How many times have you heard the term ‘Software engineer’ or ‘Software engineering’ and nodded your head without fully comprehending exactly what it means?
If you’re nodding right now, then this post is for you. Here I’ll talk about what software engineering is, what a software engineer does, and why it is so important nowadays.
The typical client agency relationship amounts to the client determining the project and partnering with an agency to get the product tested and built. A weakness of this partnership model is usually a mismatch of expectations, incorrect timing of the feedback loop and intermittent meetings in an attempt to get everyone back on the same page. It’s notoriously a slow process with lots of back-and-forth communication. A team can take months before progressing comfortably together and fully focussing on the user experience.
However, the Design Sprint, born of Agile and Design Thinking parents, elicits a whole new way for us to work together which yields far greater results. By the very nature of the Design Sprint process, the team is strategically assembled, achieving solidarity, effective communication and the team’s culture is set through the vision with a user-centric focus, culminating in rapid progress.
Customer Journey Mapping is a tool used a lot by UX Designers, in the Product development space for visualising the customer experience. So, how do you get started with one, and what exactly is customer journey mapping? This blog post will give you a lovely, easy to understand walk through of what a customer journey map is and how to do one.
The 5 day Design Sprint is an exercise in tackling questions around any big issues a company might be facing. The idea is to quickly iterate into the potential future of what a product ‘might’ be like and validate this with real people. Influenced by techniques from IDEO’s Design Thinking open-source mindset, the focus is testing the desirability of solutions for these issues first and foremost.
User-Generated Content is defined as any type of content that has been created and shared by people that are not getting paid — like a sports fan for example. The content itself might be any kind of media related to your brand, ranging from pictures, videos, testimonials, tweets to blog posts. So in this case, if you use an UGC platform to manage this content, you can use all these things to promote your brand without hiring anyone.
Stackla gives you the ability to discover, manage, and display user-generated content from over 25 different platforms. It can be used for any advertisement, campaign, commerce and many other things that may require UGC (User-Generated Content).
As Customer Success Managers we have one key goal – make sure that our clients are successful. Ultimately, we are the champion for our clients and we are always looking for ways in which our next interaction can be of value to them.
The success of digital product studios is not so much the skills the team posses as to how well they work together. When front-end and back-end developers work and communicate well together, they form what we call at Pixel Fusion as ‘the dream team’: a high functioning, expertly skilled, and productive development team. This is how we accomplished that dynamic at Pixel Fusion, and how you can start to nurture your own dream team.
Office Bars are considered part of building company culture, but the Space Bar at Pixel Fusion has brought more than just the team together, it’s provided ROI through events and business meetings held with new and existing clients. This article tells the story of how we built our bar, and how we believe office bars can benefit businesses as a whole and why every modern office should consider having one.
The problem with the word ‘transformation’ is that it implies that, much like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, there’s a final form, an end state at which point the business’ transformation is complete.
Let’s say you’ve got a problem you’re not quite sure how to solve, or have an idea for a solution and you want to test it. Normally, in an Agile environment, you’d validate your idea by building a mini version of your product, launch it, measure the results and then take those learnings to iterate and improve the product right?