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Coaching

A great way to test if you know something is trying to teach it to others. I often coach small teams and …

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Purpose

Have you ever met a team that is on a mission? Since many companies write ridiculous mission statements, anyone that communicates an …

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Speedy videos

How quickly can you explain your product, service or idea? Can you make a video that captures it in one and a …

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Serious business

Blend is the most ambitious project we ever worked on at BlackBerry. Unlike other apps initiated by our team, this one turned …

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Kickstarter #2

The best quantified self projects have a clear and focused purpose. Still, it seems like many of today’s sensor-packed wearable devices don’t …

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Kickstarter #1

I was lucky to meet Nils from Form Devices when he was planning a Kickstarter campaign for Point. His vision and team …

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Credibility

My favorite books on communication is Made to Stick. It argues that sticky messages are told as simple, unexpected, concrete, credible and …

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Screens anywhere

The idea of public, interactive screens has fascinated me for a long time. I had the opportunity to present some thoughts on …

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Vision videos

Video is an excellent design tool. Today, many teams create videos for launch or crowdfunding campaigns. It is a powerful way to …

TV makeup

Guess who is wearing TV makeup in this video‎? No, it’s not Gary. It’s the demo, well at least metaphorically. The graphics …

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Moments of magic

There are moments when everything seems to fall into place. Seeing a difficult project succeed beyond expectations after a long struggle is …

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From demo to app

Designing demos for big tech events is a weird kind of showbiz. Demos shown at extremely busy environments such as CES or …

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Mixing new and familiar

Innovations face many types of obstacles. A common problem is that people can be reluctant to try out new solutions when they …

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The Wizard of Oz

Video prototyping can be used for many things. We’ve often used it as part of a design process where we try to …

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Too much attention

Here’s a kind of cautionary tale about how a prototype once led to more attention than TAT could handle. In 2009, we …

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The candle wax trick

Do you know how to use candle wax when creating mobile concept videos? This video is a concept about multitasking, clipboards and …

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Playful perspectives

Everybody in our team used to love the headtracking Wiimote hacks by Johnny Lee. We started thinking about what this type of …

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Lessons from showbiz

Why this obsession with showbiz? I often think that any business could learn some lessons from showbiz. Creativity and communication skills are …