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Why Your Design Team Sucks (and How to Fix It)
Article // May 5, 2021 11:41:50 AM // 7 min read
Why Your Design Team Sucks (and How to Fix It)

As an exec, you’re tired of hearing about the same open items and incomplete tasks. You think to yourself, didn’t we already solve this problem? Or, how on earth is this taking so long? 

3 Trends That Predict Which Fintech Companies Will Succeed
Article // May 4, 2021 11:42:38 AM // 5 min read
3 Trends That Predict Which Fintech Companies Will Succeed

Keeping up with trends might be enough in some industries, but not fintech. The fintech space is especially fast-moving and ever-evolving. Only companies that get out ahead of trends succeed. 

Fintech Future Roundtable: Bold Predictions for 2021 and Beyond
Podcast // Apr 27, 2021 9:31:18 AM // 1 min read
Fintech Future Roundtable: Bold Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

2020 brought change to every industry, and fintech is no exception. Thanks in large part to the pandemic, which forced at-home banking, tech adoption skyrocketed. Features that were once thought of as nice to have, or even too difficult to use — QR…

How J.P. Morgan Runs Cross-Functional Teams Within Legacy Infrastructure
Podcast // Apr 21, 2021 9:18:53 AM // 1 min read
How J.P. Morgan Runs Cross-Functional Teams Within Legacy Infrastructure

How can companies — especially large companies — achieve that perfect triad of collaboration between the design, business, and technology teams? It’s a perennial question that remains largely unsolved. 

Great Design Is Non-Negotiable — Here’s the Science to Prove It
Article // Mar 31, 2021 11:20:46 AM // 7 min read
Great Design Is Non-Negotiable — Here’s the Science to Prove It

Great design is not a luxury. It’s a necessity.   This bears repeating: Great design, a product that looks good and works well, is essential for success. Software has matured enough that you simply will not succeed with an ugly, ill-conceived…

Optimize Your Team by Applying Brain Science
Podcast // Mar 26, 2021 10:40:10 AM // 1 min read
Optimize Your Team by Applying Brain Science

The tech industry is full of stereotypes. The business exec who only talks in MBA acronyms and spreadsheets. The developer who’d rather code alone in a dark room than attend a co-worker’s birthday lunch. The diva designer who always insists on more…

Your Team’s Efficiency Depends on Empathy
Podcast // Mar 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM // 1 min read
Your Team’s Efficiency Depends on Empathy

Speed is a key ingredient in a successful product design process. After all, if you can’t iterate fast enough, you risk losing the market for your product. Not to mention that a poor design process drains your resources.  But, when a project stalls,…

Strategies for Getting Stakeholder Buy-In on User Research Findings
Article // Mar 10, 2021 10:16:37 AM // 5 min read
Strategies for Getting Stakeholder Buy-In on User Research Findings

Are you ignoring your customers?  If you’ve done any user research, even with just a few customers, you’ve likely uncovered very obvious customer pain points that can be fixed. While these customer insights are valuable and actionable, it can be…

Track These 2021 Fintech Trends to Stay Relevant
Article // Mar 3, 2021 10:31:36 AM // 7 min read
Track These 2021 Fintech Trends to Stay Relevant

Is your inbox flooded with emails predicting trends for 2021? While trend forecasting might seem overdone or cliche, like joining a gym January 1, there’s good reason to reflect on themes emerging in your industry. 

Jacob Glenn of M Genio: How to Scope Innovation Projects
Podcast // Mar 2, 2021 11:04:31 AM // 1 min read
Jacob Glenn of M Genio: How to Scope Innovation Projects

Because of today’s advanced technology and malleable software, there’s almost no product idea that’s too outlandish to create in some form. While it’s exciting to have seemingly endless possibilities, actually ideating and making truly new,…

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