Design is an iterative progress, ideas might seem good on the surface but they can always be made simpler, better, and more effective. This collaborative exercise sets a great precedent for the rest of our engagement as we will present and iterate many more times as we design and develop meaningful experiences for our users that also perform for our clients.
In today’s digital environment, every company wants to be the disruptor, and Human-Centered Design (HCD) is the way to get there. Unlike traditional strategy, which is often linear, slow, and product-driven, HCD enables companies to build agile businesses, products, and experiences that meet users’ ever-evolving needs. This infographic illustrates the three key phases of HCD: understand, visualize, realize.
To shift from doing digital UX design to doing service design, you need to be unremorsefully analytical and inquisitive. Questioning the value and the context of what you’re doing represents a great first step toward broadening the scope of your work.
After Ev Williams first started working on Twitter, he reached out to Jason Stirman in Texas. “You have to come out here,” Williams said. “Twitter is happening and we want you to join us.” But Stirman wasn’t easily convinced. “I told him, ‘You want me to move for 140 characters and a button? I don’t think so,’” Stirman says. “And I’ll never forget this. Ev looked me right in the eye and said, ‘If we do this right, it’ll totally change the way the world communicates.’ I thought to myself, ‘I like you, but you’re crazy.’” He regretted his decision almost immediately, and 18 months later, when Twitter hit 50 or so employees, he made the jump.
Effective Utilization of Information Assets. Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) is an Information Architecture for optimizing the web-based on an overall bird’s-eye view of one’s company or organization—Enterprise.
Collaboration is crucial in creative ventures, yet building a culture that allows it to flourish can be tricky—particularly in traditional, hierarchically minded organizations. But with a little tweaking, any space has the potential to become a hotbed of connected thinking. As Rosie Manning learned recently, true collaboration thrives in an environment built on trust, openness, and flexibility.
A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.
There's plenty of research on ways that technology negatively impacts our lives, yet very little on how design - an integral part of that technology - might positively impact us. Pamela Pavliscak, a speaker at the upcoming conference Madison + UX, shares a research project that shows how a positive design can benefit our overall happiness.
This article was originally published at The Wall Street Journal. We are entering a golden era of software product design. Advances in software engineering allow us to create new products faster than ever, so we…