Techpreneur and Developer Behind World’s First AI-Powered Design Tool for Presentations

Hearpreneur

San Francisco-based Beautiful.AI , a first-of-its-kind tool that applies artificial intelligence to automate the design process, has just released new product features to help SMBs create modern, clean and professionally designed slides in minutes. I have more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience building and leading design-orientated technology companies from early stage ideation to market leadership.

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.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer?

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Is Design Thinking, Artful?

YoungUpstarts

In the current context of rapid-fire change, many non-designer companies have a growing sense that typical assumptions, methods and procedures no longer work. In order to become more creative and innovative, they often try to “hack” into the way designers work.

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Six Big Problems You’ll Solve When You Apply Design Thinking To Your Learning And Development 

YoungUpstarts

Phillips, PhD, and Patti Phillips, PhD, are coauthors of “ The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Deliver Business Results and Increase the Investment in Talent Development “ It’s no secret that learning and development departments are in a tough spot.

5 Design Tips To Make Your Boxes Pop

YoungUpstarts

Developing the right strategy for a product’s packaging can seem overwhelming, but the following design tips are sure to make any box pop! Reducing negative space will only make the design feel sloppy and chaotic. Too many designs and the box will look chaotic.

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The Importance Of Concept Design To The Product Development Process Of Businesses

The Startup Magazine

Before we delve into the importance of concept design to the product design and development process of businesses, it is imperative that we define it first. Hedges calls concept design as the initial big picture of your product.

8 Mobile App Development Pitfalls To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Mobile app development must be a clear and focused endeavor. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app design mobile app development technologyThe goal is to create a flawless application that’ll be loved and shared by thousands of users.

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How To Hire An Offshore Web Development Company In India

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at five things to consider that will help you choose the best web development company in India (or any country for that matter). Grow Marketing & Sales Technology company website offshoring technology web design web development

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. The cost of developing a product is almost entirely a people cost.

3 Web Design Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

YFS Magazine

The deceit and deception of unscrupulous web designers is a real issue. Here's what you need to know before you hire a web designer. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing online marketing web design web development

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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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Working with Developers

SoCal CTO

There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. I guess it should not be a surprise that Founders have lots of challenges working with developers. But my developers want to go into way too much detail.

6 Lifehacks That Will Help You Save On Mobile App Development

YoungUpstarts

The cost of a mobile app depends on a variety of factors such as functionality, design, supported platforms, targeted audience, integration points etc. There are two main paths to follow in mobile app development: native and cross-platform. Hire Junior Developers.

7 Useful Web Design Tips For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Effective web design involves creating a practical and aesthetically pleasing site. Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing web design web developmentHere are 7 useful tips to keep in mind.

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7 Basic Tips For App Development

YoungUpstarts

Better app development isn’t hard, in fact it just takes the right mindset and some well thought out planning. Not only will this help you keep the development process focused, it will also make it easier for you to market your app once it’s complete. Others app development

Cool Logo Ideas: Tips To Design A Killer Business Logo

YoungUpstarts

So it’s development must not be overlooked. Follow these tips to design an awesome business logo. That’s what many designers ask themselves before picking up a pencil to design the first sketch. First, a logo design must be simple.

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20 Most Influential Graphic Design Companies From Around the World

crowdSPRING Blog

Graphic design is a notoriously competitive field and it can be tough for companies to stand out. But, at least twenty graphic design firms from around the world have proven to be the best in their field, with gorgeous portfolios filled with impressive clients and prominent design campaigns.

5 Web Design Strategies To Engage Users on Your Site

YoungUpstarts

Making sure your website is visually appealing is an important aspect of your web design. Over time, businesses including eCommerce sites have found that using design to engage users is an essential part of making a site successful. Use Graphical Cues and Design on Your CTAs.

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How Flawed Web Design Undermines Your Brand Image

YoungUpstarts

Here are some of the commonly shared principles among website design Melbourne professionals that will help your website convey a distinctive brand image. ur web design, ??u Others branding web design web developmentb d???gn gn ?? ut th? ng, u??ful ng t? b d???gn k b???nd

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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).

Democratizing The Tools Of Design

YoungUpstarts

By Kevin Bennett, co-author of “ Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works “ America has a long history of championing rugged individualism and visionary leadership, especially when it comes to innovation.

