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Measuring UX

Presented at Web Unleashed on September 16-17, 2015 in Toronto, Canada<p>More info at www.fitc.ca/webu<p>Measuring UX<p>with Hira Javed<p>OVERVIEW<p>User experience is the sum of a series of interaction. It’s about motivations, expectations, behaviours and attitudes, and that’s hard to quantify. In order to know …

UX Design

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

9 Reasons Why You’re Not A Millionaire Yet

When you ask the average Joe what his plans for the future are, “having lots of money” is a common reply. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be …

Self-improvement

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Startups throw out bogus metrics all the time when talking to investors and the press. Prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen …

10 Online Invoicing Services for Small-Business Owners

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a freelancer or small business owner, you’re well aware of the importance of invoicing: If you don’t invoice clients, then how are you going to get paid? Thankfully, plenty of invoicing options available today allow you to easily send …

50+ resources for female entrepreneurs – The Mission – Medium

<b>a comprehensive list of venture firms, accelerators, angel money, networks and resources targeted towards the female entrepreneur</b><p><b>Angel Money and</b> …

Market Growth Ahead for Healthcare Big Data, Internet of Things

August 21, 2015 - As healthcare big data analytics competencies become more and more important for the provider community, opportunities for sales …

Business Models Inc. What we do, learn from our clients

Question<p>Business Model InnovationRead more<p>Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking, Design your StrategyRead more<p>Design Thinking, Design your …

The Fundraising Field Guide is a self-help book for capital-seeking startups

Seedcamp is one of the better-known acceleration funds in Europe. Based out of London, it has backed over 180 companies since it was founded in 2007.<p>This week, one of its partners, Carlos Espinal, published a book that tackles the issues he has watched startups face at each stage of their growth, …

25 Famous Women on Being in Charge

There are badass females ruling from the top in many industries (see: Peggy Olson), but that doesn’t mean that it’s always easy being in charge. In …

General Motors

10 Things You Have to Remember About 'OITNB' Before You Watch Season 3

Refresher course, right this way.<p>Forget about New Year's Eve — the best reason to stay up until midnight (PST) this year, anxiously watching the clock until it turns over, is to be one of the first people to burn through a whole new season of <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> when it lands at midnight PST on …

Video: The Easy Way to Cut Perfect Watermelon Cubes

Watermelon is a summertime staple, but it can be messy to cut. Fear not! F&W Test Kitchen melon magician Justin Chapple has a simple trick that will …

Genius

Vancouver’s best cheap eats

Vancouver has one of Canada’s juiciest dining scenes. But for every high-end restaurant here, there are dozens of budget alternatives to salivate over – so long as you know where to go.<p>Here’s our taste-tested menu of top cheap eats throughout the city, where mains typically cost little more than …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

A recent birthday got me reflecting on my journey to this age, and I’m happy to say that, compared with the younger me, I’m much more at peace with myself, content with my life, confident of what I want and sure of how to get there.<p>I often write about how to attain career and money success, and …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

HabitRPG helps you win at life and zombie cactuses

If you want to make some life changes but tend to care more about your health bar than your actual health, gamifying your goals with an app like this one can help.<p>Browser-based HabitRPG makes a good pitch: "A free habit-building app that treats your life like a game." Other key words on the page: …

Productivity

Ad sales slump but Yahoo promises an Alibaba payday

CEO Marissa Mayer tells investors they'll share in half the proceeds from Alibaba's blockbuster IPO. Yahoo also plans on holding on to a larger stake in the Chinese e-commerce firm than previously reported.<p>Nearing her two-year anniversary as CEO, Marissa Mayer handed more ammunition to her critics …

Advertising

Google to Take on Apple in Health and Fitness Tracking with 'Google Fit'

Just weeks after Apple announced its Health app for iOS 8 and corresponding HealthKit platform for allowing developers and accessory manufacturers to tie into the system, Google will apparently be making a similar announcement at its Google I/O conference. According to <i>Forbes</i>, Google's new "Google …

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

Apple Announces Swift, A New Programming Language for iOS and OS X

Apple today announced a new programming language called Swift at WWDC, which will replace Objective C as the language developers use for building iOS and OS X apps.<p>Craig Federighi announced the new language on stage saying, “We’ve used Objective-C for 20 years, and we love it. But we wondered what …

DataTorrent, A Big Data Platform Built On Hadoop, Can Process A Billion Events Per Second

DataTorrent made its primary product, DataTorrent RTS, generally available today. The product is built on top of Hadoop 2.0 and allows companies to process massive amounts of big data in real time.<p>According to Phu Hoang, co-founder of the company, who was one of the first engineers at Yahoo! hired …

Entrepreneurship News | The Next Web

All stories in Entrepreneur<p>How to use machine learning for your startup’s product<p>There's a misconception that to leverage machine learning you need to be a mathematical genius. In reality, most machine-learning ...<p>David Crawford<p>More landing page optimization tips than you can handle! (45, to be …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

You work really hard. In fact, you might not be able to work any harder. But you can still work <i>smarter</i>.<p>Here are five ways anyone can work smarter from Belle Beth Cooper, content crafter at Buffer, the maker of a social media management tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social media …

Productivity

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Take This American Dialect Quiz, Squeal With Delight

Image: Via The New York TImes.<p>Have you seen a headline about "youse guys" going around your Facebook feed lately? It's probably referring to this …

Q&A: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, the Self-Help Guru for Skeptics

The road into the self-help world can be a scary one, with countless books promising to help you manifest your best self, lose seven pounds in seven …

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …