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How to Embed a Customer Experience Framework

In my exclusive column for CustomerThink in October, I shared my ‘top tips’ for creating the right culture to enable an organisation to become …

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

Self-improvement

Key KPIs Across Agile Methodologies | Zephyr

In contrast to more traditional waterfall methods, agile processes appear to be free form in managing software development. Derived from the agile …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Self-improvement

This Year's Best Books on Innovation and Creativity

Read these before your next brainstorm.<p>There are a lot of business books published every year, some 11,000 new tomes of advice hit bookstores this year. That's a lot of reading if you're looking to consume all of them, but what if you're just looking for a few good ideas? What if you just want to …

Creativity

Machine Learning: Foundations

When you want a person to do something, you train them. When you want a computer to do something, you program it. However, there are ways to make …

Five Skills to Improve Your Strategic Thinking

The ability to take strategic decisions can lead the organization to achieve business success as firms can’t preserve its existence without a …

12 Game Changing Innovations We Found at Dubai Design Week

These inventions will change the way we live<p>It might seem hard to find a cultural soul in a city as relatively new as Dubai, but last week, the city …

Inventions

Develop Your Startup with User Centered Design Canvas

Setting up a company is always a challenge. You need to come up with a good product or service idea, develop this idea in a thoughtful way, do proper …

UX Design

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Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation

Business strategies – especially in the tradition sense – are rather pushy. If you have a product, your strategy is to explain why a customer should use it.<p>Design thinking as a strategy flips this. Instead of forcing a product on customers, instead, it sees things from the customer’s perspective. A …

Machine Learning, Simply Explained

<i>How do you explain machine learning to a child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Daniel Tunkelang, data scientist, search/discovery expert, led teams at LinkedIn and Google, on Quora.</b><p>I'd …

The Open Guide to Amazon Web Services

⇦ Join us!<p>Credits ∙ Contributing guidelines<p>Table of Contents<p><b>Purpose</b><p>Why an Open Guide?<br>• Scope<br>• Legend<p><b>AWS in General</b><p>General Information<br>• Learning and Career …

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It's Changing The World

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which …

Algorithm to detect corners of paper sheet in photo

What is the best way to detect the corners of an invoice/receipt/sheet-of-paper in a photo? This is to be used for subsequent perspective correction, …

Image Processing

Field Notes on Innovation and Intrapreneurship (issue #5) — On design thinking as a panacea

<i>Field Notes on Innovation and Intrapreneurship is a series of posts written for</i> <i>Intrapreneurship World</i><i>. Issue #5 was</i> <i>published on October 9th, 2016</i><i>.</i><p>On …

Google Home, And What Amazon Gets About Innovation That Google Doesn't

Amazon is beating Google at the connected-home game because of its radical approach to corporate innovation.<p>On Tuesday, Google parent company, Alphabet Inc., unveiled Home—its answer to Amazon Echo. So Google is now a player in the growing market of devices connecting the homes of millions of …

Google's AI sounds more human than you, even when it's speaking nonsense

Google's AI can dream up its own surreal images and beat a human champion at the ancient game of Go. Now it can realistically mimic human speech, including the nonspeech sounds the mouth and respiratory system make when a human talks. The system is called WaveNet, a neural network that generates …

This Is the Peak Age for Creativity, Science Says

What the greats of art, music, and literature teach us about creativity.<p>Mark Zuckerberg was 20 when he launched Facebook. Steve Jobs was 22 when Apple II was released. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were just 23 when they began their research project called Google. The early accomplishments of these …

Creativity

Transitioning From Today's 3 Displays to 5 Screens in the Future

Smartphone, TV and computer screens are in our lives today, but more are coming to change our lives through AR, VR and inside vehicles.

Steve Jurvetson: "Big Companies Should Be Worried" (AAPL, GOOG) | Investopedia

In August 2016, Michael Chui, a managing partner in McKinsey Consulting Group's San Francisco office, conducted an interview with venture capitalist …

PillPack Is Raising More Money to Take On Pharmacies

Online pharmacy startup PillPack is raising new venture capital funding at around a $330 million pre-money valuation, <i>Fortune</i> has learned.<p>The …

How to Increase Your Creativity Using 5 Simple Words

Here is a simple trick that will let you measure how creative you are and increase your creativity as an individual and as a boss. All you have to do is record yourself and watch for this.<p>It's simple. There are five three-letter words that creative people use more than anyone else. If you use these …

Creativity

What does Pokemon Go mean for the supply chain of the future?

Augmented reality is only one of the emerging technologies that will underpin the supply chain of the future. Other new practices such as radio …

Pokémon

Intuit: Creating a culture of inclusion through innovation

Unfortunately, I’m a bit of an anomaly. I’ve built my career helping companies prepare for emerging technologies and trends. My research means that …

Innovation

Prepare for the Future Being Shaped by These 5 Critical Trends

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The future is the great unknown. There are an unlimited number of situations or circumstances that can potentially impact your business, so preparing for each one individually is impossible.<p>However, given what we know about …

The Workplace

11 reasons to be excited about the future of technology

In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, and less that 20% of the population was literate. Today, human life expectancy is over 70 years, less that 10% of the global population lives in extreme poverty, and over 80% …

Uber's self-driving cars will pick up their first customers this month

A pilot program will assign the cars to random customers in Pittsburgh<p>Uber's self-driving taxis will get their first real-world test in Pittsburgh this month, with the semi-autonomous vehicles assigned at random to customers using the company's app. According to a report from <i>Bloomberg</i>, the test …

Autonomous Cars