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The Future of Collaboration and Ideation

by EffectiveUI Team
August 28, 2014

Voting for SXSW Interactive 2015 is still open and there is one final session we’d like to share with you. “Post(-it)card from the Future – The Next Evolution” is a panel proposed by EffectiveUI’s Director of User Experience, Dan Saltzman, Mersive CTO Christopher Jaynes, and EffectiveUI president Anthony Franco, wearing his other hat as founder of mc squares. This trio [...]

Why Didn’t I Think of That?!? (WDITOT)

by Lindsey Jones
August 12, 2014

Welcome to the first post in my new WDITOT – Internet slang for “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?!” – series. It’s a phrase I find myself uttering on a daily basis. Over time, I hope to pull together a robust accumulation of things I happen upon that make me want to kick myself because I didn’t come up with [...]

Event Recap: Getting Unstuck — Innovating in an Enterprise Environment

by Dave Maren
September 20, 2012

Thanks to all who took part in last week’s Getting Unstuck event. It surpassed expectations and we were excited by the high level of engagement in the topic. The big problem with creating an event focused on innovation is the notion that the event itself should be innovative. But innovation isn’t just about original thinking. Every company is full of [...]

Getting Unstuck: Innovating in an Enterprise Environment

by Teresa Kloser
September 12, 2012

Innovation can be a challenge for any organization, but especially one where established product lines and cultural norms create an inertia that slows down change. In such an environment, there may be no shortage of innovative ideas. Yet, champions of these ideas are often forced to “duke it out” against supporters of the status quo and run a gantlet of [...]

As UX Evolves, So Must UX Practitioners

by Shivanii Singh Cordes
July 25, 2012

I recently finished reading Steven Johnson’s “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation,” in which he takes elements of biological adaptation and applies them to the generation of ideas. I was struck by his arguments about what fosters good ideas. I was also struck by how the user experience (UX) industry embraces and nurtures the very principles [...]