It's the Dawning of the Age of Experience
Experience design is no longer a nice-to-have luxury of a few\norganizations with tons of money and exceptional visionary management.\nIt’s become commonplace for organizations that build products and web\nsites. Experience Design is a centerpiece of boardroom discussions and\nquickly becoming a key performance indicator for many businesses.\n\n\n
However, you can’t just hire a couple of "experience designers" and\ntell them, "Go do that voodoo that you do so well." Today’s business\nenvironment forces us to build multi-disciplinary teams, compiling a\ndiverse group of skills and experiences to handle the many facets of\nthe technical, business, and user requirements. In his usual entertaining and insightful manner, Jared M. Spool will talk\nabout what it takes to build a design team that meets today’s needs.
The part about the "multi-disciplinary teams" is spot on. Organizations need T-thinkers, not silo thinkers if they want to achieve success in today's global innovation environment. The event at the IBM Innovation Center will feature examples from Southwest Airlines, the Mayo Clinic, and Netflix. (Oh, and some other little company you might have heard of -- Apple)\n\n
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- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
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The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
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- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
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