Attitude Changes Everything

Your attitude effects how you view the world. In the business world, this is key, especially working in companies that are running Growth Hacking or Lean Startup approaches. Innovation comes from a positive attitude. Exponential growth only occurs in situations when the status quo is questioned, when grand ideas are presented. Maybe those ideas seem crazy … Continue reading Attitude Changes Everything

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Ok, so I understand that UX is important. What’s next?

  What you need to do is conduct research and do testing in order to have solid data before you create your designs. Yes, this needs to take place before the design process and throughout the whole project lifecycle, including during the design process. UX testing suggestions I did UX testing for our B2B website … Continue reading Ok, so I understand that UX is important. What’s next?

20% growth maintained for over a year after this website makeover. Learn why the details matter.

Walt Disney said the famous phrase of "Details matter."  To Disney, there was no such thing as an insignificant detail in regards to experiencing Disney’s brand from movies to the theme parks. Have you noticed in Disneyland the small details such as the Mickey Mouse heads throughout the park? Whenever I go see a Disney … Continue reading 20% growth maintained for over a year after this website makeover. Learn why the details matter.

Scale Retention and Optimize Your Business With Your Email List

The number of people going to your site doesn’t matter. You may be getting tons of traffic but if people are bouncing away from your site, then that is not effective at all. If you’re not spreading the word about your product or service and just throwing up ads, that is not connecting with your … Continue reading Scale Retention and Optimize Your Business With Your Email List

Take Design Thinking in the Startup Environment with Venture Design

As designers, we are usually people who are focused on perfection – getting the details right pixel by pixel. While it’s wonderful to be detailed oriented, that approach shifts our view from the overall objectives of a business, to the microscale to just the project itself. As a designer, of course you want your work … Continue reading Take Design Thinking in the Startup Environment with Venture Design

Building Sustainability with Validated Learning

Companies exist not to make stuff, make money, or serve customers. They exist to learn how to build a sustainable business. This learning can be validated scientifically, by running experiments that allow us to test each element of our vision. The term “validated learning” was coined by Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup. Validated … Continue reading Building Sustainability with Validated Learning

Lean Startup: The Alternative to Design Thinking

  So, you gave the Design Thinking process a shot at work and it didn’t work out? That sucks, but there’s an alternative to that approach. Some argue that Design Thinking falls short as it doesn’t address issues that happen downstream and that processes are not measurable in action (this can be debated). According to … Continue reading Lean Startup: The Alternative to Design Thinking