Last Friday started for me with friendly smiles of people who care about user-friendly solutions, which make our lifes better. I was happy to be among 60 attendees of the first UX Brunch Zürich 2015, organized by Valérie Vuillerat, Rahel Vils and Marc Steffen. Event took place in Impact Hub, which is known as a space with a good vibe. Being there is already enough to love the world around you even on an early Friday morning. But greeting and meeting people, who understand your challenges and the big meaning of those small victories on the way to great designs, is even better.
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“Truth and Dare” was the official theme of this years’ TEDActive conference – I think this was slightly revamped into “compassion” during the conference. If there was one single topic we’ve heard all the way through and pretty much in every session it was this.
Monday 26th January, the first Web Monday in 2015 took place at the Microsoft offices in Wallisellen.
We just completed our third Drupal 8 project: SGG - Schweizer Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft. After relaunching our own website and helping out with Drupal.com (our first two Drupal 8 sites), we are excited to launch our first client website 100% on the upcoming major release of our favorite open source CMS.
After we had built the community site Intergeneration and the voting platform CHymne using Drupal 7, we now chose Drupal 8 for the relaunch of the corporate website of SGG. The compact feature of the site allowed us to apply the strengths of Drupal 8 as per today and so we created the association's new website relying entirely on Drupal 8 core functionality.
Building the new SGG website was a team effort; continue reading for the findings of each of us while we were creating the new site on the latest beta release of Drupal 8.
The New Year is in full swing and so are we! We’re kicking 2015 off in full speed, not only because of our new meeting room; our #Agondola….
When new clients contact me, they invariably ask about Drupal 8. “Should we use it?” My answer, in most cases, is “No”. Not yet. An ironic answer, considering that our site is built on Drupal 8, our team offered sold-out Drupal 8 training at the last two DrupalCons, and we are currently building Drupal.com, in Drupal 8.
It’s my turn write a post once again and I thought I’d take the opportunity to muse about the time since I took over here @amazeelabs back in May 2014.
So far in our strategy series we've talked about what a strategy is, how to identify goals and obstacles and how to create a construct. Now in the last part of the series we take a closer look at why a project goes off track and what can be done about it.
You’ve drawn on your experience, expertise and intuition to create a good project strategy. You’ve defined measurable goals and correctly anticipated obstacles. You’ve shared a construct, a guiding strategy document, with the team. Work began, the future looked bright. Now, despite the best-laid schemes of mice and men, the project has gone awry. How do you get it back on track?
In part one of this series, we discussed the art of strategy. In part two, the science. Now, we’ll discuss the deliverable that weaves them both together.
In part one, we introduced the art of strategy. Strategy “blends intuition, wisdom, experience, logic, common sense, art and even poetry into a useable construct. The construct, an evolving project document, describes an ecosystem that will organically produce the stated, measurable goal.” Now, we’ll talk about the science of defining that goal and avoiding potential obstacles.