Don’t Sell Technology, Sell Magic

Instigator Blog

Tech startups aren’t in the technology business. Most customers don’t understand the technology that exists behind the products they use. Sell magic, not technology. Customer Development customer development design product design selling technology

5 Technologies Here Today That Will Change Your Life

Startup Professionals Musings

As a new business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Many technology advances have negative implications for certain industries and segments of society.

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Technology to Improve Efficiency and Scale Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Technology is also helping business owners run leaner operations to trim expenses while boosting profits. Here are four ways technology can help you increase your efficiency and scale your way to a more profitable business. Technology

Startup Shootaround: Making Sense of Voice Technology

View from Seed

Below is a lightly edited transcript of our latest shootaround on voice technology. Apple, et al, are basically training humans to be comfortable speaking to technology. The third factor here is that the technology barrier is coming down. Experts Product & Design

Tech Checkup: Cloud Technology Redefining the Dental Industry

The Startup Magazine

If you’ve been to a dentist recently, you’re probably already aware that the dental industry is experiencing some rapid changes in technology – instant xray imaging and intraoral cameras are but two of the most noticeable high-tech innovations you’re likely to notice.

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How To Embrace Disruptive Technologies And Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

All too often as a startup investor, I hear the term “disruptive technology” from an entrepreneur, played like a trump card that should override any other potential business qualms. In fact, most investors avoid disruptive technologies as extremely risky, with long waits for a payback.

5 Restaurant Technologies to Have Before Your Grand Opening

Up and Running

But aside from all the necessary talk about tables, kitchen equipment, food suppliers, menus, employees, and everything else that goes on behind the scenes of your restaurant, there’s one aspect of modern operations that your business cannot afford to ignore: restaurant technology.

3 Technology Trends that Will Shape Design This Year

Inc Startups

Design and technology are more interconnected than ever before. Mark Rolston looks at the three big design trends defining the technology world that every company needs to be aware of to get ahead

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.

Top 25 Technology Blogs In 2016 You Need To Follow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s the time when technological science is growing. JEREMIAH OWYANG Jeremiah Owyang is a social media industry analyst, speaker, and a leading voice at the intersection of technology and business. in Instructional Systems Technology.

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.

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.

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”. Paul is an experienced product management professional with over 15 years of experience in technology management and 10 years in product management.

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.

How Mobile Technology Changed Casinos

The Startup Magazine

Casinos, in a similiar way to a number of today’s businesses, have been revolutionised by new technology. Mobile technology, in particular, has made the casino business much more pronounced by bringing the niche to a much wider market segment.

How to Start a Career in Website Design

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

With a little bit of imagination and some creative skills, you could embark on an interesting and rewarding career as a website designer. Website design, you may say, is helping the entity create an unforgettable virtual business card. Good luck in your career as web designer!

Twitter Link Roundup #286 – Ideas for Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

Well, I’m not holding my breath, but it does give me some hope that technology may save us after all. User Experience in Graphic Design & Why it Matters – HOW Design crowdspring.co/1ijhMf1. 3 Design Trends Hiding In The New Nest Thermostat crowdspring.co/1OaRQMQ.

How Technology Can Help Your Business Get Funded

Up and Running

However, there are plenty of new technologies, apps, and websites that aim to help business owners build connections, find investors, and grow their brands—and it just takes perseverance and the ability to tell a story and choose the right platform for your product or service.

Why A High Quality Mobile App Design Is Essential

YoungUpstarts

Not all mobile app designers are created equal. Some app designers are difficult to work with or fail to deliver on their promises. This is not the case with companies like Magora , who understand why high quality business app design is essential.

Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Learning Technology: Transformational, Yes, But Not a Cure-All crowdspring.co/1JI4BOA.

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.

Twitter Link Roundup #268 – Pristine Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! 6 problems with motion design education bit.ly/1GFKNZI.

Twitter Link Roundup #270 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! How Bitcoin Technology Could Make Home Buying Hassle-Free [link] crowdspring.co/1ITbe0i

Twitter Link Roundup #245 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

We like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! What will happen with marketing technology in 2015? 6 Visual Design Principles. Design.

Lessons From Training 1400+ People in Web API Design

Launch Any

We hope that by sharing these lessons, we will help your teams to become more educated and productive around the understanding and design of APIs. APIs aren’t like many of the software development technologies that tend to be hidden away in the implementation details.

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3 Tools That Will Turn You into a Designer

Up and Running

I’ll admit that before we started PrestoBox, the best designs I created were colorful Excel graphs in Powerpoint. We founded PrestoBox with the belief that good design—combined with technology—could create powerful results. See Also: 10 Tools to Design Your Best Product Yet.

Should designers trust their instincts — or the data?

Design Staff

For many tech companies, design is no longer subjective. Analytics click and hum behind the scenes, measuring the effectiveness of even the tiniest design decisions. In the design world, there’s always been a dichotomy between data and instinct. Design instincts matter.

Innovative Technology and Design Prototypes from Israel’s miLAB

VC Cafe

miLAB is a research and prototyping lab that explores the future of media, technology, and human-computer interaction. The system is based on 3D scanning technology by PrimeSense, which is also integrated into Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect product.

Twitter Link Roundup #292 – Ideas and Info For Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity crowdspring.co/1hlodxa.

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”. Paul is an experienced product management professional with over 15 years of experience in technology management and 10 years in product management.

10 Tools to Design Your Best Product Yet

Up and Running

This month we’ll be giving away 3 copies of Jon Kolko’s book, “Well Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love” —it’s the first book on the list below. Are you interested in designing your own products? Computer Aided Design Software (CAD).

Twitter Link Roundup #274 – Non-conventional Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

In spite of Reagan and his ‘nomics, we did manage to have some fun, listen to some great music, and sit on some really weird Milan-inspired designer furniture. But perhaps best of all was the technology that was booming. How to perfect UX with design affordances crowdspring.co/1FiPDrY.

Unbelievable Ways Technology Can Transform The Health Of Your Workforce

YoungUpstarts

There are new technologies being developed all the time with the health and wellbeing of office workers in mind, whatever the specific nature of your business or industry. An interesting opportunity afforded by modern technology is the possibility of remote working.

Welcome To The 2013 New EJ Blog Design

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Every few years I launch a brand new design here on Entrepreneurs-Journey. I’m happy to announce that the new 2013 design is live.

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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. Our team is better, our technology more scalable, our wit sharper. I recently received the following email.

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Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at Salesforce.com there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. And it is one of the reasons that NYC is developing a vibrant technology community. And costume & set designers.

Twitter Link Roundup #244 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

We like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Utilize Technology to Build Intimate Customer Communities – crowdspring.co/1sVvTWk.

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.

Design Staff ? Does your startup need a designer co?founder?

Design Staff

Design Staff. Does your startup need a designer co‑founder? Enrique Allen / Founding member, Designer Fund & 500 Startups. Characteristics of a great designer founder. Designer founders need to absorb the characteristics of great founders from other disciplines.

Digital disruption is changing business, but technology isn’t the only answer

The Next Web

Brian Solis is principal analyst at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. He’s also a digital anthropologist and futurist who studies and the effects of emerging technology on business and society. Design & Dev Entrepreneur Insider Analysis and Opinion

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