From the ages of 11–19, I spent most of my life at an art studio on the border of Missouri and Arkansas. Never did a color wheel cross my path, and never did I spend one second reading criticisms from old decrepit men of my favorite pieces. …

Amazon, the e-commerce giant, pushes new code live to their customers every 11.6 seconds. And they are using agile short cycles as a competitive advantage — releasing early and often, gaining market feedback, and iterating based on what they learn to create a continuous conversation with their customers.

Essentially, they are discovering their product at the same time they are delivering it.

Lean UX…

Possibly one of the worst ways to start off any design process is aspirational wireframes.

If you have ever spent 4 weeks creating something you considered to be magnificent only to realize you did it all in a silo and what you were really doing has no real value to…

One of my great loves is economics. In an inspiring meeting yesterday with our CEO Tomas Gorny, I was amused when he quoted the 80/20 rule. Great people throughout history always have a way of finding a place into our meetings. Their ideas and discoveries guide us, though they are…

  • 2.5% of our population are our Innovators
  • 13.5% of our population are our Early Adopters
  • 34% of our population are our Early Majority
  • 34% of our population are our Late Majority
  • 16% of our population are our Laggards

We all sit at various places at various times on this scale…

Amanda Hewett

I grew up with art always being the main focus in my life. What I’m most interesting in cultivating is a deep connection between art and science.

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