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Dieter Rams Design Principles

Posted in Design

Dieter Rams’s early awards for carpentry led to him training as an architect as Germany was rebuilt in the early 1950s. Rams joined Braun in…

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Defining and Developing Your UX Strategy and KPIs

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, and Experience Design

I recently helped a large enterprise software organization define and develop their UX strategic objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPI). We held a two-day offsite.…

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Use Error – NOT User Error

Posted in Medical Devices and Technology

I attended this month’s San Diego’s Medical Device and Technology Network meetup. The always wonderful Dr. Joely Gardner, author, speaker, and industry leader human factors and…

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Design Thinking and the Circular Economy

Posted in Design, and Design Thinking

In the Fast Company post, Ideo Says The Future Of Design Is Circular, Adele Peter shares that Designers are now considering the entire system and…

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Design Thinking is Iterative and Cyclical

Posted in Design Thinking

Design Thinking is an iterative process. In the larger context, we understand then explore then materialize our solution. Every step of the way is iterative.…

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Design Thinking: Divergence and Convergence Cycles

Posted in Design Thinking, and Innovation

  In the creative process, you start with an idea. You explore aspects of that idea – go wide – and diverge into many directions…

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Design Thinking: A Brief History

Posted in Design Thinking

You could say the basic principles of Design Thinking have always been around. It was these basic principles that early humans built tools and drew…

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My Favorite Toy and Design Thinking

Posted in Design Thinking

My favorite toy as a child was a broken single reflex camera. It served as everything from my Star Trek tricorder to a spaceship for…

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Design Thinking Adoption Challenges

Posted in Design Thinking, and Innovation

Design Thinking is a powerful tool to innovate your strategy, organization or next disruptive product or service. But getting your organization to adopt Design Thinking…

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The Right Color Palette for Data Visualization

Posted in Analytics, Color, Data Visualization, and Design

While visually appealing (harmonious) color palettes are easy to come by these days, finding the right color palette for data visualizations is challenging. Things are…

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