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  • Building strategy while designing

    by Jerry Cao

    IDEO is one of the largest and most important American design and consulting companies. Starting from the industrial design and interaction design (one of the founders was Bill Modgidge) IDEO has extended its consulting services and fell under strategic competence of consulting companies like McKinsey. What differs IDEO from the others is approach based on

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  • Let’s Communicate Part 3

    by Ryan Riddle

      Non-verbal communication- mysterious background player Most of the confusion doesn’t come from the fact that we do not hear speech, are not able to cut sentences into logical pieces, or do not understand the words. Their reason is that people simply don’t understand the intentions of speakers, especially when the social context fails. When Demosthenes

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    • Let’s communicate Part 2

      by Ryan Riddle

        Yes, we can finally sit and start the conversation with our client. Of course conversation doesn’t only mean speaking, it’s both – effective listening and smart presenting our thoughts. How to do it as much clear as it possible? During conversation remember to: Demonstrate the initiative As a for example; Project manager, should show initiative.

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      • Find out which application is truly worth having!

        by Ryan Riddle

          Don’t scroll down yet!! First, do the simple math below, then scroll down to find your app ;) It’s CRAZY how accurate this is! 1) Pick your favorite number between 1-9 2) Multiply by 3 then 3) Add 3 4) Then again multiply by 3 (I’ll wait while you get the calculator…..) 5) You’ll get

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        • Prototyping with passion

          by Jerry Cao

            Friday was very busy day, until 12 o’clock, when suddenly and unexpectedly our internet was cut off :) We really regret that you couldn’t see our disappointed, miserable faces. We didn’t want to dilly-dally (although, this vision was a real temptation), that’s why we activated our creative potential and decided to play a trick on

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          • Let's communicate! Part 1

            by Jerry Cao

            It’s not a secret that our business success highly depends on our communication skills. Paradoxically, many companies forgot to put those skills on the top of training list. How many project didn’t start because of our account manager / sales representative communication impotence? Probably we won’t ever now (or statistics are so dramatic, that’s better

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          • DeTeam Integration Party 2009!

            by Jerry Cao

              Recently, our team decided to move out from office and check team skills in outdoor conditions. We have to admit, it was really extreme weekend spent together. Took out to the deep forest, put to the test of (im)mor(t)al immunity ;-) Fully united with four elements: fearless warriors of lake and river, Neptun conquerors, gravity

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            • Modern drama, mysterious case and love behind

              by Jerry Cao

                Prologue: Do you remember Skype & JustProto mysterious case? If not, you can refresh your memory here. Below, small portion of modern drama, little ‘Love Story’ with gripping plot and unexpected ending. Enjoy! JustProto Love Story Chapter I, Starring: Mysterious Problem Action: Our team worked many days and nights by the sweat of their brow,

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              • Everything is designed

                by Jerry Cao

                  Recently, after Tall Ship Races and famous Heineken Open’air Festival, Gdynia opened city for second edition of Gdynia DesignDays. The idea of this event was to integrate artists from countries over Baltic Sea, and give them opportunity to present their art-work on exhibitions or sell them in specially arranged containers. You could see there strange

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                • Vertical or horizontal, that’s the question!

                  by Jerry Cao

                    New feature on JustProto board : Vertical and Horizontal Line! No comment is needed, sticky notes on attached screens will guide you through their properties This is how the Vertical & Horizontal Line look in JustProto application Looking forward to your tests and suggestions on JustProto blog!

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                  • Design Psychology

                    by Jerry Cao

                      While searching the internet for some articles about psychological sides of web designing, I found interesting presentation made by Joshua Porter. It briefly shows, how understanding and using psychological rights can support designing an efficient users interfaces. Captology – computers as persuasive technology and Social proof are main subjects of this presentation. Have a look

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                    • JustProto Secure Policy

                      by Jerry Cao

                        According to one of JustProto users question: I would like briefly present JustProto secure policy. Our server is located in Germany in secured data center (www.hetzner.de). Also, all passwords are encrypted in our database system. What’s more, all links to your prototypes contain an authorization key in the web address; the key is a combination

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                      • Let's talk about prototyping

                        by Jerry Cao

                          Let’s talk about prototyping While working as a programmer many times I had to guess what client thinks about. Unfortunately, the specification does not reflect the reality of how the functions should work. This causes lots of problems. First of all, it triggers multiple adjustments, as the customer’s vision is completely different from the vision

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                        • Wireframes and prototypes – 6 common mistakes

                          by Jerry Cao

                            It’s hard to imagine the work of information architect without use of wireframes and prototypes. Thanks to them we can see the final product before the graphic and web designers even start working. Terms website wireframes and prototypes, are often used interchangeably, so you might ask there any differences between them? Wireframes (and their more

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