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. Participate in the entire engineering cycle.

How Andela Finds and Trains World-Class Engineers in Africa [Traction #41: Christina Sass]

View from Seed

Christina Sass is co-founder and COO of Andela, a company that locates, trains, and staffs world-class engineers in Africa for hire by tech companies in the US and elsewhere. The post How Andela Finds and Trains World-Class Engineers in Africa [Traction #41: Christina Sass] appeared first on NextView Ventures. Product & Design Startup Stories Traction Podcast

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Bigger isn’t better: Smaller engineering teams are the key to innovation

The Next Web

Engineers, scientists, and manufacturers once made bold steps and drove the human race forward. Less than 10 years passed from developing jet engines to launching a supersonic aircraft into the sky and 20 years from the first fully automatic computer to one that took us to the moon.

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Website’s Search Engine Rank

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing online marketing search engine optimization seo website design website developmentThere’s no silver bullet with SEO, but start by making your website fundamentally sound and you’ll be on your way to improved search results.

Fake designs yield real results

Design Staff

Twenty years ago, when I started my design career, I made a lot of fake stuff. You could say “Gosh, you didn’t understand the intricacies of designing for the real world!” But, all of this fake design work was critical to my career. Design work in the real world is pretty hard.

How Do You Help Your Designers and Engineers Understand One Another? Very, Very Carefully

Inc Startups

Great things can happen when these two teams understand one another. Here's how to get them speaking the same language. Innovate

Should Your Engineering Startup Join A Chamber Of Commerce?


When it comes to engineering, much of what you will be doing is design, especially if your niche within the industry is civil engineering. When it comes to designing architecture, for example, this market is largely dependent upon the local economy.

Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take

View from Seed

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. If you know you are building something that is web-based but very UI intensive, an engineer with lots of Front-End experience is ideal. This is about trust — a lot of trust goes into this first engineering generalist.

Advanced PCB Design Solutions

The Startup Magazine

Because of the competition in the development of software designs in the market today, the need to keep with the times and opt for advanced PCB solutions is necessary for every interconnection. To keep up with the growth, PCBs need more advanced tools and designs to make them more viable.

Recruiting Startup Engineers | Femgineer

HOME About the Femgineer Speaking Engagements Reading List Recruiting Startup Engineers With the startup market taking off, there is always a clamor to find good engineers, developers, and designers. Engineers love to build, solve tough problems, and make progress.

Why This Tech Founder Went into Design Instead of Engineering

Inc Startups

Debbie Sterling, founder of GoldieBlox, explains how an internship at a design agency changed her perspective on branding

A growth engine without a profit engine is incomplete thinking

The Equity Kicker

In addition to a growth engine, companies need to understand their profit engine. I just saw this diagram on Growthhackers in an article explaining Uber’s success. And they have had a lot of success.

Top 10 Considerations Of Medical Website Design


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. When you start the web design process, make sure that all of your product pages are mobile friendly. responsive web design.

The Engineer’s Dilemma

Austin Startup

I wholeheartedly believe that I didn’t choose to be an engineer, “it” chose me. I can’t even tell if it was nurture or nature since my mother, my step-father, my step-brother and his wife, are also engineers. My best friend from high school ended up being an engineer too.

The Small Business Guide To SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in 2017

crowdSPRING Blog

If you’re moving slowly or have yet to implement search engine optimization (SEO) strategies as part of your overall marketing efforts, you’re falling behind your competitors. Pay Careful Attention To Landing Page Design. Image Source: SEO Linkbuilding.

Engineered for Fraud

Mark Birch

To spare you reading through the thread, the complaint leveled was that the site has been engineered to mask that you are buying a subscription and to obfuscate the opt-out and cancellation processes. There is a lot of chatter about the rise of grow hacking.

Google Engineer: How We Interview, How I’d Beat Us for Talent, & How Non-Technical Founders Should Approach Devs

View from Seed

Saurya Velagapudi is a senior software engineer at Google, based in their Cambridge, Mass., I recently chatted with Saurya about how he approaches hiring engineers at Google and what founders can learn. ” to the more complex, “Can you design Google?”

