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.
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.
Document Your MVP for a Developer
DECEMBER 19, 2012
He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
The Role of a PPC Expert in Web Development
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
AUGUST 9, 2016
That’s how you should develop your next website … Struggling AdWords accounts are facing two issues; High CPCs and Low Conversion Rates.
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.
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.
Twitter Link Roundup #277 – More Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
JULY 10, 2015
What is a full-stack designer, and should you be one? Going Custom: Top Gear Talks Bike Design – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1Klny9V.
‘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 #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.
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
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.