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The shopping shortcut: How to design for your customer’s mindset

Design Staff

If you understand your customer’s shopping journey, you can design your product with the right messages in the right place. At Google Ventures, shopping funnels have become a secret weapon in our design work. Once we know the questions that customers ask and in what order, we design the messaging and functionality to match.

Website Redesign for Higher Conversions? Tread Lightly


This happens when visual designers decide what your site should be like, or worse yet – you use design by committee. Maybe. Later.

How much does it cost to build the world’s hottest startups?

The Next Web

The remaining six months would be focused on bringing the design to life, while the remaining would be focused on deployment and refinement.

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What Exactly Is A Lead Investor?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But you don't get given that designation. But once we get the money, we prospered, eventually becoming one of only two technology companies to go public in 2002. I The term "lead investor" is often misunderstood. have seen VCs negotiate to be called a co-lead or a lead in the term sheet. You earn it.

Betting on a Rumor Mill: The Weird Reality of Designing for Apple

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Teasing out the likelihood of a product's design is based on experience and industry knowledge, but there's a hint metaphysics of involved, too.

24/7 Entrepreneur Education Takes U of Utah to Next Level

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Mehrdad Yazdani, of Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, is the lead designer for the Lassonde Studios. Blog & Grow

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Why the Open Office Makes You Distracted, Exhausted, and Insecure

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

About a third of us work in open offices. They''re cheaper than giving everybody their own space. The open office takes away your privacy.

Getting Serious: The next billion-dollar market in games

VC Cafe

While they may use mobile extensions, most second wave cognitive games are designed to be played on the web. Guest post by Sagi Shorrer*.

You Built a Great Startup, But Can You Scale It?

Startup Professionals Musings

Way back in 2002, John Hamm published some early work on this subject in " Why Entrepreneurs Don't Scale " in the Harvard Business Review.

World's Coolest Offices: Your Picks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Pictured here is a 23-foot-tall painted steel sculpture designed by Young. Former restaurant executive John Sarkisian founded SKLZ in 2002.

What Are the Building Blocks Of A Story For Your Brand?


There may be a tough marketing challenge, a difficult economic condition or maybe some product design issue that the character must overcome.

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Eboo Patel

crowdSPRING Blog

Each episode focuses on one company or organization. crowdSPRING was featured in episode six.

Who You Gonna Call? Navigating the Existential Crisis

John O'Farrell

It was the spring of 2002, a miserable time to be a startup cloud computing company, or managed service provider as we were known back then.  Our largest customer, a transatlantic foreign exchange trading venture paying us over $1 million a month, suddenly informed us they were shutting down , blowing a gaping 20+% hole in our 2002 revenue. 

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Balancing entrepreneurial drive and instinct with lean and other methodologies

The Equity Kicker

These principles weren’t around when he founded in 2002, so they built what they thought the industry needed and people would want.

Quantified Me - DShen's Blogs


It all started back in 2002 when I signed up for my first triathlon and joined Team in Training to help prepare me for it. It all started back in 2002 when I signed up for my first triathlon and joined Team in Training to help prepare me for it. Design (28). The Web and the World of Business. Archives. Other Blogs. Search.

Meet the Entrepreneur Behind the Opening Ceremony

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Though the fountain will feature prominently in the opening ceremony, it was designed to outlast the games and serve as a monument for decades to come.

35 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


Codal is a full-service UX design and development agency, based out of Chicago. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. Wrong.

From Business Guy to Programmer

Spencer Fry

Back in what seems like forever ago, I started freshman year of college in 2002 with the full intention of majoring in Computer Science.

Manage And Schedule Appointments With TimeCenter


Here’s a similar service – TimeCenter ( ). TimeCenter is developed by Sweden-based Niclas Marie and Daniel Ellenson.

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Spur Your Brain to Innovate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're an analytical entrepreneur, you might ask: 'How could I design a system for this?' moment. Why not combine wood and sunglasses?

How Reed Hastings’ Facebook Status Update Landed Netflix in SEC’s Crosshairs


What could be wrong with more transparency? The key words worth repeating here are “ perfect information.” Or its blog?

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The Secret to Building a Lasting Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In part by accident and in part by design, over the next three years I launched entirely new lines of business. How did I do this? Simon 2.0

The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software


The otherwise identical homes could be customized with the interior designs, embellishments and personal touch of the owners. Sound familiar?

Which Are More Legible: Serif or Sans Serif Typefaces?

User experience design and research. Case study: Icon design. 2002). Journal of Design Communication , No. 4. Alex Poole.

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7 Awesome Gift Ideas Made By Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nick Woodman was inspired to create a wearable sports camera during a surfing tour of Australia and founded GoPro in 2002. Their creation?

Best Advice I Ever Got: Antonio Neves

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But back in 2002, this challenge didn't deter the lean staff of Nickelodeon's U-Pick Live where I was a co-host and associate producer.

5 Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool

Duct Tape Marketing

solo email is designed to do only one thing, deliver the story and make a case for your offer. Grab Attention. Exchange Value. Be Sharable.

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How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue


FusionCharts was founded in 2002 by my brother, Pallav Nadhani , in a quest for more pocket money. But that's not the interesting part.

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Meet the Real Mother of Invention: Persistence

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These questions guided his designs and drove him to keep trying. And then 13 years of painstaking improvement. Human need drives innovation.

The Hail-Mary Pass Called Microsoft "Blue"

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s a legacy system based on an outdated model of operating system design. More on this later.) It''s not. big time. The horror, the horror.

Survival of the Fittest Variation: Evolutionary Algorithms in Optimization


But fitness can be anything — making money, a drug design that solves a medical problem — it’s whatever your goal is. Fitness.

Building the Company vs. Building the Business


In the early years, I did some things that now seem crazy for a brand new, 25-person company, like designing a sabbatical policy that wouldn’t kick in until an employee’s 7th anniversary.  One of the conversations we had in the interview was around the topic of building the company vs. building the business.

Looking Bigger

Scott Weiss

” —Director of IT, Fidelity Investments (circa 2002). We paid up for the best graphic designers for the website, business cards, and the sales collateral. At great debate from our board, we hired IDEO  to design a thick, aluminum faceplate and backplate with our branding. We were so good, but yet so puny. We felt big.

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What Happens When Entrepreneurs Fall in Love With Their Creations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In an edifice complex, a person falls in love with a building--or simply the desire to design one. Ever hear of the so-called "edifice complex"?

A Marketer’s Ode to Gawker

crowdSPRING Blog

As Farhad Manjoo put it in the New York Times : Created in 2002 after the dot-com bubble, Gawker was far from the first online news site; it wasn’t the first blog or the first network of blogs, either. poorly designed logo could make you the butt of a joke. There’s good reason for this. Like I said, conflicting feelings.

10 Best Business Books for Going Green

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And his green approach to things like product design and distribution have made Patagonia into the environmental icon it is today. 5.

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Our Investment in Cloze ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Also the fact that it “is designed from the get go around mobile usage in addition to the desktop web” is a huge advantage.

When Kickstarter Investors Want Their Money Back

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Kickstarter has raised millions for designers and entrepreneurs. Quest, a product designer by trade, had never started a company before.

3 Ways to Outwit Your Competition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The disruptive nature of the product or service is designed to be both different and better than the old way. Here's how to tell. Surprise them.

Wayfair's Road to $1 Billion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bear in mind that this was 2002, when public sentiment and the Dow Jones index held that the heyday of e-commerce had come and gone.