domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

5 ways to get out of your own way and communicate clearly

by @saralindberg13
I still find some trouble listening to the intent behind the words and not making assumptions.

Headspace blog – 5 ways to get out of your own way and communicate clearly B
Be impeccable with your word.Avoid taking things personally.Avoid making assumptions. The problem with making assumptions is that they’re really only a version of our own observations and feelings.Always do your best.Be skeptical, but learn to listen. “Listen to the intent behind the words, and you will understand the real message.”


sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017

Designing For a Socially Valuable User Experience

@nicolashenchoz from @epflecallab Designing For a Socially Valuable User Experience - Billionaire
“Design,” he says, “is not primarily about artistic form, but about a socially valuable user experience. One that combines cultural, functional and emotional dimensions.”
“We don’t strive towards futuristic forms that sometimes can appear anecdotal and gimmicky, but for the sense of normality that makes you feel comfortable enough to adopt. When we work on augmented reality projects, we add digital information around a physical object in the most natural way, to value the content.” He adds: “The ethics of design are to be clear with your intention in what you design. We want something new to be relevant. Meaning has a longer lifecycle than technology.”
When asked to describe the perfect design project, Henchoz offers up a surprising response that indicates his commitment to due process: “Design research. It is critical that design should begin to produce knowledge that tracks the impact of an artefact, creating a feedback loop as in scientific methodology.” The EPFL+ECAL Lab employs psychologists to analyse qualitative and quantitative data at consumer level and track the effect on the user, including emotional responses. “Sustainable innovation relies on useful paradigms — not a six-month thrill of the new,” says Henchoz.

Designing For a Socially Valuable User Experience

@nicolashenchoz from @epflecallab Designing For a Socially Valuable User Experience - Billionaire
“Design,” he says, “is not primarily about artistic form, but about a socially valuable user experience. One that combines cultural, functional and emotional dimensions.”
“We don’t strive towards futuristic forms that sometimes can appear anecdotal and gimmicky, but for the sense of normality that makes you feel comfortable enough to adopt. When we work on augmented reality projects, we add digital information around a physical object in the most natural way, to value the content.” He adds: “The ethics of design are to be clear with your intention in what you design. We want something new to be relevant. Meaning has a longer lifecycle than technology.”
When asked to describe the perfect design project, Henchoz offers up a surprising response that indicates his commitment to due process: “Design research. It is critical that design should begin to produce knowledge that tracks the impact of an artefact, creating a feedback loop as in scientific methodology.” The EPFL+ECAL Lab employs psychologists to analyse qualitative and quantitative data at consumer level and track the effect on the user, including emotional responses. “Sustainable innovation relies on useful paradigms — not a six-month thrill of the new,” says Henchoz.

domingo, 13 de agosto de 2017

24 Industries Other Than Auto Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down

24 Industries Other Than Auto Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down

1. INSURANCE
2. AUTO REPAIRS
3. PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS AND TRUCKING
4. HOTELS
5. AIRLINES
6. AUTO PARTS
7. RIDE-HAILING
8. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
9. PARKING GARAGES AND LOTS
10. FAST FOOD
11. ENERGY AND PETROLEUM
12. REAL ESTATE
13. MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
14. DELIVERIES
15. BRICK AND MORTAR RETAIL
16. AUTO DEALERSHIPS
17. OIL-CHANGE SHOPS AND CAR WASHES
18. HEALTHCARE
19. DRIVING SCHOOLS
20. URBAN PLANNING
21. INTERNET SERVICE PROVISION
22. ‘INTERIOR’ DESIGN/MANUFACTURING
23. CYBERSECURITY
24. TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

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An Open Letter To CEOs

by @AlexOsterwalder & @ypigneur Strategyzer - An Open Letter To CEOs
You have been excellent at executing and improving your proven and successful business models. But as the research above shows, you have not yet found the answer to inventing entirely new business models, value propositions, and growth engines. 
In fact, managing the present is taking oxygen away from inventing the future.

You not only have to be world class at executing and improving your current business model, but you also have to be world class at searching and inventing new business models for the future. 
That’s the real leadership challenge.

