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Creative Complexity 101

DesignMap is a San Francisco design studio made up of a diverse group of designers, researchers and front-end developers.  One of our core values is the importance of continually learning about our craft and sharing that knowledge with others.

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Enterprise UX and Free Trials: Part 2

In this post, we’ll be discussing some factors that impact the free trial user experience from the perspective of the end users as well as the product team.

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BarnRaise SF

In the 18th and 19th centuries, participating in your neighbor’s barn raising was a common community event. Constructing a barn frame was a big undertaking that couldn’t be completed without the help of the whole community.

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Perfection and Designers

Some of the Designers from DesignMap recently attended the fabulously-curated Mind the Product Conference (with great talks from Ken Norton, Maria Guidice, Des Traynor, Peter Merholz, and Laura Klein, among others). This conference is attended by Product Managers and their managers nearly exclusively, so we couldn’t resist the urge to squeeze in a little research: We put up a white board and asked folks what their greatest fear is when working with designers.

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Enterprise UX and Free Trials: Part 1

The surging popularity of connected mobile devices has deeply impacted how people interact with technology in their daily lives. One of the major shifts caused by these devices – along with the applications that make them so alluring – has been a dramatic uptick in the consumerization of enterprise software solutions.

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Dual Track Agile for Designers


At DesignMap we’ve worked with many companies creating products using agile development methods to speed up time-to-market. Of late, we’ve experienced another iteration of this process called dual-track agile, or sometimes dual-track scrum, which further cuts back on development and design time.

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From Idea to Launch: How Not to Nayme Your Startup

In this entertaining and enlightening presentation, brand name expert and best selling author Alexandra Watkins will show you how to avoid common naming disasters, access free brainstorming tools, and get around domain name hell.

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