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Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

Customer Development versus Design Thinking. It’s the difference between Customer Development versus Design Thinking.

Working with Developers


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

Steve Blank

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

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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

Steve Blank

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

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

Instigator Blog

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

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

Instigator Blog

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


What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. Gap closed, right? Accounting?

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Baby Steps To Breakthrough In Regional Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creativity, Innovation, and Economic Development — Embracing the Challenge. Economic Development is important and challenging work.

Why A High Quality Mobile App Design Is Essential


Not all mobile app designers are created equal. Some app designers are difficult to work with or fail to deliver on their promises.

Twitter Link Roundup #294 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

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10 Important Web Design Best Practices & Tips for Small Business Websites – [link] The lesson here? Enjoy!

6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business


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!

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Intriguing Graphic Design Books & Resources – Print Magazine How Google Finally Got Design

Twitter Link Roundup #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Consulting Giant McKinsey Buys Itself a Top Design Firm | WIRED 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

Design & Dev Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion

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Small Business Marketing 2014: Smart Web Design Best Practices and Tips

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Today, we’ll cover small business web design best practices and tips. Keep the design simple, fresh, and unique.

Personas for Customer Development

Grasshopper Herder

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).

The Role of a PPC Expert in Web Development

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

That’s how you should develop your next website … Struggling AdWords accounts are facing two issues; High CPCs and Low Conversion Rates.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. They’re the place focused on design. They think design wins.

Twitter Link Roundup #251 – Cool ideas about Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Why Career Development And Advancement Aren’t The Same Thing | Fast Company | Business + Innovation 14niIbA.

Twitter Link Roundup #290 – Seriously. A Ton of Good Stuff For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity 3D Printed Wearable Planter Ring – Design Milk

Book: Product Design for the Web

Feld Thoughts

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


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?

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How to Think Like a Stanford-Trained Design Thinker

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Why a focus on process and skill isn't enough to develop design thinkers

Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Design Staff

Design Staff. Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. Photo by Emre Ayaroglu.

Creating Startup Success – Customer Development + Business Model Design

Steve Blank

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].

Combining big ideas and lean development practices

The Equity Kicker

wrote a little on this topic last week in The importance of intent and the danger of incremental design. Startup general interest

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2 Challenges of Startup Customer Development & How to Get Great Feedback Instead

View from Seed

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. 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

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.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.

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The Flaming Lips and Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

But wait, there’s more… The Creativity Forum Conference as a Trigger for Economic Development. Scott Booker is CEO.

Developing a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Steve Blank

Align and train mentors to embrace customer development. In 2012, in partnership with Stanford University , U.C. Here’s what she had to say….

Twitter Link Roundup #293 – All About Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

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Artistic Designs by Zaxxr – Design Milk Student production + motion design! Click the play button.

‘Will it go viral?’: The one user test mobile app developers should run

The Next Web

’: The one user test mobile app developers should run appeared first on The Next Web. Design & Dev Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion

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Twitter Link Roundup #244 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

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Interview with Brian Clark: How Customer Experience Maps Help You Develop a Smarter Content Strategy | Copyblogger –

Twitter Link Roundup #278 – Freaky Good Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government’s Crappy Design [link] As mashups go, h cool is that? Enjoy!

Design Staff ? Design without a design team

Design Staff

Design Staff. Design without a design team. Sean McBride / Web Developer, Adobe Typekit. Visual design leader.

Twitter Link Roundup #282 – Profoundly Great Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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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!