Richard McMurray

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Why Jeff Bezos Puts Relentless Focus on Amazon's Company Culture

Your company culture can be a source of competitive advantage.<p>Many business leaders who ignore company culture. They don't make it a priority because they don't see how culture drives business results.<p>The challenge with that approach is if you don't proactively <i>design and nurture</i> the culture you …

The definition of #ServiceDesign and it’s connection to the iceberg metaphor: “The definition of people’s ideal journeys and the ecosystems that are required to deliver and support them.” @kerrybodine at #UXlondon https://t.co/dbyiycEjbK

'Solo' Director Ron Howard Has a 3-Step Checklist for Scripts. Using It Will Help Your Pitch or Presentation

Master the art of presentations with this checklist by a legendary movie director.<p>If you want to create an exciting business presentation that keeps your audience on the edge of their seats, steal a page from one of Hollywood's best storytellers, Ron Howard.<p>Howard is the legendary director of such …

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Service Design and Tourism

Follow<p>Service Design and Tourism<p>Tourism becomes more and more transparent through social media and tourism review websites. Nowadays, it’s the …

Why and How to Improve Your Writing as a Web Designer or Developer

As web designers and developers, you may not view writing as an essential tool for your business. You’re busy focusing on the specialized skills that …

Digital Service Blueprinting at Intuit - Interview with Erik Flowers

Good service design is critical for providing satisfying, meaningful customer experiences. In this interview, we caught up with Erik Flowers, …

Copy If You Can: Improving Your UI Design Skills With Copywork

• 16 min read<br>• Inspiration, Workflow, Techniques<p>There’s a technique for <b>improving one’s user interface design skills</b> that is the most efficient way I know …

Newfangled helps experts generate business.

Podcast<p>In this episode of the...<p>by Butler, O'Brien and McGaha<p>on August 17, 2017<p>Whitepaper<p>Mark O'Brien Chief Executive Officer Marketing your firm is …

Core Capabilities of Service Design

Core Capabilities for Service Design<p>Building service design capacity within yourself and your organization takes seeing the bridge between current …

Design

5 New Tools That Will Help You Craft Stunning Landing Pages

The need and greed of acquiring new Leads for a Business or Blog is the number one motivator that forces Marketers and Bloggers to dive into the …

Web Design

Best Practices for Imagery

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. It takes users just a few seconds to evaluate a new site or app, good designer knows that …

Post-Processing Photoshop Tutorials: 20 PS Tutorials for All Designers

Whether you are just beginning to work with Photoshop or you’re an experienced designer, these free post-processing Photoshop tutorials are perfect …

Apps for Service Design

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 …

Updated Data Visualization Checklist

Tweaked and clarified, here is the updated Data Visualization Checklist. Ann and I adjusted 5 of the checkpoints. Text size is hierarchical and …

Data Visualization

Frog’s New Office Is Designed To Protect Its Most Secretive Clients

The firm’s New York offices will host a rotating cast of clients. But how do you design an open office that still protects proprietary info?<p>Proprietary projects are part and parcel to design work–but so is collaboration. For in-house designers, those two concepts aren’t necessarily at odds. But for …

Design

Designing an effective sales page

It's all about storytelling.The post Designing an effective sales page appeared first on InVision Blog.

UX Design

Team roles and duties

3<p>Team roles and duties<p>Figure 3.<p>Service design relies on a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to problem solving. Design firms generally …

Design

Adobe Spark Page Adds a Sparkle to Your Storytelling

Adobe Spark Page is an amazing story-telling platform. It can be used as a travel journal to share adventures, a means to display a portfolio, or as …

Emotion Driven Design

Are we getting the intended emotional response we set out to achieve? In this seminar, we explore the powerful effects of emotion-driven design on human behavior.<p>Our decisions are based off of 10% logic and 90% emotion. Reversal Theory helps us understand how we constantly change from being «goal …

Emotions

For TinyLIpsum, with Love and Stories

I’ve been teaching storytelling for a couple of years now, and have discovered there is a particular shape that produces really compelling and …

Dan Roam’s Top 4 Secrets for Creating Extraordinary Presentations

Bad presentations – we’ve all seen them. Over-ridden with bullet points full of industry-speak. A hodge-podge of extraneous content. No structure, …

Roam

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 …

Three Exercises to Teach Your Team Empathy

<i>This article was originally published on August 16, 2016. It was revised on July 11, 2017 to include a fourth, bonus exercise.</i>I recently lost my …

Empathy

How to build compelling stories from your data sets

Every number has a story. As a data scientist, you have the incredible job of digging in and analyzing massive sets of numbers to find what that …

Data Visualization

10 eye-opening tips to add impact to your storytelling

<b>Fascinating and down-to-earth help from Roz in today’s re-blog — straight out of her dynamite book, “Nail Your Novel” :-)</b>Nail Your NovelWhen I work …

Writing

10 Sketch Tips for Beautiful & Maintainable Charts (GIF Warning!)

Sketch Tutorials<p><i>See all those charts in the image above?</i> <i>Get them here</i> <i>or read about them here:</i><p><b>146 Sketch Charts for Product Designers</b><i><br>Spend less time</i> …