SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities, Threats) Use SWOT Analysis to assess your organization's current position before you decide on any new strategy. Find out what's working well, and what's not so good. Ask yourself where you want to go, how you might get there – and what might get in your way. Build empathy with stakeholder interviews, part 1: Preparation Tagged / user research / user-centered design / how we work / by Andrew Maier A few weeks ago, the State Department held its first conference dedicated to user experience design, UX Exponential.
Signature Pedagogies 1. Definition A "Signature Pedagogy" (UBC Wiki) "refers to the forms or styles of teaching and instruction that are common to specific disciplines, areas of study, or professions." "Often cutting across individual courses and institutions, signature pedagogies help students build a 'habit of minds' that allows them to think and act in the same manner as the experts in the field."" Project Planning a Step by Step Guide Not recorded Project Planning a Step by Step Guide ~ By Duncan Haughey The key to a successful project is in the planning. Creating a project plan is the first thing you should do when undertaking any project. Often project planning is ignored in favour of getting on with the work.
Project Management Humor from CVR/IT Consulting Genesis of Failure In the beginning was THE PLAN. And then came The Assumptions. And The Plan was without substance. Graphics and Animation - OS X Technology Overview Sprite Kit Sprite Kit is a powerful graphics framework for 2D games such as side-scrolling shooters, puzzle games, and platformers. A flexible API lets developers control sprite attributes such as position, size, rotation, gravity, and mass. Sprite Kit’s OpenGL-based renderer efficiently animates 2D scenes. Built-in support for physics makes animations look real, and particle systems create essential game effects such as fire, explosions, and smoke. To assist SpriteKit-based game development, Xcode supports texture atlas creation and includes a particle creator.
The Product Design Sprint from Google Ventures — MATTYFORD If you have come from a digital agency background, or work within a digital marketing department responsible for online platforms, you will no doubt have come into contact with all manner of UX/design sprints and ideation processes to develop or improve your owned assets. Jake Knapp, Design Partner at Google Ventures has outlined a technique used on a variety of their client problems that synthesises this down. It's called the Product Design Sprint, and while this mainly applies to startups, it has a lot of relevance to any business that is interested in moving fast to market, and driving faster feedback loops. This post will explore the Design Sprint process in more detail - I'm doing a lot of paraphrasing (my stab at the Feynman Technique), so check out the original article if interested.
Projects Executing Plan & Methodology The strategies considered before the execution of the project are pre-project evaluation, sources of finance, qualities of the project, planning helps for the successful project implementation. In the large organizations, execution of projects and operation activities continue concurrently. New projects are sanctioned every year and similarly already sanctioned projects are completed. During the execution process, certain problems are faced and at the same time, certain facilitating factors also come across. These favourable and unfavorable factors become important lessons for ongoing as well as future projects.