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2 minute guide to creating the perfect dashboard

| 10.12.2016

At Sliced Bread we have seen and designed A LOT of dashboards. Dashboards for CRM, energy, IT, farming, social — you name it. Unfortunately, most dashboards we see out there fail the snooze test. They are just presentations of data that is available, rather than presentation of actionable data that is useful.    So, how […]

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Part 2: The PRACTICING Design Thinkers’ Top Ten FAQs

| 09.6.2016

Part 1 of this series dealt with overall questions that people ask me about design thinking. This second part deals with questions I hear about specific parts of the process after someone has tried it on their own. If you’re not sure what design thinking is, go back to Part 1. If you’ve learned about it, […]

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If you’re hiring a UX firm, you probably need a therapist

| 06.21.2016

No, you’re not crazy to be hiring a UX firm. That’s a smart move! But, we’ve noticed that when companies hire us, they tend to be in a state of intense organizational flux and team drama. While some drama is predictable, normal, and addressable, too many companies ignore critical organizational issues until it’s too late to […]

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Top 10 Design Thinking FAQs

| 01.27.2016

Design thinking and Sliced Bread go back about 14 years. But, for the last five, I’ve been teaching design thinking at the Stanford d.school and more recently, in the Computer Science department. The same questions about design thinking keep cropping up from clients and students so I thought I’d set the story straight.

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Innovative Health Technology Launches at Health 2.0, User Experience Still Lacking

| 10.27.2015

Our favorite solutions from this year’s Health 2.0 conference Launch session all covered very different angles of the healthcare industry.

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Top Healthcare Tech Trends From Health 2.0 2015

| 10.21.2015

Some of the trends we observed at Health 2.0 this year included innovative ideas on how to leverage big data, as well as consumer solutions that offer patients health-on-demand, and solutions for providers that aim to alleviate the hassle of administrative tasks, such as entering information into medical records.

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Our Work-Life Balance Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

| 05.8.2015

Conversations about work-life balance seem to be happening all around us. We hear that women should “lean in.” We hear that “women still can’t have it all.” We also know that women aren’t the only ones who want work-life balance.

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Notes from the Future of UX

| 11.13.2014

Where is our field going? Notes from talks by Jesse James Garrett, Margot Bloomstein, and Steve Krug from the UX Futures 2014 conference.

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A Designer’s Quick-Start Guide to CSS Preprocessors

| 11.13.2014

Once you get started with a CSS preprocessor, you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life. Here’s a 5-minute intro to the tool that will turbo-charge your CSS and take the pain out of iterations.

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Ditch the Rainbows

| 10.1.2014

Resist the temptation to throw the entire color wheel at your information design. You’ll be surprised how removing colors can make your designs clearer and cleaner.

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