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 March

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Originally Published on LinkedIn

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars
"We were rolling eastward across the San Mateo Bridge in an Audi A7 at a dutiful 55 miles per hour, and I was riding shotgun accompanied by two of the car’s engineers. With a sticker price topping $70,000, the A7 is a fancy car, but not an uncommon one along the stock-option-paved highways of Silicon Valley. I looked around at the drivers around us, knowing they hadn’t a clue about what was happening right beside them. Traffic was getting thick, as rush hour approached. Outside the window, the water of the San Francisco Bay was a dull green, like patinated copper, pitted by tiny waves. A bright blue sky. Our car’s test driver was smiling pleasantly, hands on his thighs, not touching the steering wheel at all."
Nice Article from Cliff Kuang at Fast Company ~JIM

Your customers' lives aren't your own, and you’re designing for them.
Nice article from Cliff Kuang of Fast Company about how User Experience Principles are helping Ford to reinvent the way it produces both products and services. ~JIM

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
Brilliant article from Charles Duhigg of the NY Times on how empathy and concerns for one another drive highly effective teams. ~JIM