Eric Ries has some great thinking that compliments my Jobs-to-be-Done approach to user needs. By framing the problem as a desired change in user behavior rather than a set of features, we give the team room to maneuver to the best, validated solution. Eric Ries – Framing the Work to Encourage Experimentation
“Most boundaries are convenient fictions. What divides the people who are “on” a team from those who are not? What separates one company department or division from another, or an employee from a customer? Boundaries give life structure, which makes us comfortable. But they can also be shifted, rethought, reframed, and reorganized.” Excerpt From: Gray, … Read More
Most of the bad startup ideas I hear are bad not because they’re under threat of someone’s stealing the idea, but because the founder doesn’t know what he or she doesn’t know. What do you do when someone ‘steals’ your amazing idea? – InVision Blog By Nir Eyal on blog.invisionapp.com Open
Last week I reported that Evernote had removed its key competitive feature from free users. What I didn’t recognize at the time were the market conditions forcing Evernote to raises prices. The combined “valuation” of total US unicorns is $486 billion. Their combined profit? $0. Unicorns Dropping Like Flies: First Dropbox; Then Square; Now Fidelity … Read More
Can you generate 10 ideas per day for six months?
Well, there are two types of careers. You can either learn something and then go do it. Or you can learn something and then go do something else. David Nordfors, The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market
Critics jumped on the dorky aspect and the high price, but those weren’t the dooming factors. Early adopters often put up with cost and ridicule for innovations that meet real needs. But no one needs a Segway. Erika Hall, Just Enough Research Thought this was a great point, especially on this, the eve of the … Read More
Simply slapping a layer of ESG initiatives doesn’t make a corporation not-evil. And as Eccles and Serafeim show, the increased cost of these efforts will diminish financial performance over time because of the increased cost.
I have always liked radial menus, but found them a bit awkward on mouse-driven systems. I like the way C-Swipe makes good ergonomic sense, allowing the user to activate menus with the device held in one hand. Check out the proposal and let me know what you think.
Just re-read A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design by Bret Victor. It makes my brain ache with longing for a future where we break away from “pictures under glass.”