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Agile Design for 18F Development Challenge
August 6, 2015

18F is an government contracting agency that acts more like a tech start-up than a traditional government agency.  They introduced a short…

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Agile Design: Crafting a User Experience Collaboratively
May 27, 2015

The collaboration between a front-end developer and talented designer is how amazing user experiences get built and refined. Our team does…

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User Experience: the barrier-to-entry for better healthcare software
March 6, 2015

As a design team, we have unknowingly become an expert in designing the user experience for healthcare software. Intended or not, many of our  projects focus…

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Always be creating value – Or my evolving role as design director in a start-up.
November 19, 2014

I have the best, and scariest, job in the world. When I’m doing my job right, everyone else is busy and I…

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Nothing good gets designed in a day
November 7, 2014

Working quickly is a part of life. Juggling multiple projects & requests from within our company, we often have to respond…

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Re-thinking app design
September 24, 2014

Our design team was recently called to re-think the design of our mobile Stre.am app. It’s grown quickly – so before committing more code,…

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Successful software starts with a Design Assessment
September 10, 2014

Lack of a cohesive product design is the quickest killer of a software project. If you have an idea, you need a design assessment…

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Insourcing & leading a creative team
September 3, 2014

We’ve had a brief pause lately to focus back on our team & what our strategy for growth is. The “design team”…

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Understanding the Financial Return of Design
July 28, 2014

I believe one of the hardest issues as a “designer” is proving that what you do has tangible value to a…

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What an Agile Design Process looks like
June 2, 2014

This isn’t the first time I’ve thought a lot about what an Agile Design process looks like. We practice it every…

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