When Creativity Trumps Ego, Everyone Wins At 72andSunny, a big part of the culture is how we think about “ownership” of ideas and the role of collaboration. And we think it has a good deal to do with the kind of work we make. We’ve fostered a culture of brave and generous people, where people have the confidence to share their ideas in the open and the generosity to allow other people on the team help iterate on them and improve the end product. There are some simple values that support this way of working that start with recognizing the creative identity and potential of everyone in the company--regardless of specialty--and embracing the hybrid nature of emerging talent. One practical manifestation of this idea is that reviews of work-in-progress happen in the open among the extended team on a wall filled with work.
How to use Twitter [Infographic] A few weeks ago, I posted Twitter Tips via @PartyAficionado and @SocMediaTulsa . Many people who follow me are new to Twitter, so I decided to create a list of tips to help them understand the basics of Twitter. After posting Twitter Tips for a few days, I was asked to create a blog post of my tips. I called upon the magical elves at vWorker.com to help me create this cool infographic. Design Nav Bar for Web Daniel Alves is the design director for the small business web design division at the digital marketing and web design company 352 Media Group. The navigation bar is the most important design element on a website. Not only does it guide your users to pages beyond the homepage, but it’s also the singular tool to give users a sense of orientation.
22 Essential Tools for Testing Your Website's Usability The Web Design Usability Series is supported by join.me, an easy way to instantly share your screen with anyone. join.me lets you collaborate on-the-fly, put your heads together super-fast and even just show off. A site's ease of use, or its usability, is an integral part of its success, especially with websites becoming more and more interactive, complex and packed with features. User-centered design is all about building websites that fulfill the goals and desires of its users, and at the heart of this concept is that a user must be able interact with your website effectively.
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic] I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. Infographics provide an aesthetically-pleasing way of presenting complex information quickly, clearly and cleanly. Recently a number of companies have come out with tools, that enable us to create these cool graphics with little knowlege of design, my favorite is Check it out when you have a chance, it’s simply awesome. One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices.
Your Innovation Problem Is Really a Leadership Problem - Scott Anthony by Scott Anthony | 9:00 AM February 13, 2013 When Karl Ronn recently said, “Companies that think they have an innovation problem don’t have an innovation problem. They have a leadership problem,” I listened carefully. Facebook by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] The Social Media Infographics Series is supported by Vocus' Social Media Strategy Tool, a free, six-step online tool that lets you build a custom social media framework tailored to your organization’s goals. You likely know that Facebook is the world's largest social network with more than 800 million users, but did you know that more than 250 million photos are uploaded every single day? Or that the average American spends seven hours and 46 minutes browsing her friends' profiles per month? Facebook has become an integral part of our lives — some people more than others. It's where we learn what our friends are doing, who they're dating and even what they're listening to. We wanted to dive deeper into the Facebook phenomenon, so we collected some stats about the social network and put them together in one infographic.
The Anatomy of an Experience Map Experience maps have become more prominent over the past few years, largely because companies are realizing the interconnectedness of the cross-channel experience. It’s becoming increasingly useful to gain insight in order to orchestrate service touchpoints over time and space. But I still see a dearth of quality references. When someone asks me for examples, the only good one I can reference is nForm’s published nearly two years ago. Overview of Usability Issues in SharePoint 2010 My Sites « Sharepoint « The SharePoint Muse – Comments Page 1 SharePoint My Sites are personal sites for users to store their own content, links, feeds, connect and collaborate with teammates and express themselves creatively. Each SharePoint installation offers one My Site per user if the feature is activated. I have heard many complaints about the usability of SharePoint 2010 My Sites particularly the navigation. This post will walk through SharePoint 2010 My Sites exploring and identifying key usability issues. It is the first in a three part series:
Infogr.am Makes Infographic Creation and Sharing Simple If you read things on the Internet, like The Next Web, you’ve probably seen an infographic. The art of the infographic depends on how what data is being presented, how cleanly, and how attractively. A well-done infographic is more interesting than a text-only post of data. The only problem with this type of content is that it’s extremely difficult to do if you don’t have a staff of designers and statisticians. Let's Stop Focusing on Shiny Gadgets and Start Using Tech to Empower People Even though Red Burns was one of the most influential figures in the tech industry over the past 30 years — most famous for co-founding the groundbreaking Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU, and in a sense, the beginnings of interaction design — it’s not uncommon for technophiles to have never heard her name. Two weeks ago, she passed away. But much more needs to be said about one of the smartest, gutsiest women I ever knew, and about what she thought about education, technology, design … and life. Red wasn’t particularly interested in IPOs or the latest tech fetish, even though she was always exceptionally proud of her students and their accomplishments. She knew that technology was a means to an end — and that the end was people.