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Where do your best ideas come from? How do you choose ideas to pursue?

Posted in Design, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

  Last week was the 5th annual San Diego Startup Week. I had the honor of speaking on UX and Agile at Moniker Warehouse and…

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…

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…

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…

Design and Data Science: Creating Meaningful Experiences in the Machine Learning Era

Posted in Analytics, Design, Design Thinking, Experience Design, Technology, and UX and Analytics

With the advance of machine learning and “artificial intelligence” (AI), it has become the responsibility of both designers and data scientists to understand how to…

Experience Design Principles for Machine Learning Solutions

Posted in Analytics, Design, Experience Design, Innovation, and Technology

“Nowadays, the design of many digital services does not only rely on data manipulation and information design but also on systems that learn from their…

Minimum Desirable Product

Posted in Agile, Design, Design Thinking, Experience Design, Innovation, and Technology

Andrew Chen shares in Minimum Desirable Product: “a business-driven company might try to assess viability upfront, thinking about metrics and revenue and market sizes. A…

Viability, Feasibility and Desirability

Posted in Customer Experience, Design, Design Thinking, Emotional Design, Experience Design, Innovation, Product, Service Design, and Technology

IDEO has been leading the charge on an innovation model built around Design Thinking. In this model, there are three key perspectives: Viability. Is it…

Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Design, Experience Design, Product, and Technology

Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation is one of the four statements of the Agile Manifesto. If you are a small software company or you are…

Joint Application Design

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Design, Experience Design, Technology, and Voice of the Custostomer

IBM formalized the Joint Application Design process in 1974. In JAD, customers and end-users jointly define and design their solution with the solution provider that…

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