Design Sprints

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Nis Frome, lead a conversation around “Design Sprints”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Check it out… About The Product Mentor.

Designing Your Office Space? Keep Biophilic Design In Mind

YFS Magazine

Increasingly, designers are turning towards biophilic design for office space planning, so why is it so important? Culture Workspaces biophilic design company culture eco eco-friendly business Office Space office space design workspaces

Learning Design Thinking By Design Doing

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

I was invited by the organising team of the Society for Technical Communication’s India chapter conference to introduce the concepts of Design thinking to the participants. Innovation Design Thinking DT introduction to design thinking STC what is design thinking

The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank

This week the author of the business model canvas, my friend Alexander Osterwalder, launched his new book Value Proposition Design , the sequel to his million copy best seller, Business Model Generation. Tells you how to design new ventures with it.

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

Two methods, Design Thinking and Customer Development (the core of the Lean Startup) provide the tactical day-to-day process of how to turn ideas into products. . Customer Development versus Design Thinking.

Design is Purpose Driven and Solves Problems

Instigator Blog

I’m not a designer. But as a product manager, it’s my job to understand how design (and UI/UX) can be applied to solving problems. (It’s You won’t always know why a certain application is built a certain way or a certain design was implemented.

The Product Designer Role


The Product Designer Role. You got the go ahead to hire some in-house designers. Up until now you’ve been relying on an external agency for the majority of your design work and this is going to enable you to create a team that is much more responsive and predictable. Your next task is to define the product design role within your company. Here's a short list of important attributes of the modern product designer role: (1) Product Orientation.

Ghost Buttons: UX Disaster or Effective Design?


They’re generally used more on websites that use a minimalist or flat design. From a design perspective there are several advantages of using ghost buttons. Their subtle design can give prominence to other design elements on the page. Original design with a pink button.

User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Marc Wendell, lead a conversation around “UX Design Tactics”. Amanda is passionate about customer led product design and in product prototyping to deliver best in market products and customer outcomes.

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. Then keep that top of mind – and more importantly, keep your customers front and center – whenever doing any product design and development.

Techniques to Rethink your Instructional Design Strategies


Check this blog for techniques that’ll help you get your instructional design on track. eLearning Design instructional design strategies

Design Staff ? Design without a design team

Design Staff

Design Staff. Design without a design team. In an ideal world, every company has a dedicated design team. Must they wait until they’re big enough to hire a full design team before they can practice good design? Visual design leader.

Design Your Office Space To Boost Productivity And Creativity

YFS Magazine

This article Design Your Office Space To Boost Productivity And Creativity appeared first in YFS Magazine. Workspaces home office office design Office Space productivity workspacesWorkspaces are tools that should enhance your company.

How to Run a Remote Design Sprint without Going Crazy

Design Staff

design-sprint remote-working google-ventures designA few tricks for distributed teams Continue reading on GV Library ».

Why A Design Mindset Matters For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

I can safely state that most people don’t get what “design” means. This is why design is usually relegated to the outskirts of organizations. This article Why A Design Mindset Matters For Entrepreneurs appeared first in YFS Magazine.

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. In a new book, “ X: The Experience When Business Meets Design ,” Brian Solis details how to design the whole experience, rather than just the product.

The Most Underutilized Question in Web Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Web design has come a long way since the days of Angelfire chaos. In truth, the user experience designer has always been around. It’s just that before we woke up to the fact that our design should revolve around the user, they were web designers.

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2017 Top Workplace Design Trends

Inc Startups

From their physical layout to the arc of the lighting, today's hottest office designers predict trends for 2017

Can Robots Do the Job of Designers? Nutella Gives it a Whirl

Inc Startups

DesignNo two Nutella labels were alike.

How a Design Startup Scaled and Gained International Credibility

Up and Running

I knew that a platform that focused exclusively on graphic design was needed both for freelance designers (like myself), and for people looking for quality, affordable design solutions. Today, we are one of the biggest players in the design crowdsourcing marketplace.

On the (un?)importance of design

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

We recently underwent a Cinderella-like transformation: A total redesign of the WP Engine website from despicable steaming pile of hideousness to a designed, thematic — dare I say artistic? If our website design was repulsive — literally — the bounce rate should now diminish.

