few hours and set it up right.<p>Related: How to survive your …

The Logistics of Santa Claus

The Logistics of Santa Claus infographic from Go Supply Chain takes a fun look at what it would take for a modern shipping company to achieve the …

Infographics

The 100 best movies of all time as chosen by actors

1<p>Movies, Comedy<p>Tootsie (1982)<p><b>Director:</b> Sydney Pollack<b><br>Cast:</b> Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray<br>A struggling actor (Hoffman) secretly …

The Power of Visual Branding

Whenever you are trying to connect with a consumer, there are many factors to keep in mind. The Power of Visual Branding infographic from Silicone …

Infographics

Radiation-poisoned Spock: Most depressing Christmas ornament ever

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" made a big impression on me as a youngster. I remember running downstairs from my bedroom after dark so my parents could assure me that an alien earwig wasn't going to invade my brain.<p>My memory is hazy, but I'm pretty sure I also cried during Spock's poignant death …

This gorgeous-looking sci-fi series is shot entirely with drones

Drones certainly have their bad days. Sharks munch on them, people shoot them down and law enforcement officials have to deal with them delivering drugs to prisons. But there are also those who see the creative potential in unmanned aerial vehicles. There are drone orchestras, an amazing rope …

Samsung refreshes multiroom line with 360-degree speakers

Samsung has replaced its Shape mulitroom speakers with a new range of 360-degree models.<p>Samsung has announced its new range of wireless multiroom speakers, with a new 360-degree design.<p>The range, which replaces the existing Shape series, starts with the $199 R1 and is followed by the $299 R3 and …

The Science Behind Creating Buyer Personas

The Science Behind Creating Buyer Personas infographic from WSI does a good job explaining why personas are way more than just demographic …

Android Fragmentation Visualized

This one data visualization can demonstrate why mobile responsive web design is important: Android Fragmentation Visualized. OpenSource published a …

Data Visualization

The Spectrum of User Experience Design

The Spectrum of User Experience Venn Diagram came up again recently in a discussion with a client, and looking back I realized I had never posted it …

UX Design

Netflix’s Reed Hastings predicts the future of TV over the next 20 years

Close followers of Netflix should watch the speech that Reed Hastings, its founder and chief executive, delivered in Berlin last week. It’s a guided tour to the future of TV, at least as he sees it.<p>The video is embedded above, and if you’re looking for the predictions, they start at 18:30. Prior to …

Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

Why music has a hotline to our emotions

In the first of our new series answering your questions, we explore why music can be so emotionally charged.<p><b>Q: Why does music have a hotline to our emotions? What is the evolutionary advantage of this? <br>Philip Le Riche, via email</b><p><b>David Robson, BBC Future feature writer, answers:</b> <br>Who hasn’t ever felt …

How one Paris startup is becoming an Uber for people with disabilities

When visiting Florida earlier this year, Parisian Charlotte de Vilmorin — who has been in a wheelchair her entire life — was desperately searching …

The 69 Rules of Punctuation

Learning how to use punctuation properly is essential for communication. However, it is much easier said than done. The 69 Rules of Punctuation …

Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room

Google is ready to take over your living room. The company has announced version 2 of its Chromecast product, along with a new Chromecast Audio, which turns any speaker with an AUX in into an Internet-connected device. I got to spend some time with these little devices and they are powerhouses.<p>The …

Smart TV