I’m finally in a position to use much of my design and business experience and thinking, as well as facing challenges where I have no experience.
The common way that financial people will judge the potential value of a project, or a design concept representing a potential future concept, is by building a model, usually a discounted cash flow model like Net Present Value (NPV).
In my research on concept design processes, I’ve come across two ideas that jumped out as vital behavior that differentiates expert designers from novices.
I recently went looking for and failed to find the book I think so many of us would appreciate and enjoy right now, one that captures the excitement, the emergent processes, and the innovative techniques for designing digital services, particularly for the Internet.
I’ve been doing a lot of “writing” lately, but in an attempt to emulate great, bestselling computer books that are highly visual and concise, I’ve been thinking about layout first and writing second, because we want to learn and not necessarily read.
The responses to my question about your favorite books on innovation were so interesting and useful I can’t help but ask another: Let’s say you’re a manager charged with developing a software-driven product or service like a website or a mobile service.