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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Twitter Link Roundup #294 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!
JANUARY 22, 2016
10 Important Web Design Best Practices & Tips for Small Business Websites – [link] crowdspring.co/1OI9pbu. The lesson here? Enjoy!
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.
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 #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
MAY 29, 2015
Consulting Giant McKinsey Buys Itself a Top Design Firm | WIRED crowdspring.co/1E9qlvX. How Has Design Changed Since 1980? Metallica?
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
Small Business Marketing 2014: Smart Web Design Best Practices and Tips
MARCH 4, 2014
Today, we’ll cover small business web design best practices and tips. Keep the design simple, fresh, and unique.
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).
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.
Twitter Link Roundup #290 – Seriously. A Ton of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity crowdspring.co/1hlodxa. 3D Printed Wearable Planter Ring – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1LdNJRd.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
Twitter Link Roundup #293 – All About Small Business, Startups, and Designers!
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Artistic Designs by Zaxxr – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1W7pURS. Student production + motion design! Click the play button.
The Flaming Lips and Economic Development
Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook
MARCH 13, 2015
But wait, there’s more… The Creativity Forum Conference as a Trigger for Economic Development. Scott Booker is CEO.
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.
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….
‘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
Twitter Link Roundup #278 – Freaky Good Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
JULY 17, 2015
Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government’s Crappy Design [link] crowdspring.co/1MbGeIk As mashups go, h cool is that? Enjoy!
Twitter Link Roundup #244 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Interview with Brian Clark: How Customer Experience Maps Help You Develop a Smarter Content Strategy | Copyblogger – crowdspring.co/1xc6e2i.
Twitter Link Roundup #282 – Profoundly Great Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
AUGUST 14, 2015
The architects Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes have designed a magical undersea journey – an incredible ride for the senses. We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!
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.
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.