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  What Is Full-Stack Design Thinking? “Recipe: Chuck all the ingredients [Agile Software Development, Lean Start-up, Service Design, Design Thinking, and Systems Thinking] into a large cauldron. …Weaponise with ‘making.’ Apply to product innovation.” This is per Tim Malbon’s The Problem with Design Thinking and The Solution to Design Thinking. Break Down the Silos It’s important […]

This FastCompany article says Design Thinking has outlived its usefulness and suggests we move to Systems Thinking. I think it’s just semantics – Design Thinking should incorporate the systems around it. Why Has Design Thinking Outlived Its Usefulness, per Vassallo? The author says that it’s been 15 years of Design Thinking, and world has become so complex that we must consider […]

I’m proud to announce that my article on Innovation In Publishing was accepted by Publishing Research Quarterly! It will be in the September 2017 print version, but is available online now at http://rdcu.be/s3nx

This venn diagram from IDEO’s website captures the essence of innovation:       Innovation is at the intersection of: what consumers want, how viable it is for our business, and how technically feasible it it.

I question survey results showing 59% women executives in publishing [As always, this is my personal opinion.] I applaud the recent survey by Lee & Low for shining the light on the need for diversity in publishing, and the need for diverse books! And I believe that publishing is a women-friendly industry, and am proud to be […]

Every year, when I teach my online classes in eBooks in the Publishing in the Master’s in Publishing program at Pace University, I try to keep it fresh. I take old stuff off the syllabus to make way for the new. But there are some classics, which I’d like to record here. These are resources […]

“Everyone says the eBook market is done, but it’s just begun,” said Jane Friedman of Open Road Media, ” – It’s less than 5 years old!” Ms. Friedman shared her wisdom at the Book Industry Guild of NY last week. Here are some nuggets:   eBook Market: We need to embrace the new technologies and what readers want, in what […]

“Every client, in my experience, has a content problem.” – Mark Boulton, Web Directions South – so began Sara Wachter-Boettcher (@sara_ann_marie) at the New York Content Strategy Meetup. What’s the problem? Content on different devices shows up as inaccessible, broken, missing, or is useless (such as a mobile-optimized site that doesn’t show you what you […]

Josh Clark, author of Tapworthy, wowed the crowd at IxDA New York City. Thanks for Bloomberg for hosting and giving a tour of their impressive usability lab. Here are some highlights: Senors Give Us Superpowers Mobile should not be the companion – or lite version – of the desktop. ‘Our smartphones and tablets hold so […]

The magazine industry gets an F in Apps, according to Chris Sanborn, President of Sanborn Media Factory. He and Radhika Nayak, VP of Product at Simon & Schuster (S&S) spoke at a panel last night at NYU’s Center for Publishing.  Here are their 7 tips to up the grade: 1. Reconceptualize the App “We’re not […]