Design and Lean Debunked
We all love design and lean but it is difficult to be design centric and lean at the same time. Why is it?
The Lean UX Manifesto: Principle-Driven Design – Smashing Magazine
Why Lean UX is not a process in which each tool is rigidly applied, but rather a set of principles that may be used to guide you to better, more desirable solutions for users.
Spotify could reach 100 million users and a $53 billion valuation by 2020
According to investment bank GP Bullhound
Europe’s 100 hottest startups 2016
Now in its sixth year, WIRED finds the European startups that are having an impact. This year features Lisbon for the first time
The Community Roundtable
Best-in-class communities know their value – The Community Roundtable
Want to make sure you community is one of the Best-in-class communities? Learn how Best-in-class communities measure their value – and get more of it!
A New New New Thing?
There’s an inevitable news cycle around Apple events: The company launches something, like the iPhone 7, building on or deeply integrated with their existing incredibly successful product line. People in the media then write about how it’s just not that exciting — that Apple has lost its way, or its shine, or its luster. Or how the latest product is not a “game changer”
Why a robot could be the best boss you’ve ever had
Designed with strong technical expertise and high intelligence, it’s not so far-fetched that the robots of the future could outperform human managers
When your boss is an algorithm – FT.com
The small London side street reverberates with the growl of motorbikes and the shriek of horns. A young man yells hoarsely into a megaphone: “They’re gonna be disrupted, yeah! Because your lives are being disrupted, yeah!
The great question of the 21st century: Whose black box do you trust?
Algorithms shape choice not just for consumers but for businesses.
MIT Sloan Management Review
Why Digital Transformation Needs a Heart
Digital transformation has been positive in many ways, but some long-term trends are troubling.
If used unwisely, digital forces could transform businesses in ways that will have negative long-term implications for both companies and workers.
2016 Report | One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100)
Welcome to the 2016 Report Download Full Report in PDF
The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, launched in the fall of 2014, is a long-term investigation of the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its influences on people, their communities, and society. It considers the science, engineering, and deployment of AI-enabled computing systems. As its core activity, the Standing Committee that oversees the One Hundred Year Study forms a Study Panel every five years to assess the current state of AI.
Cognitive bias cheat sheet
Because thinking is hard.
The Interaction Design Foundation
Before You Start Designing – It’s Time to Get Out of the Building
The mobile web means that there are many opportunities for start-ups from bootstrapped home based ventures right through to those with venture capital funding. But where do you start to get the ideas to build that first app? According to Steve Blank, you get out of the building. It’s only by meeting with and understanding potential customer’s needs that you can develop a product that people want to buy.
When Apple dropped the audio jack it opened up voice computing
This week was all about Apple. Specifically, it was all about Apple deciding to remove the century-old headphone jack on its next generation of iPhones. The replacement, an adapter dongle that someone called a tail, is inelegant. The tiny wireless ear buds dubbed AirPods that Apple also unveiled, are expensive and also are catching flak for their design.
TechCrunch Sophie Bakalar
Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups
When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive less media attention, they’re proving just as innovative as their more high-profile tech counterparts.
TechCrunch Matthew Panzarino
Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7
With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is going through a splitting-atoms phase with the iPhone. The company knows that the future is a camera that can see the world in 3D. It knows that the future is one without wires because wires are awful. It knows that the iPhone may be our primary computer, but its screen won’t be the primary way we interact with that computer.
From headphones to news feeds: we often don’t know what we want | NEXT Network
Apple’s shift to wireless audio has provoked outrage – but so did many other revolutionary changes in technology that we now take for granted.
How big businesses can learn agile methodology from startups – Raconteur
Bigger enterprises need to learn from small startups and even steal their innovative agile methods and technologies to stay in contention (21KB)
read the report:
Enterprise Agility – raconteur.net
Enterprise Agility special report from Raconteur
Believing is seeing
New technologies will make society richer by cultivating trust
The Blockchain is Perfect for Government Services, Here’s A Blueprint
Government services are one of the most obvious and immediate application areas for the blockchain.
The Age of Apple is Over
It’s become the new Microsoft.
Africa calling: mobile phone revolution to transform democracies
Explosive growth in mobile broadband use across the continent is improving transparency and giving a voice to citizens
B2B is dead. B4B is born.
The word ‘to’ in B2B is no longer relevant. To explore why this is not relevant we will need help of a dictionary.
How Inside-the-box Innovations Saved LEGO
Did you play with LEGO? LEGO had to innovate end of the 20th century. All their outside-the-box innovations failed. Their inside-the-box innovations saved the company. There are at least 3 important lessons learned from the innovation journey of LEGO.
99U by Behance
Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution
Intuit’s Suzanne Pellican on why designers need to (sometimes) take a back seat to their developers.