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Jun 30, 15

"s your startup begins its marketing efforts, it’s important to spend scarce resources wisely. Keep in mind that startups have different marketing needs and challenges than established companies. It makes sense to employ strategies suited the size and stage of your business."

  • Simplicity is one of the most important principles of design. It has been a pillar of design thinking for a very long time -- long before the advent of human factors, usability, and user experience. But, realistically, simplicity isn’t always simple. Commercial software, enterprise applications, software as a service (SaaS), and other highly interactive applications often have no choice but to do a great number of things, because they support a range of real world tasks, some of which are complex.  
     
    In this presentation, we discuss what to try when removing functionality or features isn’t an option. We provide practical questions to ask when deciding whether and how to simplify an application. And we summarize proven design techniques to use when simplifying applications, illustrated with examples from real projects.
Jun 26, 15

"GIFMaker.me allows you to create animated gifs, slideshows, and video animations with music online freely and easily, no registration required.With GIFMaker.me, you can create animated icons and avatars of yourself on DeviantArt or other forums , share multiple screenshots( e.g. games like Minecraft ) in one URL, play a gif online with sound, or share your life moments with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr."

  • Concepts are knowledge tools that identify, define, explain, analyze, and demonstrate real-life elements and events. These are broad ideas that are in many instances, true across geographical and cultural boundaries.

     

    There are two kinds of concepts: sensory and abstract. The characteristic features of sensory concepts are tangible, can be picked by one or more of our sensory organs, and are apparent in any example you may pick up. For instance, a course for trainee physicians to help them learn how to diagnose diseases will mostly deal with sensory concepts. On the other hand, some features of abstract concepts are neither visible nor tangible. Courses on people management and leadership often contain abstract concepts.

Jun 08, 15

Neil Movold • 4 years ago
I couldn't stop reading every word of your post!! It is both an eye opener and inspiring. You are absolutely right about focusing on what really matters.

I am the founder of a new startup which is right in the thick of things trying to raise capital for a born global, weightless economy play. I have a son with 14 medical conditions and a wife recovering from cancer. That all sounds counter productive, but the two are connected. They are what matters in my life and the reason I wake up every day with the strong and relentless passion to make it all happen. Many times this year I have been, what I now see, distracted by unnecessary potential investor demands - most have which have regrettably impacted some great memories I missed out on with my family. Lessons learned in life...

I wish you and your wife, who appears to have supported you and stood by your side through all of this, all the greatest and continued success for the future!

Jun 03, 15

"System leaders work to build district and school staff’s capacities and commitments to make informed decisions in a number of ways, including:

Using data from all available sources to assist decision making regarding 21st century teaching and learning
Using the best available research and evidence about 21st Century teaching and learning to inform decisions
Building capacity for using data to inform decisions
Providing training for principals and staff on the use of data to inform decisions
Modeling evidence-informed decision-making"

May 27, 15

"Remote UX Research Videos of real people interacting with your brand, regardless of device or location.
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May 26, 15

"ilicon Valley can be a daunting place for Kiwi entrepreneurs. The culture is different, it’s hard to know who’s who, and while organisations like Kiwi Landing Pad are there to help you hit the ground running, it can be difficult to know how to go about getting venture capital funding."

May 26, 15

"This presentation will give you practical, next-level tips to help you become the best version of your professional self.

After powering through it, you will be armed with the tactics you need to grow and nurture your network, deliver world class work product, earn trust and respect, successfully collaborate, and generally take your game up a notch so you advance your career (and have plenty of fun along the way).

Insights will come from successful professionals, pop culture, and Bradshaw's own learnings as a sought-after employee, effective leader, and industry-recognized pioneer.

This presentation was originally delivered as a part of the University of Chicago Alumni Career Program on May 19, 2015."

  • According to Frank Erschen, angel investor, pitch coach and director of the Network of Angel Organizations, pitching to investors is an artful science. At last week’s Entrepreneurship 101 lecture, he and his frequent collaborator Melissa Durrell, president of Durrell Communications, gave a very detailed talk breaking down what a perfect pitch looks like.
May 11, 15

"In today’s society attempts to solve important issues often reinforce old approaches. Still there are passionate people wanting to create innovative solutions, while simultaneously making society act. These people are called social entrepreneurs and they bridge an important gap between charity and public services. Their social innovations have also given roots to a new social economy which emphasizes putting people before systems and structures.

Monsterbedriften is a social business who wants to help former prisoners and people who have not completed their education or have trouble getting work. Their vision is to help as many people as possible get a new start in life and pay it forward which emphasizes a life outside unemployment, drugs and criminality. Helping youth who are found among a marginalized group in society is an important target group which has increased in Norway during the last decade.

