Category Archives: Inspiration

Someone is redesigning the Design Thinking process

So What? right? Well, make a search on Google for “UCD process” or “Design Thinking process” and many different diagrams will show up. This means that for someone new in the field, it’s almost impossible to choose one, or, you … Continue reading

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Weekly Readings

A New Study on Design Thinking is Great News for Designers https://medium.com/design-ibm/a-new-study-on-design-thinking-is-great-news-for-designers-593f71b40627 Putting Humans at the Center of Health Care Innovation https://hbr.org/2018/03/putting-humans-at-the-center-of-health-care-innovation How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas https://www.fs.blog/2015/11/analogies/

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“You cannot control what you cannot measure” – Peter Drucker

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“An invalidated hypothesis is just as valuable as a validated one.” – Jessica Rich, Travis Lowdermilk

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“A brilliant solution to the wrong problem can be worse than no solution at all: solve the correct problem.” – Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things

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Jonathan Ward @ Creative Speaker series – Nike

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Great design is about saying “no” way more than “yes”

        Via: In the Age of Experience, Great Design is Your Business Plan    

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What is Information Architecture?

Why do I share this? Because I like when someone can translate complex, abstract ideas into a very simple narrative. And Abby the IA, did just that.

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“The most hard-boiled developers, arrogant designers, and tight-fisted executives usually soften up when they get direct exposure to how customers think about their work.” – Jakob Nielsen

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Grassroots Innovation products = a rich set of requirements

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with insomnia, and when that happens, the best you can do is to make that time productive (and spend the day after, drinking coffee), right?  … So, I wrote this … Continue reading

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Desenrascanço II

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Just a follow-up tp my first post on the subject (Desenrascanço). I foun this image I think it’s very funny… It’s how americans see the “desenrascanço” concept, or to “disantangle”

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“What do you Want?”

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First rule about User Research: Never ask, “What do you Want?”; Second rule about User Research: Never ask, “What do you Want?; Third rule about User Research: … Well, you see where this goes, right? I found this interesting article that puts this idea in … Continue reading

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UX metaphor

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Because I always find it difficult to explain to someone what I do, I found this picture to be a very good starting point of a conversation about the topic. UX approach to solving design problems is one that goes … Continue reading

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Good Design is a lot like clear thinking – Edward Tufte

Isn’t this right for a good interface?

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Alvin Toffler – “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

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“Vision” is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity it is as if we are talking about the past. – Simon Sinek

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The real problem is often not the one you’re asked to solve. – Jamin Hegeman ADAPTIVEPATH

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Design is the art of gradually applying constraints until only one solution remains

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“Radical innovation requires both evidence and intuition” – Jane Fulton Suri, Chief Creative Officer – IDEO

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Martin Luther King said “I have a dream.” He did not say, “I have a bunch of new features.” – Marcus Kirsch, Innovation Director at RAPP UK

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