Product Design

Nov. 20, 2018

/ business & Agile

The Creative Side of Technology #21 - Biweekly Digest

Patrycja Matuszak-Jastak

No matter who you are - a startup founder, business owner, designer or technology enthusiast - you will find the 21st edition of our biweekly digest loaded with great, informative content.

We've prepared for you a bunch of articles, videos, podcast, and e-books worth to throw an eye on, for example: 

  • Tech Startup Founders - how to succeed in the tech startup world? Skills combined with luck are a great starting point, but there is much more to be done. 
  • What about a UX Design? - detailed answers for open questions and misconceptions about UX designers
  • The power of Blockchain - what industries this technology will disrupt and is already disrupting [video]

There's much more to take a look at. Katarzyna Kaniewska (UX Designer), in her article published on Medium, proves that UX design is neither a graphic design nor just a bunch of pretty mockups. She claims that it's a business strategy. You really have to read that!

Enjoy!

 

5 essential tips for tech startup founders
Success in the tech startup environment might be like finding a gold mine. Instead of searching for natural resources, a startup founder has to find a way to convert an idea into a profitable business. But what actually makes an IT project successful? 

5 questions to ask if you haven’t worked with a UX Designer
The term “user experience” didn’t gain a lot of attention until recent years. In spite of its growing popularity, there are a lot of open questions and common misconceptions about UX designers and their work. Here're the answers for the most common issues. 

19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt [Video]
Blockchain has the ability to make the organizations that use it transparent, democratic, decentralized, efficient, and secure. It will likely to disrupt many industries in the coming 5 to 10 years. These are some of the industries it’s already disrupting. 

The Future of Everything as a Service [Video]
SAAS has set off a revolution in the way companies consume services on-demand. Jason Hiner, Global Long Form Editor in ZDnet, talks about how it's spreading to other IT services and transforming IT jobs.

Are The Best Designers Rebels? [Podcast]
Design critic Alice Rawsthorn explains why some of the greatest designers tend to be outsiders. She celebrates the innovations of unwitting designers like Florence Nightingale — and Blackbeard. Podcast is a part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode: The Power Of Design. 

The Internet Needs a Tune-Up [Podcast]
Princeton University's Jennifer Rexford talks about optimizing the internet for the uses it got drafted into performing.


E-books & Reports 📝

From cloud to edge: The next IT transformation (E-book)
The combination of 5G and edge computing will unleash new capabilities, from real-time analytics to automation to self-driving cars. This ebook offers a comprehensive look at how this transformation is occurring.


Expert's Point of View 🔎

'Despite the fact that the term “UX” has been around for a while, questions like “Why is user experience important?” and “Why is UX design important?” still pop up during the product design process. In this article, I’d like to talk about why it’s worth to invest in this domain.' 

Questions to ask about UX design if you are a business owner | Katarzyna Kaniewska
Read the insights >>>

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 Hope you found the above content helpful for you! Drop us a line if you’d like to discuss any of the topics mentioned in this biweekly digest. 

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