Luis Guillermo Velandia

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8 Trends Shaping Modern Product Management

A brief post to list eight trends that are shaping modern product management. This is based on my personal observations. Your observations may</b> …

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

User Experience Design — Best sources to learn UX

<i>Sites, courses, UX Degrees and books</i><p><i>This list about User Experience is often updated! We add newest sources on top of the list.</i><p>Demand for UX …

A Playbook for Improving Customer Journeys

It feels great to see and map the experiences that customers have; you suddenly have a handle on what’s really happening from their perspective. But …

Developing Your Branding Strategy

No matter what type of business you own, your branding should always be a top priority. Not only does it tell your customers what you do, but it also …

10 logo redesigns that missed the (brand)mark

The principal role of a logo is to identify, and simplicity is its means… Its effectiveness depends on distinctiveness, visibility, adaptability, memorability, universality, and timelessness. – Paul Rand<p>The foundation of any brand is its logo. As such, with every redesign, a brand risks alienating …

4 Website Design Tactics to Increase User Engagement With Your Brand Online

While the term "user engagement" is spoken of quite frequently in online marketing, let's first define exactly what that phrase means and why it's a contributing factor to a website's success. As a business, you want users to interact with your brand, impressing them with your expertise, products, …

7 Trending Project Management Tools to Help You Collaborate With Your Team

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

Why Experience Design is The Next Big Thing [Op-Ed]

A scary article about the death of web design swept through the internet this summer making the web design community ponder about the future of the …

5 Subtle Ways Advertisers Use Psychology (and What You Can Learn From Them)

This is how advertisers get you to buy and you don't even know why.<p>Social proof, prices ending in 9 or 7, and happy, smiling people that we all want to be like. We think we know every advertising trick in the book right now.<p>But we are not even close.<p>Advertisers are masters of applied psychology, …

10 Tips for a More Creative Team

These solid strategies will get everyone in your company generating better ideas.<p>If you'd like to see more creativity in your workplace, who better to ask for advice than someone running a toy company? Take some tips from Jeff Freeland Nelson, CEO of St. Paul-based YOXO, which sells creative …

Tips and Tricks: Why Web Design Matters to Your Target Audience

In the modern age, innovations in technology are happening at a rapid pace around the world, especially in the online marketing industry. Whether you …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

What is an Experience Strategy?

We often discuss the need for us to be designing for an experience. And we talk about the importance of experience design – and design generally – …

The Customer Experience Portfolio

Who are your priority customers and how do you serve them? Classic brand and customer experience theory says to focus on the “best fit customer” to drive relevance, yet it is rare to find a case where pleasing only one customer type can help achieve your goals. Case in point: when I took this …

Service design: an integral part of the city of the future

Cet article Service design: an integral part of the city of the future est apparu en premier sur Carlos Moreno.

The Color Of Your Logo Can Make All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are so many decisions that need to be made when starting a company, specifically when it comes to how you want to build your brand. And of …

When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?

Design thinking has come a long way since I wrote about it here in 2008. The most valuable company in the world places design at the center of everything it does. Designers are on the founding team of countless disruptive startups. Domains such as healthcare, education, and government have begun to …

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything <i>but</i> what you need …

11 productivity tricks small-business owners can use to get more done every day

But your personal productivity helps determine your company's productivity, so it's crucial that you stay efficient.<p>To help you out, we scoured the web for the most practical and insightful advice on getting things done. Read on for tips on prioritizing tasks, managing digital distractions, making …

Small Business

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world

Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new – in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>Over the past few years, even the most ardent comic book nerd might have wondered if there were too many superhero movies playing in the …

¿Baja productividad?, la clave está en la innovación

<i>A petición expresa de</i> <b>Forbes</b><i>, los autores del segundo estudio anual sobre el estado de la innovación en México y América Latina ofrecen un diagnóstico</i> …

The future of typography in Web design

In modern Web design, we’re seeing five typographical trends emerging:<p>Extreme size (large and small)<br>• Superimposed on images<br>• Creative use of simple typefaces<br>• Custom typeface<br>• Artistic fonts<p>These styles are not mutually exclusive, and in fact are usually combined (as we’ll explain later).<p>In this article …

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to minimizing risk and maximizing success while living the entrepreneurial dream.<p>A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far …

3 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

I have worked with some of Silicon Valley's best entrepreneurs and unfortunately some dismal ones too. Because we are all part of the Software Revolution, the Valley attracts the world's most ambitious and gives everyone a chance to build something great. So what determines if you will build what …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 10 Business Rivalries In History

From the Cola Wars to the battle between long-distance carriers, we take a look at some of the biggest business rivalries in recent history.<p>You’re paused in the soda aisle at the grocery store or on your way into work, in search of your morning latte. Coke versus Pepsi, Dunkin’ Donuts versus …