Your innovation engine is not a space where you write business plans for new ideas. Your main goal is to decrease the risk and uncertainty around new ideas. It’s a space where you prototype and test new business models and value propositions; where you experiment and gather evidence as cheaply and quickly as possible by getting out the building with methodologies like Lean Startup and Customer Discovery.

On one hand your execution engine will need to be world class at managing factories and tolerating zero failure; and on the other hand, your innovation engine will need to be world class at experimenting, failing, and learning to shape new ideas. 
Lastly, your innovation engine will need help from your execution engine--we cannot stress this enough.

How to Take a Full-Page Screenshot (with Chrome)

by @zapier How to Take a Full-Page Screenshot
Start by using the shortcut pairs below—enter the first shortcut, followed by the second—depending on your operating system:
On Mac1. Alt + Command + I2. Command + Shift + POn Windows/Linux/Chrome OS1. Ctrl + Shift + I2. Ctrl + Shift + PThese keyboard shortcuts will open Chrome's developer menu. Just type "screenshot" and you'll see the option appear to "capture full size screenshot." Simply select this and Chrome will automatically save a full-page screenshot to your Downloads folder!


miércoles, 9 de agosto de 2017

¿La brecha es económica y no digital?

De alguna manera he visto estos tres artículos muy interrelacionados.  ¯\_()_/¯

1.
Un interesante artículo, en el que parece defenderse que la gente se independice, beba y fume (y se ponga a trabajar pronto para podérselo pagar) como en 1970 ó 1980… en lugar de estar en la habitación mirando la pantalla de su smartphone. ;-P
Porque claro la tele no tiene pantalla, y los Commodore (como la tele) no son dispositivos electrónicos.
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic
But the allure of independence, so powerful to previous generations, holds less sway over today’s teens, who are less likely to leave the house without their parents. The shift is stunning: 12th-graders in 2015 were going out less often than eighth-gradersdid as recently as 2009.
A lo mejor unos padres centrados en objetivos "por el bien de sus hijos" muy distintos a los que se fijaban padres de generaciones anteriores son los que han traído a las redes sociales a aprovechar todo ésto. No es cosa del smartphone.

Que las redes sociales pueden hacerte infeliz… seguro; sobre todo cuando tu educación se centra en tus resultados, tus títulos, la cantidad de actividades extracurriculares, lo que pareces… para que los padres se puedan sentir orgullosos. Y sí, ese es el juego de las redes sociales y esa tan profesional en la que estamos los padres, LinkedIn, también va de lo mismo que las demás.

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Otros dos artículos me han parecido también muy interesantes y reveladores sobre la coincidencia con el desarrollo del smartphone y la nueva realidad económica derivada de la crisis financiera de 2007/2008 y ese acrecentamiento de la brecha entre los que más y los que menos tienen.

2.
El primero, en Wall Street Journal (de pago, deberías podéis leerlo aquí), habla de cómo las compañías quieren ganar al próximo "billón" de usuarios de smartphones, a través de conseguir a bajo coste de hardware aplicaciones que requieran poca alfabetización, vídeo y voz en mercados emergentes…

Instead of typing searches and emails, a wave of newcomers—“the next billion,” the tech industry calls them—is avoiding text, using voice activation and communicating with images. They are a swath of the world’s less-educated, online for the first time thanks to low-end smartphones, cheap data plans and intuitive apps that let them navigate despite poor literacy.
Incumbent tech companies are finding they must rethink their products for these newcomers and face local competitors that have been quicker to figure them out. “We are seeing a new kind of internet user,” said Caesar Sengupta, who heads a group at Alphabet Inc.’s Google trying to adapt to the new wave. “The new users are very different from the first billion.”




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El segundo, es una muestra de como no queremos perder esa alfabetización, habrá que seguir sabiendo leer y escribir A MANO, que parece que así es más fácil aprender

It may well be that the physicality of shaping letters cements concepts in the mind. For example, to type the word “typing,” I made the same motion on the keyboard six times, choosing which letter to type but not forming them. But if I were to write the same thing by hand, I’d have to shape six different letters and put them together. That takes more effort and seems to both demand more of the brain and leave a deeper imprint on the mind than typing. That imprint appears to be critical when learning new things.