Our LinkedIn group to continue the conversation regarding designing awesome “first time use” experience. We’ve provided access to the material including Intuit’s design philosophy, Design for Delight, and how our team has applied it to QuickBooks on-boarding. You can download all four topics including: Jobs Framework, First Time Use Framework and worksheet, Customer Benefit framework […]
Chatbot – Penny – Track Your Money, Bills, Saving & Spending
Wow, another great example of a chatbot but for track your money, bills, savings and spending. Penny App – Chat with Penny to track your spending and plan for a better financial future!
Intuit’s CEO on Building a Design-Driven Company
Posting a recent article on Brad Smith our CEO at Intuit on building a design-driven company. From the article, “Even before I became CEO, I’d been working to help our teams understand what makes a product experience delightful. Ease of use is important, but it’s not everything. We began talking about customers’ end-to-end experience, which […]
Viriditas & Areophany and Design
Just wrapping up reading The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. I walk away from the series with two words burned into my brain. “Viriditas” and “Areophany“. I wonder how do these concepts apply to our appreciation of design and design systems. from Wikipedia: “Viriditas (Latin, literally “greenness,” formerly translated as “viridity”) is a word meaning […]
Jacques Ostiguy, a beloved Industrial Design professor
One of my beloved industrial design teachers from Carleton University recently had an article posted about his life in automotive design and academia. He was a great teacher, maybe a little odd, but he taugh his students to be passionate, detailed and creative. Our class recalls his advice that we only drink high quality alcohol in […]
QB Connect – Rhonda Abrams “5 Key Lessons for Every Entrepreneur”
Attended a great session today at QB Connect by Rhonda Abrams “5 Key Lessons for Every Entrepreneur”. About Rhonda – USA Today columnist and entrepreneurship expert, Rhonda Abrams shares common issues for small businesses and advises on do-it-now action items to set your business up for success. http://www.planningshop.com/rhonda-abrams/ Key issue: Good business plan “You can’t reach […]
How to Build a Minimum Viable Product
Summarizing what MVP means: Build something useful & delightful at every stage (even with limited functionality) Don’t just implement all the features in a half-assed way, pick a subset of features and really do a great job on them Reference to the original post by Henrik Kniberg. Making sense of MVP (Minimum Viable Product) – […]
iButterfly, that lets you catch virtual butterflies and turn them in for valuable offers.
Interesting concept for Augmented Reality Want to catch butterflies to earn discounts? Now you can with your iphone. Mobile Art Lab in Japan has developed a new iPhone App, iButterfly, that lets you catch virtual butterflies and turn them in for valuable offers. The application uses augmented reality to take video feed from your phone’s […]
Hyper Island Toolbox
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