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Why Your Business Needs A Web Design Style Guide

YFS Magazine

If you rely on your brand image and reputation, there is nothing more important than having a web design style guide in place to protect that image online. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing personal website web design web development

Psychographics: The Key to Effective UX Design

crowdSPRING Blog

But when it comes to design, demographics can fall woefully short in terms of generating meaningful insights. Not every 30-something woman making a healthy living as an accountant feels and thinks the same way, and while design is most certainly an element of a platform or application’s function, it’s also a form of psychological influence via the aesthetic. If your approach to UX design is “one and done”, your results won’t be durable anyway.

How top startups pay designers

Design Staff

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. He personally felt undervalued and he worried that the company’s culture might underrate design generally. It’s pretty easy to get a range of salaries for “UX Designer in San Francisco”, for instance. Design Hiring

10 Important Web Design Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover web design best practices and tips. We’ll point you to great resources and examples and highlight recent changes in web design. Here are our top 10 tips to help you create an awesome website design in 2016: 1. Use a responsive design.

Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Design Staff

Design Staff. Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. Finding the perfect designer to join your team is tough — there’s no way around it. I’ve struggled for months searching for the right designer.

Design Staff ? How to interview a designer with the perfect design.

Design Staff

Design Staff. How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. I wasn’t really good at interviewing designers until I had a few dozen interviews to compare. The design exercise.

Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.

Design Staff

Design Staff. How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). As a designer at engineering-centric companies for the last 10 years or so, I spend a lot of time working with engineers. But there is a reason why teams need both design and engineering.

Office Design Tips To Enhance Your Startup Workspace

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at practical ways you can create a productive, stylish office that is designed to grow alongside your business. Workspaces office design Office Space workspaces

Book: Product Design for the Web

Feld Thoughts

Last week Fred Wilson wrote a post recommending two books including Randy Hunt’s Product Design for the Web: Principles of Designing and Releasing Web Products. “People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s about product design.

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Exploring the Social Impact of Graphic Design

crowdSPRING Blog

When it comes to crowdsourcing design needs, the projects that come to mind are pretty specific to branding. But there’s another avenue of design that does well when sourced to the crowd that can have significant impacts outside of profit margins: socially influential design.

The Future of Design Education is. No Design Education

Inc Startups

What to consider when hiring design talent. Innovate

Why Responsive Design Is Not Mobile Optimization (and What to Do About It)


Joel Harvey of Conversion Sciences agrees, adding some controversial statements (read: wake up calls)… Joel Harvey , Conversion Sciences: “Responsive design, as we know it today is toxic to mobile conversion rates. design elements), you run the risk of over-simplifying.

How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise

Google Ventures

Now that we’re past hunting for unicorns , and we know what design roles are needed at a startup , it’s time to get into the gritty details: the design interview. I wasn’t really good at interviewing designers until I had a few dozen interviews to compare. The design exercise.

Design Staff ? Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think.

Design Staff

Design Staff. Story-centered design: hacking your brain to think like a user. Braden Kowitz / Design Partner, Google Ventures. When I first started designing interactive products, it was a struggle. I used to design screens. Story-centered design.

Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios

Design Staff

Design Staff. Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios. Chad Thornton / Designer, Airbnb. Designers know that looks sell, and many people sell themselves that way. Of course, the ability to make something that looks good matters, especially for visual designers.

Principles of User Interface Design

Principles of User Interface Design. "To To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse." - Paul Rand.

Balancing Data and Design in Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Vasu Vadlamudi, lead a conversation around “Balancing Data and Design in Product Management”.

Lies Your Designer Told You (or Data vs Design)


Designers versus data more than ever deserves its place in the pantheon of great conflicts: the Hatfields vs. McCoys, Android vs. iOS, Social Media Marketing vs. Results, Athens vs. Sparta, the Doctor vs. Daleks, Auburn vs. Alabama, and Fox News vs. reality. What is data and what is design?

What Should You Do When Someone Rips Off Your Site Design

Feld Thoughts

Last month, my team worked with a designer to create a new homepage for my startup. Yesterday, I saw that another company ripped off our entire site design. The post What Should You Do When Someone Rips Off Your Site Design appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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