In this thesis the author used Monsterbedriften as a case company when conducting a service development project. In Monsterbedriften staff is considered internal customers. The purpose of this thesis was to enhance engagement of internal customers in a social business. The aim was to apply service thinking, service design methods and visualization tools for enhancement of customer engagement. The project took place from February until November 2014.

In order to enhance engagement of internal customers, the author saw a need to iterate current service design tools and methods to fit the needs of a social business. She ended up creating an "Engagement tool-kit for social businesses" which uses visualization tools and methods extensively. The tool-kit was designed and tested in a pilot company, and changed (iterated) based on real user feedback before it was introduced to the case company.

The author found that service design thinking helped the case company view their business from an outside perspective and invest time in service improvements. By gaining a holistic view of their business, the case company was able to clarify needs and make a premeditated plan on how to support and engage staff so they can move on to a life outside the business. This was related to the company’s vision and development goals for year 2014/2015.

By using visualization extensively, the case company experienced that they were able to enhance into the world of their internal customers and construct their service according to actual needs. The service development project resulted in five development ideas which are considered as the final deliverables. This included iterations on the tool-kit that allows it to be applied in future businesses. The case company suggested that the Engagement tool-kit should be used in all the social businesses in FERD’s portfolio, which is Norway's largest investor within the field of social entrepreneurship. "

  • Insight principles are the fundamental dynamics operating in everyone's mind at all times, regardless of age, background, biological makeup, personality or personal history. They are the deepest processes working behind the scenes of peoples' moment-by-moment experiences. In short, they are responsible for the way we experience life.
  • Like gravity and magnetism, they are “formless” in that we cannot see or measure them but we can observe the impact they have on forms in physical matter.
    • We refer to these principles as:

       
         
      • Thought
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      • Consciousness
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      • Mind

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May 08, 15

"We marketers talk about content and storytelling a lot, but we may have taken our eyes off the most important thing of all: what our customers think.

A couple of weeks ago an article on LinkedIn piqued my interest. In 'Is Trust the New Currency?', Microsoft’s Geoffrey Colon tears into the marketing and advertising industry’s current obsession with content and storytelling.  

As someone who takes creating content and ‘telling stories’ pretty seriously, it was a pretty damning indictment of my whole marketing strategy. 

According to Geoffrey: 

Content is simply one of many mediums to convey the real currency in which we all aspire to obtain: TRUST.
The crux of the article is based around the idea that companies have become so focused on creating content and storytelling that they’ve stopped listening to their customers.  "

  • Content is simply one of many mediums to convey the real currency in which we all aspire to obtain: TRUST.
  • The crux of the article is based around the idea that companies have become so focused on creating content and storytelling that they’ve stopped listening to their customers.  
  • Trust is built on listening, talking, listening again. It's also built on admitting where your weaknesses are as much as your strengths.

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May 08, 15

"Rethinking Innovation. Does it just come or can we inspire it?

How do you inspire innovation in your students?"

May 08, 15

"Project-based learning has become a hot topic as educators look for ways to effectively get students solving problems, working collaboratively and producing evidence of their learning. But as educators turn to this long-standing pedagogy for content delivery, it’s easy to forget to build up the learning skills and dispositions that make the approach successful.

“We don’t need more individual ways of teaching that only do one small thing,” said Laura Thomas, director of the Antioch Center for School Renewal. “Good project-based learning pedagogy has all the stuff we are supposed to be doing embedded in it and we just have to be articulate and point to it.”"

  • Project-based learning has become a hot topic as educators look for ways to effectively get students solving problems, working collaboratively and producing evidence of their learning. But as educators turn to this long-standing pedagogy for content delivery, it’s easy to forget to build up the learning skills and dispositions that make the approach successful.

     

    “We don’t need more individual ways of teaching that only do one small thing,” said Laura Thomas, director of the Antioch Center for School Renewal. “Good project-based learning pedagogy has all the stuff we are supposed to be doing embedded in it and we just have to be articulate and point to it.”

  • A lot of teachers don’t understand how important it is to build a learning community
  • The next step in building a community of learners is collaboration, but first, students have to cooperate.

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May 08, 15

"There are more billion dollar "unicorn" tech companies than ever before, and as such, there are more startups raising angel funding with dreams to become the next unicorn than ever before.

But what does it really take to get funding from angels?

At the Founder Showcase, Naval Ravikant shared his experience as the Co-Founder of AngelList and defined the five key components of a "fundable startup." The five components, according to Naval, include (1) Doing one thing exceptional, (2) Traction, (3) Team, (4) Product, and (5) Social Proof."

  • The five components, according to Naval, include (1) Doing one thing exceptional, (2) Traction, (3) Team, (4) Product, and (5) Social Proof.
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