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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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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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Experience Makers are Memory Makers: Products are now Props and Services are the Stage

Posted in Customer Experience, Experience Design, Product, and Service Design

In The Experience Economy, Pine and Gilmore explain how we are in a new economic era in which mere goods and services are no longer…

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The Power of Optimism

Posted in Business Strategy, Career Advice, Culture, Innovation, Leadership, and Life

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill In today’s dynamic markets, teams must…

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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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Easy to Use: Icons

Posted in Agile, Books, Customer Experience, and Design

Ever visit a website or store or see a sign in a public space that you had no idea what the icon meant? There are…

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Calm Technology

Posted in Customer Experience, and Experience Design

The terms “calm computing” and “calm technology” were coined in 1995 by PARC Researchers Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown in reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies…

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The Narrowing Effect: Understanding Time Pressure in Customer Experiences

Posted in Customer Experience, and Customer Insights

The Narrowing Effect is a result of not having enough time to make a decision. To manage the stress of time crunches, we focus on…

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Green Bike Lanes

Posted in Design, and Experience Design

Have you noticed the green bike lanes? We were heading up Camino Del Mar (aka Hwy 101) to take our dog, Murphy, to Dog Beach…

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People over Process and Tools

Posted in Business Strategy, Culture, and Leadership

The first line of the Agile Manifesto is “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.” My interpretation – and my experience – of this, is…

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