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A selection of documents, articles, papers, videos and other content for those interested in the transformation that is required when going 100% digital in an organization. I also try to highlight the impacts, both positives and negatives of that transformation. Like it? Please click "Recommend"
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Design is a board level priority for #digital companies says #DesignInTech Report 2016 @kpcb

Design is a board level priority for #digital companies says #DesignInTech Report 2016 @kpcb | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Design in Tech Report 2016
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Fascinating report that highlights the importance of design in digital corporations but also in traditional ones.

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Kate Marsh's curator insight, March 25, 10:57 AM

Fascinating report that highlights the importance of design in digital corporations but also in traditional ones.

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64 Ways To Think About a News Homepage

64 Ways To Think About a News Homepage - TheLi.st @ Medium - Medium

The mission was to gather together a lot of very smart people who don’t work in news — and ask them to design a new news homepage.

By news homepage, I mean any way for a user to first encounter content. 

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Lots of good ideas that show how much flexibility we have when we design web pages, not just "news" homepages. Also provides some links to some of today's most progressive news delivery websites, including Quartz, Medium and others.


And then it lists the results of a brainstorm session, with many new ideas presented as handwritten notes. This is the most interesting part, as it uses the inline commenting features that are part of medium platform to get people insights into these new ideas.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

It shows how a blog posting platform (medium) can be used to share information and gather readers insight embedded. Simply  amazing!

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Optimize Content Access by Leveraging Data Emerging from Eye Tracking Studies

Optimize Content Access by Leveraging Data Emerging from Eye Tracking Studies | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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5 minute read, it summarizes the key findings from eye tracking studies. No surprises (above the fold, big chunks, etc.) but it is nice to see all this in a single article. Annoying popup ads, just dismiss them to get to the post.

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 17, 2014 5:24 AM



Good usability and web design advice from Neil Patel, who points out eight key things to pay serious attention to when optimizing your page content and layout, based on what eye-tracking data reports show.


I can only confirm, that based on my own experience as a web publisher, these eight points are indeed all very important and often underestimated. 


In particular I'd like to highlight three: 


1) Info chunks are best


2) You need a lot of white space


3) Use pictures of people


Read the full article to get better insight and understanding on why these factors are important and why it is useful to do something about them.



Rightful. Useful advice. 7/10


Full article: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/04/16/8-powerful-takeaways-from-eye-tracking-studies/ 


Reading time: 5' mins.





Cani FixThis's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:38 AM

smart stuff

Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, October 25, 2015 3:39 PM

best practice: copy writing 

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Engineers are exploring The Future of Design with 3D interaction via @leapmotion

SpaceX is exploring methods for engineers to accelerate their workflow by designing more directly in 3D. We are integrating breakthroughs in sensor and visua...
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I have a leap motion device at home (via kickstarter!). It remains a toy on my desk as I have yet to find meaningful applications for the device in the information worker area. 


However this video shows very well how a simple 99$ device can completely transform the design process and product innovation.

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Is #DesignInTech really a new #trend as @kpcb claims in its 2015 report?

Is #DesignInTech really a new #trend as @kpcb claims in its 2015 report? | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Design has become a game changer in Silicon Valley. Last year, "John Maeda" joined KPCB as the firm’s first Design Partner, joining from his role as the President of the Rhode Island School of Design. Now, in his inaugural #DesignInTech Report, Maeda highlights the rising importance of design in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Drawing on extensive research and his own conversations with hundreds of designers, Maeda examines the intersection of design, busine

Farid Mheir's insight:

I agree this feels like a trend and if KPCB feels enough to name a partner, it must mean something.

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#Web design is dead

#Web design is dead | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
High quality templates, mature design patterns, automation, AI, and mobile technology are signaling the end of web design as we know it.
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Author makes the compelling argument that web design is not essential anymore as we consume our web in standardized forms, well recognized patterns and many different forms (mobile app anyone?).


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Web consumption has been codified and its patterns defined over the past 20 years. sOmeone looking to innovate on the web still can I would argue, but most businesses do not need to and thus must identify partners that can decipher the web codes for them and identify the best ones to propel their business. Plus there is a reference to an AI based web design solution called the Grid which I had never heard of before but sounds promising.

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Chris Bryant's curator insight, July 17, 2015 2:53 AM

This makes me wonder what we are preparing our children for as they move through school. What skills and capabilities will they need? web design was a recent emerging career field  and now this too could be automated. So what will prepare our children for the future?

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Just discovered @StyleTiles by @samanthatoy via @pheromone

Just discovered @StyleTiles by @samanthatoy via @pheromone | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
A Style Tile is a design deliverable consisting of fonts, colors and interface elements that communicates the evolution of a visual brand for the web. Learn how to use them here.
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Here's What Happened When We Strapped A Bunch Of People Into The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset via @sai

Here's What Happened When We Strapped A Bunch Of People Into The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset via @sai | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that is most definitely the future of gaming.

The device straps onto your head and completely immerses you inside a video game. It also has motion sensors so you can look around as if you were really inside the world. 

But it's nearly impossible to explain. The Oculus Rift is one of those things you have to see to believe. Several Business Insider employees gave it a whirl last week, and we took them on a trip through the solar system, on a medieval roller coaster, and put them into a death-by-guillotine simulation.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/oculus-rift-video-demo-2013-7#ixzz2Z1z0wfjF

Farid Mheir's insight:

Along the lines of the google glass project, the apearance of low cost devices like this can have a profound impact in small engineering, design, graphics, architecture, urban planning teams. Anyone in business that has a need for viewing digital world in 3D. 


And judging from the reactions in this video, it works!

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