Mentoring a team in a Design Jam is an excellent way to sharpen your facilitation and leadership skills. This is what I learned, and techniques I tried, at CityStarters and VISA Europe's Jam to explore the future of payments #beyondplastic. Icebreaking Time Management "Yes, and…" facilitation Task Delegation Icebreaking Simple icebreaking games can seem corny, especially to our British sense…
A wonderful slide gleaned from Thum YeeMun's talk at agile content conf. YeeMun was sharing her experiences using lean practices during her transition from digital agency life to her lifestyle start-up, Scarlett of Soho. The slide appears at 20m40s.
As soon as we build something, we all tend to move increasingly from inquiry mode to advocacy mode at the very time where the former is needed and the latter can blind us. Bill Aulet
Nothing is more effective than walking over to a colleague, showing some work, discussing, sketching, exchanging ideas, understanding facial expressions and body language, and reaching a resolution on a thorny topic.
It's not iteration if you only do it once.
Nice example of a minimum viable product; an iPad bolted to the wall in an opticians (Specsavers) locked to run the stock Photos application. There appeared to be some issues with customer privacy (how are customer photos managed, destroyed?), the ability to export/share photos and customer engagement (customers that used technology used their smartphones, not the Specsavers iPad). An interesting,…
The vast majority of websites I have worked with would be 100 times better off to spend 50,000 dollars every year on improving their websites, rather than spending 200,000 every three years on redesigns.