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales.

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Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales.

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Ardent War Story 5: The Best Marketers Are Engineers

Steve Blank

Building an Advisory Board In my travels outside the building I kept my eyes out for articulate and visionary scientists and engineers who had expertise we lacked, and were willing to help in an advisory capacity. Ardent War Story 5: The Best Marketers Are Engineers [.]

Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering - is changing the startup landscape for scientists and engineers.

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.

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.

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”. He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales.

Engineering spirals: 10 philosophies to facilitate innovation

The Next Web

Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn) is the VP of Edge Engineering for the Netflix API. Because of this growing importance, it is essential for engineering leaders to maintain a culture of innovation within their teams to ensure high performance and to keep the company ahead of.

The Significance of SEO in Web Design

Duct Tape Marketing

The Significance of SEO in Web Design written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Websites that do not appear on the first page of search engine results when people carry out searches can be regarded as non-existent among online users. Search Engine Friendly Sites.

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Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Part 3: Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster.

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.

A Designer’s Perspective on Working with Product Managers

The Product Guy

A product manager just stopped by the desk of the designer on a lazy Thursday afternoon. The designer showed him something, and they started discussing a new feature’s design loudly. The designer just took a deep breath and hid his face behind his hands.

The Engine of Economic Growth

Taffy Williams

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 The Engine of Economic Growth The Engine of Economic Growth [1] By Stephen A. Boyko [2] Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company.

Resilience Engineering #15: Cutting Edge

Active Garage

It has a great deal of relevance in applying resilience engineering (RE) in project management. Managing a $30 million dollar project the opportunity was present to work with a really great project engineer, Claudio. He left consulting engineering and got a job with a pump manufacturer.

Startup Engineering


With finance, ambition, and arrogance to spare, lots of newly designed bridges went up, leading to spectacular and gruesome collapses. It wasn’t until the mid 1800′s that engineers started to understand the principles of preloading and the metrics needed to anticipate stress on building materials. For the first time in 2000 years, you could design a new kind of bridge and know in advance that it would stay up. Building a startup can be like building a bridge.

Yahoo's New Logo Design: Micromanaged, Over-Engineered, Boring

Inc Startups

According to published reports, the new logo wasn’t designed by a top corporate identification firm. Instead, a company spokesman says, the work was handled by "an in-house brand design group and product designers." Because it was created by product designers and engineers.

Entrepreneurs and VCs can use Innovation Engineering


Yes.Entrepreneurs and VCs can use Innovation Engineering. Entrepreneurs to understand the needs, design, implement, validate/verify and evolve/revolutionize Innovation. More on Innovation Engineering is here: [link] and here [link]. General Ideas & Companies engineering entrepreneur innovation Innovation Engineering VCVCs to validate/verify and revalidate/reverify Innovation of their portfolio and future portfolio companies.

Empathic Design: Mapping Your Brain, Brand, and Data


Apart from basic usability fixes, aligning your messaging and design with your users’ motivations is a good bet. Empathic design is one such technique, an underutilized facet of qualitative research. What is Empathic Design? Empathic Design in Action: How Is It Used?

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7 Steps to Building a Recruiting Engine That Works

Instigator Blog

Everywhere else, it’s a general lack of talent (and I’m speaking mostly about tech talent: developers & designers). But my point is this: In Canada (at least) we tend to under value people (particularly developers and designers) and in return pay them less than they’re worth. We all know recruiting is hard. Almost everyone, universally, complains about it.

Shrewd Ideas For Effective Web Design


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. Your website should also provide search engine optimization (SEO).

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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. The business-development person organizes marketing events; the engineer draws the illustration for the funny 404 page; the office manager runs the mailing list.

Engineering Success

The Freestyle Entrepreneur

The objective, as he saw it, was to combine those “disturbing” survey results about half-baked sales reps with a basic principle of engineering: It is essential to thoroughly understand your subject before you can make sound judgments about it. The result is the now-patented “Financial Engineering Process,” which provides quality financial education, training and advanced case design through Nick Gregory’s Financial Engineering Institute, LLC.

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.