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Team Collaboration Using an Online Whiteboard. A Case by Twill.

Twill Logistics is an international startup that is bringing innovation to an old-fashioned logistics industry. Twill uses RealtimeBoard to improve …

Whiteboards

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

A New Deloitte Study of 10,455 Millennials Shows They Need Help Improving These 4 Skills

A new Deloitte study reveals younger employees speaking up about where they need help in skill development--you'll want to take note.<p>Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto …

Agile at Scale

By now most business leaders are familiar with agile innovation teams. These small, entrepreneurial groups are designed to stay close to customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions. When implemented correctly, they almost always result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to …

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Bow Ties

What is design thinking and how can businesses use it?

Design thinking requires a cultural shift in your organisation.<p>Despite its name, “design thinking” is not a principle exclusively used by designers. Although rooted in creativity, it's a technique that businesses use to solve particular problems.<p>John Oswald, the former business design director at …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Apple's Autoscanning iTunes Card Promo Codes Work via Hidden Font, Can be Replicated by Devs

When you purchase an iTunes gift card and redeem it in the App Store, the camera on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac can scan the code on the card to recognize it automatically, saving you the time of typing the numbers in manually.<p>Equinux, the company behind Mail Designer Pro 3, dug into how Apple's …

4 Myths About Innovation That "Gurus" Love To Tell

The only "right way" to innovate is to solve a problem that people care about<p>Go to any innovation conference and you're sure to be amazed. Someone will stand up on stage and show you how to unleash creativity in your organization, develop pathbreaking products and run circles around your …

Baidu AI achieves 'zero shot learning' ability using natural language - ExtremeTech

Baidu AI achieves ‘zero shot learning’ ability using natural language<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple may have finally gotten too big for its unusual corporate structure

Apple did something extraordinarily unusual today and talked extensively about a product that it’s not ready to ship. In response to long-simmering discontent with the Mac Pro — intended to be the company’s most powerful computer, but released in 2013 and then never updated so it became …

The overlap between design and engineering: a different perspective on product development

A common way to describe a product development process is with the <b>Design</b> – <b>Front-end</b> – <b>Back-end</b> stack. This approach takes into account the <b>disciplines</b> …

IoT security – what you need to know (Gary explains)

You have probably heard the term “the Internet of Things” (IoT) being bandied about, according to some it is the next big revolution after mobile, for others it is more hype than reality. The truth is somewhere in between. However one thing is sure: the number of computing devices connected to the …

Internet of Things

To Get Promoted, Get Feedback from Your Critics

Individuals often struggle to know where they need to grow in order to move up to the next level. One of the best strategies for aspiring leaders to rise through the ranks in organizations is to create a personal board of directors. The board is a group of six to eight people you select to help …

7 Ways to Introduce AI into Your Organization

I’m teaching a new course this semester on cognitive technologies (AKA artificial intelligence) to Babson MBAs. Many of them are new to this set of technologies, and seeing the topic through my students’ eyes has made me realize how overwhelming it can be. There are so many different types of AI, …

Lean Startup and Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.<p>In the world of entrepreneurial incubation, <i>design thinking</i>, a user-centered way to conceive and create a …

5 Timeless Design Lessons From The Bauhaus

The Bauhaus is nearly a century old, but it still has a lot to teach today’s designers.<p>Of all the influences from the past 100 years, the Bauhaus–the venerable art and design school founded in 1919–has had the most enduring impact on the world, from the modern products and furniture we buy, to the …

How the Big Data Explosion Has Changed Decision Making

Organizations I work with increasingly struggle to straddle two painfully polarizing operating principles. On the one hand, they desperately seek greater agility; on the other, they genuinely want to include all the right stakeholders in their processes. This conflict uncomfortably transcends …

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 …

A clever algorithm generating millions of random ideas is turning the tables on patent trolls

Sometimes the only way to beat a troll is to troll even harder.<p>Artist and engineer Alexander Reben has written an algorithm that exploits the convoluted US patent system in order to mess with patent trolls—people and organizations who file for patents on trivial concepts without any intention of …

Inventions

The beginner’s guide to UX prototyping

Prototyping, as a concept, has been around since before the Internet. Typically, people developing a new physical product would first build the …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

UX Design

The 25-Minute Design Sprint

Can we really create great work in just 25 minutes?In my earlier article ‘Quality vs. speed – The death of the designer,’ I talked about the problem …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Adobe's Experience Design CC for Mac looks to simplify app, Web UX and prototyping

Developed under the name "Project Comet," Adobe on Monday announced an early release version of Experience Design (XD), a mobile app and webpage user …

Prototyping

Icons as Part of an Awesome User Experience

by Nick Babich<p>Due to the limited screen space, we usually replace text labels with icons wherever possible. Icons take less space, they don’t have to …

Classic landing page mistakes you’re probably still making

One of the biggest clashes in design has been the question of whether to strip down your landing page to the point where it’s so minimal that it has …

Web Design

The Magic of 30-Minute Meetings

Five years ago, after becoming frustrated with my fruitless tendency to juggle multiple activities at once, I tried an experiment: for one week, I would not multitask and see what happened.<p>The experiment changed everything for the better. My relationships improved, my stress dissolved, and my …