Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development
JULY 30, 2014
Customer Development versus Design Thinking. It’s the difference between Customer Development versus Design Thinking.
Working with Developers
APRIL 28, 2014
There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. Go watch a few episodes.
The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Tells you how to design new ventures with it. 3. Teaches you how to use Customer Development to test it. Alexander Osterwalder wrote it.
Nail the Customer Development Manifesto to the Wall
MARCH 29, 2012
When Bob Dorf and I wrote the Startup Owners Manual we listed a series of Customer Development principles. Not All Startups Are Alike.
The Curse of Knowledge in Product Design
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Startups are often struck by the Curse of Knowledge, specifically when it comes to product design and development. It becomes so easy to design products based on our own expertise (in those very products) and ignore the fact that we’ve stopped designing with our customer top of mind. Make sure you test.
Startup CTO or Developer
JANUARY 26, 2010
What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. Gap closed, right? Accounting?
Why A High Quality Mobile App Design Is Essential
APRIL 23, 2016
Not all mobile app designers are created equal. Some app designers are difficult to work with or fail to deliver on their promises.
Design is Purpose Driven and Solves Problems
FEBRUARY 14, 2014
I’m not a designer. You won’t always know why a certain application is built a certain way or a certain design was implemented.
Take your Professional Development to the Crowd
OCTOBER 7, 2016
But can the crowd contribute to professional development? Designers. Why Slack? Discuss, share, get help and acquire feedback. Marketers.
Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development
JUNE 26, 2012
They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.
Personas for Customer Development
JULY 13, 2011
Personas are an amazing tool for doing customer development. Customer Development Entrepreneurship User Experience design lean user experience personas user experienceThey are the clearest form of hypothesis, test, and learn (a.k.a. build, measure, learn).
Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup
JULY 23, 2012
I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? Accounting? Reporting?
10 Important Web Design Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Websites
JANUARY 4, 2016
Today, we’ll cover web design best practices and tips. Here are our top 10 tips to help you create an awesome website design in 2016: 1.
It’s Time To Design Human Experiences Versus Products
Startup Professionals Musings
DECEMBER 25, 2015
Much has been written about product design, but designing the total experience from the front rarely happens yet. Marty Zwilling.
How much does it cost to develop an app? The true price of starting from scratch
The Next Web
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Design & Dev Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion
6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business
OCTOBER 12, 2014
Focus on design or choose the right technology. Professionalisms web design web development Create gorgeous visual presentation.
How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy
Both Sides of the Table
JANUARY 16, 2012
So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. They’re the place focused on design. They think design wins.
Design Staff ? Design without a design team
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Design Staff. Design without a design team. Sean McBride / Web Developer, Adobe Typekit. Visual design leader.
Baby Steps To Breakthrough In Regional Economic Development
Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook
MARCH 5, 2015
Creativity, Innovation, and Economic Development — Embracing the Challenge. Economic Development is important and challenging work.
Should Your Company Develop a Mobile App?
OCTOBER 6, 2016
And there are a deluge of experts out there who insist that the development of brand-centric mobile applications is the future of marketing. This knowledge will serve as the foundation for conversations about function and design moving forward, so start here. Image Source: Pulatech.com. nearly doubling between 2011 and 2015.
On the (un?)importance of design
A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks
JUNE 13, 2011
If our website design was repulsive — literally — the bounce rate should now diminish. Was it the design that gave us that edge?
Web Designers vs. Web Developers
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
Do I need a designer or a developer?
Designing Products from Scratch: An Interview with UX Leader Josh Porter
View from Seed
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
JP: So I love this question because it gets to a very important issue in product design and growth: user bias. You Found a Problem to Solve.
Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Design Staff. Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. Photo by Emre Ayaroglu.
Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses
Up and Running
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Whether you are setting up shop or rebranding, designing your logo is just as important as getting things right on other aspects of your business.
Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.
DECEMBER 22, 2011
Design Staff. How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). The product design sprint: decide (day 3).
Combining big ideas and lean development practices
The Equity Kicker
JUNE 9, 2015
wrote a little on this topic last week in The importance of intent and the danger of incremental design. Startup general interest
Why Your Website Needs a Storyteller Instead of a Designer
Duct Tape Marketing
JANUARY 3, 2017
Why Your Website Needs a Storyteller Instead of a Designer written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The purpose of your site.
Turn Your Web Design Talent Into Freelance Success
APRIL 19, 2016
By Dan Bochichio, co-founder of Bocain Designs. Web design is an increasingly competitive profession. Have a portfolio. Cover Yourself.
Book: Product Design for the Web
OCTOBER 12, 2014
love the way this book starts off – with a quote from Paola Antonelli, MoMA Senior Curator of Architecture & Design + Director of R&D.
‘Will it go viral?’: The one user test mobile app developers should run
The Next Web
AUGUST 19, 2014
’: The one user test mobile app developers should run appeared first on The Next Web. Design & Dev Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion
Software Development Estimates, Where Do I Start?
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
For some reason many people discuss the problem of estimating software development timeframes without properly understanding the issue.
Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)
JANUARY 28, 2013
The design challenge. Our challenge was to design a program that could: Teach participants on how to turn their ideas into fundable experiments.
Developing a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Curriculum
DECEMBER 14, 2012
Align and train mentors to embrace customer development. In 2012, in partnership with Stanford University , U.C. Here’s what she had to say….
How to Think Like a Stanford-Trained Design Thinker
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Why a focus on process and skill isn't enough to develop design thinkers
Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
JUNE 26, 2015
Intriguing Graphic Design Books & Resources – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1BdHpX9. How Google Finally Got Design crowdspring.co/1cKhz14.
Twitter Link Roundup #251 – Cool ideas about Small Business, Startups, and Design!
JANUARY 9, 2015
Why Career Development And Advancement Aren’t The Same Thing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation crowdspring.co/1BwA14h. 14niIbA.
Creating Startup Success – Customer Development + Business Model Design
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
In previous posts I’ve talked about what the combination of Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Methodologies mean to startups and intrapreneurs in large companies; it’s the beginning of entrepreneurship as a science with its own rules and methodologies. link]. She posted her notes from the talk here.) link].
2 Challenges of Startup Customer Development & How to Get Great Feedback Instead
View from Seed
OCTOBER 22, 2015
Customer development” has become its own skill and body of knowledge, and there are some crucial nuances to understand up front before beginning your customer dev discussions. https://blog.kissmetrics.com/26-customer-development-resources/. Product & DesignBut how do you go about figuring out what people want? Surveys suck.
Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era
The Product Guy
OCTOBER 25, 2016
In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”.