How does your sprint look? Are you on track? What are your blockers? ..... Why is it trending upwards?! Ahh! In the world of Agile development, I've actively been part of teams adopting Scrum as the process of choice. It's a great alternative to the traditional waterfall process and we have proven real success in … Continue reading Burn, Baby, Burn!
What is creativity? Is it the light bulb that goes off when you have a great idea that you think no one has thought of? Is it the epiphany or a revelation that comes after too many drinks? It's a process. Most people shy away from processes but this isn't a restrictive process. It's not about … Continue reading Creativity…Where does it come from?
Today, I'm going to briefly talk about my thoughts behind Open Source material vs. private, company-confidential knowledge and designs. Initially it's a scary thought -- opening ourselves up to world for everyone to see. Why would anyone do that? It's like having a house made of just windows and no doors so that everyone can … Continue reading To share or not to share
A popular catch-phrase in the agile development world is MVP or Minimally Viable Product. It was great idea when I first heard this phrase many years ago when I first started working within an agile environment. "Keep everyone focused on what is actually needed! Speed up development! Reduce time to market! Get feedback fast! Get … Continue reading MVP model…rather…MAP
I've noticed over the years that this is a topic that few understand -- the relationship between design and psychology. Let me start by saying that I believe fine art is meant to evoke emotion, thought, and intrigue. It is meant to be interpreted. On the other side of the coin, design is created to guide users … Continue reading Understanding people and psychology
I think it's important at this time to share what drives me as a designer. What do I measure myself against and what do I use to keep me in check as I work on different projects with people. It's easy to hone in on details and get lost in the proverbial weeds, so how … Continue reading My Creative Beliefs
This is the most critical step in my process. If the opportunity I define is not valid, practical, or feasible then all of the work from this point on could be moot. This is probably case of semantics, but I prefer to use the word "opportunity" than "problem". Although defining the problem is also crucial, … Continue reading Creative process: Define the opportunity