Archive for month: April, 2013

Question Everything


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29 Apr
April 29, 2013

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all the conferences, talks, and books that I’ve read about designing user experiences, it’s this:

Design for your audience, not for yourself.

Sound simple? Nope. Designing for your audience means questioning everything, and it turns out that’s really hard.

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Using Gmail to Generate Trello Cards


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25 Apr
April 25, 2013

Over the last few months, the tech team has been trying to improve our processes, the tools we use, and of course our code itself.  We got serious about project management and adopted Trello.  We’ve made other development changes like starting code reviews and coding guidelines, but right now our focus has been on shoring up the development process using our chosen set of tools.  So the question naturally arose … where should we have automatic integration? Read more →

Spontaneity


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11 Apr
April 11, 2013

The time when you least expect something often becomes an opportunity for great inspiration. This is especially true when what you least expect is someone or a group of someones who go out of their way for others. It makes you stop and switch your thinking. It inspires you to want to do the same and ‘pass it on.’ Following your daily routine has become just that–following.

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It’s not you, it’s me


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08 Apr
April 8, 2013

You’ve heard the famous breakup line, “it’s not you, it’s me.”  Of course, what it really means is, “this is all your fault, not mine.”  It’s a way of taking all the blame verbally but secretly knowing you don’t take any blame at all.  Well, oftentimes programmers like to use this bit with users.  Recently we had this situation pop up with our library eCommerce website.

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Findaway Lan Party


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05 Apr
April 5, 2013

Many companies have fun events that allow employees to interact and have fun. These events are usually small parties or get-togethers. Here at Findaway we  like to do things a little differently. Two weeks ago we had our first ever LAN party. It was a great event and was a lot of fun. We played a game called Company of heroes for PC which everyone purchased on the Steam platform for only 10 dollars.

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