Engage in opportunity discovery. via uxmag.com Some of the fascinating applications of ethnography mentioned: 1. For innovating products and solutions 2. For innovating or improving processes 3. To understand the tacit and explicit practices within a particular workplace 4. To understand all tacit and explicit practices related to a particular role, practice or function 5. […]
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes. The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate […]
Sprezzatura has also been described “as a form of defensive irony: the ability to disguise what one really desires, feels, thinks, and means or intends behind a mask of apparent reticence and nonchalance. via en.wikipedia.org I suffered from this a lot while I was young and immature. I hope not any more.
Mastering a complex discipline such as programming requires a great amount of learning over the course of several years, perhaps even decades. Maximizing one’s ability to learn is therefore an early investment that can quickly repay itself. The biggest impact on my ability to learn was caused by a shift in the way I considered […]
A new generation of low-cost, high-performance database software is rapidly emerging to challenge SQL’s dominance in distributed processing and Big Data applications. Some companies have already traded SQL’s rich functionality for these new options that let them create, work with, and manage large data sets. A big reason for this movement, dubbed NoSQL, is that […]
So my name is Paul Adams and I work in the UX team at Google. Iʼm the user research lead for social, and work on things like Buzz and YouTube. I spend a lot of my time doing research with people on how they use social media. I sit down with people, and have them […]
Analysis—the focus of this article—includes the activities of audience research, contextual inquiry, mapping of business processes, and documentation of requirements. Analysis covers any area that deals with understanding the problem and defining the desired outcomes. Analysis is about understanding the “why” and “what” of a project. Synthesis is the part of the process where solutions […]
Interested in Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing? via knowledge.techdept.co.uk Posterous my new book mark manager.
Carnation Milk is the best in the land; Here I sit with a can in my hand — No tits to pull, no hay to pitch, You just punch a hole in the son-of-a-bitch. via drdobbs.com If only all writing can be this expressive and engaging!
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