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4 Ways To Design A Website That Attracts Your Ideal Customers

YFS Magazine

Uncategorized company website marketing website design website developmentNo matter the aim of your small business, a crucial component to attracting your ideal customer is to help them find your brand via your company website.

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Understanding E-Commerce Website Development Cost: A Guide

YoungUpstarts

This cost will depend on how you want your website to perform and the company you choose to assist you in developing it. In this guide we help calculate your ecommerce website development cost so that you can create a realistic budget for your business. Design.

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Estimating App Development: What Small Businesses Need To Know?

YoungUpstarts

Software development companies face lots of different cases, but generally all of them fall into two main categories: – Client has been nursing the idea of his/her mobile app for a long time but it takes months or even years to bring it to the stage of development estimation.

Shrewd Ideas For Effective Web Design

YoungUpstarts

Your web design has a huge impact on the number of prospects you convert to clients. To implement a plan for web design, you need to know how customers are using your website. Website design factors. We’ve previously listed many components for a well-designed website.

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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. Filed under: Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development. Tags: Business Model versus Business Plan Customer Development

Top 10 Considerations Of Medical Website Design

YoungUpstarts

If you’re new to the world of web design and want to know how you can use it to your medical company’s advantage, this is the article for you. First, content is typically the primary resource that an online reader/viewer will use to develop an impression of your brand.

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Well-Designed Elements That Make Businesses Stand Out

The Startup Magazine

Design a business card that highlights your brand, your role, and your contact information. Whether you sell your products and services online or whether you have an offline business, a well-designed website is a must. Starting a business is only half the battle.

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5 Simple Ways (And Tools) To Improve Product Development

YFS Magazine

As with product development of any kind, process design is often the most difficult (yet most valuable) part of your project. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing product development software development

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.

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6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Focus on design or choose the right technology. Deepak Chauhan loves to help his clients with his design strategies to attract, engage and convert. He is the CEO & Founder of VOCSO Web Studio , a website design & development agency based in Delhi/NCR, India.

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6 Mobile App Design Tips To Improve Conversions

YFS Magazine

Mobile app design plays a crucial role in delivering higher conversions. Keep the following design tips in mind to boost your mobile app conversion rates. Grow Technology appreneur mobile app mobile app design mobile app development mobile app marketing

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

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Timing Matters – A Sneak Peek Into The Mobile App Development Process

YoungUpstarts

Mobile app development is not just about developing an app for either android or IOS. App development is a cumbersome process that involves a lot of micro-managed aspects to be catered to. Designing the User interface. Now you design a sales and marketing strategy.

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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. I thought they might be worth enumerating here: A Startup Is a Temporary Organization Designed to Search. Pair Customer Development with Agile Development.

Designing For The Mobile Experience

YoungUpstarts

Not sure if you should get a web designer to optimize your site for mobile devices? Another option is to hire a web designer to develop a mobile version of your site. Others mobile development mobile devices web design

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Why Companies Should Develop Apps To Reach Their Customers

YoungUpstarts

You can use responsive web design so that your standard website automatically optimises the way it is displayed when it is viewed on a mobile device. Others app development mobile apps mobile development

The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

Steve Blank

It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses and agile engineering to build minimum viable products. Tells you how to design new ventures with it. Product/Market fit now has its own book.

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.

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Designing For Underrepresented Technologists First

Feld Thoughts

What isn’t obvious is that they did 100% of their product research, design, and UX testing with developers who happen to be women and/or people of color. If a company wants a premium posting, Find My Flock has an off-the-record phone call with two developers in the company to make sure they’re happy. While mostly driven by “determined intersectional feminism ,” Kate thinks more platforms should be designed this way.

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How To Develop A Great Product That Will Sell

YoungUpstarts

If the consensus is favorable, then you can move on towards designing and building the product. Others product developmentIt makes sense that if you want to have a great company, then you need to have great products.

Keys To A Successful Business Development Plan

YoungUpstarts

About 60% of the business development plans fail to achieve their goals, and what is worse, many fail to materialize within the first year. Sales, marketing and Presales teams are areas where plans begin to forge, and business develops with responsibility for implementation.