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Mental Models

Posted in Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Design, Design Thinking, Emotional Design, Experience Design, and Innovation

Mental models are psychological representations of real, hypothetical, or imaginary situations. They were first postulated in the late 1800’s by the American philosopher Charles Sanders…

Are Your Customers Analog or Digital?

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Customer Insights, Design Thinking, Experience Design, Innovation, and Technology

My wife called from the garden to my daughter asking for the time. My daughter replied three fifty (3:50). I immediately thought “why didn’t she…

Good Mentor Questions

Posted in Career Advice, Leadership, and Life

Good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. And how to be…

Trust and Loyalty

Posted in Business Strategy, Culture, and Leadership

I have been fortunate to have some great leaders along my path. They seemed to have genuinely cared about me and instilled in me a…

The Design Mission Statement

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Design, Experience Design, and Leadership

A mission statement is a written declaration of an organization’s core purpose. Properly crafted mission statements: serve as filters to separate what is important from…

The Design Vision Statement

Posted in Business Strategy, Design, and Leadership

Over the years, I have developed my share of Design vision, missions, goals and strategies. Early in my career, I developed the teams from scratch…

The Four Stages of Learning and Your 30-60-90 Day Plan

Posted in Business Strategy, and Leadership

The Four Stages of Learning suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence – we don’t know…

UX Maturity Model and Strategy Scorecard

Posted in Agile, Customer Experience, and Experience Design

Your products and services are delivering an experience to your customers regardless if you are consciously managing them. A good experience delights customers and generates…

How to Get Your UX Team a Seat at the Table: Building UX into Business Competency

Posted in Business Strategy, Experience Design, and Leadership

I have grown several UX departments from little or nothing to global highly efficient and effective teams. In every case, it was the same –…

Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking and Design Making

Posted in Design Thinking, Experience Design, Innovation, and Uncategorized

Human-Centered Design (HCD), as the name implies, is designing solutions around people. HCD involves the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process by…

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