Best of UX July

Originally Published on LinkedIn

This is not the first time Hollywood film has imprinted (no pun intended... heh heh) the future. Listen to Joseph's M. Desimone share how the Terminator movie inspired Carbon's 3-D Printing Platform. This is amazing and underscores the importance of creative thinking and technology as key drivers of product creation. ~JIM

Hollywood SCI-FI inspires the creation of new technology
What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment, and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate

 

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Stanford D. School Manifesto sketched on the back of a napkin.
I Love this back of the napkin sketch from Stanford D. School. What are your thoughts on Design Thinking? ~JIM

Best of UX June

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Originally Published on LinkedIn

We partnered with Virgin Pulse to design and build their Apple Watch app - here’s what we learned
"Rocket Insights recently partnered with Virgin Pulse, the leader in enterprise health and fitness, to build a new Apple Watch app, and we are excited to announce the app has launched today in the Apple App Store. We worked with the team at Virgin Pulse over the course of several months to design and build the app and learned a lot in the process. Below we share some of the challenges we faced and lessons we learned. Our experience over the last year has shown these challenges to be surprisingly common across companies who are considering what to design and build for the Apple Watch platform."

Nice share from Rocket Insights on how they helped Virgin Pulse design their Apple Watch app. ~JIM

What Are The Essential Qualities Of A Good Design Leader?
This is a great question to ask. 

Maintaining UI Integrity Within The Agile Framework
Nice summary of practical tips for design within the Agile Framework. Thanks @joycepangvargas ~JIM

Best of UX May

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An amazing multi-part, long-form article about lessons learned in the workplace.

NYT MAGAZINE: THE WORK ISSUE

REIMAGINING THE OFFICE

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
Like most 25-year-olds, Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or perhaps a fast-growing start-up. All she knew for certain was that she wanted to find a job that was more social. ‘‘I wanted to be part of a community, part of something people were building together,’’ she told me. She thought about various opportunities — Internet companies, a Ph.D. program — but nothing seemed exactly right. So in 2009, she chose the path that allowed her to put off making a decision: She applied to business schools and was accepted by the Yale School of Management.

Meet Is Murder
They’re boring. They’re useless. Everyone hates them. So why can’t we stop having meetings?

Failure to Lunch
The lamentable rise of desktop dining.

Managed by Q’s ‘Good Jobs’ Gamble
Forgoing the gig-economy model, a start-up bets on a strategy that puts cleaning-service workers on a professional path.

Rethinking the Work-Life Equation
It takes more than just policies to make a workplace truly flexible. The whole office culture has to change.

The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street
Hundreds of financial analysts are being replaced with software. What office jobs are next?

The New Dream Jobs
What a survey of millennials might tell us about the workplaces of the future.