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). Drink a beer with your engineer.
Yahoo's New Logo Design: Micromanaged, Over-Engineered, Boring
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
According to published reports, the new logo wasn’t designed by a top corporate identification firm. s new design to best-in-class logos.
A growth engine without a profit engine is incomplete thinking
The Equity Kicker
MARCH 9, 2015
In addition to a growth engine, companies need to understand their profit engine. And they have had a lot of success.
A Designer’s Perspective on Working with Product Managers
The Product Guy
MARCH 14, 2017
A product manager just stopped by the desk of the designer on a lazy Thursday afternoon. How to give designers tasks and keep them motivated?
Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take
View from Seed
APRIL 21, 2016
How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? What kind of engineers do you need? Now consider a few high-level categories of engineers: Front-End. The best engineers I’ve worked with cross into multiple categories. This is about trust — a lot of trust goes into this first engineering generalist.
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.
User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers
The Product Guy
JANUARY 31, 2017
In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Marc Wendell, lead a conversation around “UX Design Tactics”. Enjoy!
How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors)
DECEMBER 22, 2011
As a designer at engineering-centric companies for the last 10 years or so, I spend a lot of time working with engineers. Designers, you can create these kinds of relationships with engineers too — you just need to cut through the personal biases of both designers and engineers to create space for effective partnerships.
Why Yammer believes the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Kris Gale, VP of Engineering at Yammer, argues the key to building fast at scale lies in small teams.
The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Tells you how to design new ventures with it. Value Proposition Design is a “must have” for anyone creating a new venture. Buy it.
Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers
JULY 28, 2011
Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers. Yet this system isn’t perfect. Until today.
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.
Engineering spirals: 10 philosophies to facilitate innovation
The Next Web
MARCH 25, 2014
Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn) is the VP of Edge Engineering for the Netflix API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.
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. Here’s why.
Design Staff ? Design without a design team
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Design Staff. Design without a design team. In an ideal world, every company has a dedicated design team. Whoops, sorry!
A Great Graduation Speech For Engineers And Entrepreneurs
JUNE 14, 2011
My friend Krista Marks (now at Disney – which acquired her first company – Kerpoof ) sent me a copy of the graduation speech she gave at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing on May 8th. In 1989, I graduated with degree in Electrical Engineering from the USC. Enjoy and be inspired! *.
How top startups pay designers
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
A few weeks ago I had coffee with an experienced product designer. One was an almost perfect match — the right design challenges and aligned with Carl’s personal interests. In less than 24 hours the CEO sent Carl an offer to be their lead designer. The “designer” label is really broad. Senior UI Designer: $90-140k.
Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine. Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine. Follow @datacommunitydc. About.
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 Design Strategies for Turning Visitors into Paying Customers
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
OCTOBER 25, 2015
It may be that your web design that is the culprit. If you believe this is the case, here are some things to consider as you evaluate and remodel your website design. Ease of Navigation must be at the Forefront of your Web Design Strategy. Second, as part of their process of ranking websites , search engines track bounce rates.
How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Product and Engineering. Design. Design.
Startups: Stop Trying To Hire Ninja-Rockstar Engineers
AUGUST 6, 2012
He was formerly the co-founder and CTO at Designer Pages. Great companies need great engineers who want to solve complex problems.
Design Staff ? How to interview a designer with the perfect design.
DECEMBER 29, 2011
Design Staff. How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures.
Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend
JANUARY 24, 2014
Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. University.
Design Staff ? Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think.
MARCH 22, 2012
Design Staff. Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think like a user. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures.
How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise
DECEMBER 29, 2011
I wasn’t really good at interviewing designers until I had a few dozen interviews to compare. The design exercise. Design Hiring
GV Guide to Design Critique
MARCH 23, 2015
Critiques are one of the most important ingredients to great design, but far too often designers leave critiques secretly feeling scattered, frustrated, and disempowered. Even when everyone is well-meaning, there are many subtle ways a critique can go off the rails and hurt your design process. Design Here’s how.
Twitter Link Roundup #284 – Late Summer Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
AUGUST 28, 2015
Lost Designs: Making Digital Versions of Wood Type – Print Magazine crowdspring.co/1UXXCW5. My Design Shop crowdspring.co/1EkdNn0.
This Map Shows Where All The Open Software Engineering Jobs Are In The U.S.
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
JUNE 20, 2016
Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
MAY 8, 2015
6 Thoughts on Creating and Leading Engineering Teams – buff.ly/1zNp7eB. The Basics of Email Marketing | Search Engine Journal crowdspring.co/1PYFIjm.
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.
Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 20, 2010
This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. This post is designed mostly for non-technical founders. But barely.
Twitter Link Roundup #270 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
MAY 22, 2015
‘We Had a Crush on the MakerBot': How 3-D Printing Won These Fashion Designers Over [link] crowdspring.co/1E9jIJQ Enjoy! 1Poz213. 1EQCGpi.
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.
Are Marketers Now Required to be Engineers Too?
Startup Marketing Blog
JANUARY 11, 2013
As much as I hate to admit it, online marketers with engineering backgrounds often have a significant advantage over non-engineering marketers. Not only are engineering marketers more capable of getting the essentials done, they can use their reserve of time and creative energy to be scrappy about building marketing experiments.
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”.
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.
Should designers trust their instincts — or the data?
JANUARY 15, 2014
For many tech companies, design is no longer subjective. In the design world, there’s always been a dichotomy between data and instinct.
Twitter Link Roundup #249 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More
DECEMBER 26, 2014
Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days – crowdspring.co/1G5fCq0. 15 Creative Wrapping Paper Designs | Print Magazine – crowdspring.co/12gwwUn.
Design Staff ? Welcome to Design Staff
OCTOBER 31, 2011
Design Staff. Welcome to Design Staff. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. The product design sprint: decide (day 3).