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Design Thinking Archives • Candelita

Learn how effective your current website is via discovery

February 20, 2017 | By | No Comments">No Comments

If you’ve ever gone to the grocery store without a list, you know the dangers of making decisions without a roadmap. Generally, you wind up buying yet another can of green beans to add to your dusty canned goods collection while forgetting to pick up the one thing that you really needed. You make an impulse buy that undermines your diet, or you go way over your monthly grocery budget, using money that might have gone to something even more valuable, like a vacation.

A smart shopper takes time to look in the fridge and in the cabinets to get a sense of what’s running out before going to the store. They make some hard decisions about supply and demand, questioning, for example, whether anyone is ever going to eat all those canned green beans. They consider what they’ve budgeted for and what their dietary needs are.

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How a long-lasting relationship with your web designer helps your business

January 6, 2017 | By | No Comments">No Comments

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

As the old year drew to a close and a new year began, many of us were clinking together champagne flutes while singing along with the traditional New Year’s melody Auld Lang Syne. The song, written more than two centuries ago, still has the power to move listeners because it reminds us of the importance of maintaining meaningful relationships.

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What the flexible designer learns from clients

August 28, 2016 | By | No Comments">No Comments

During my Fabricant Way interview with Matt Dilling of Lite Brite Neon Studio, he said something that struck me as truly profound. He described his clients as “teachers who…help change our view on the medium, change our view on our technique, and change our view of the world around us.”

Do you see your clients as teachers? Do you listen to what they tell you about their unique project and then see how it applies to other situations?

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Are your productivity apps wasting time?

August 21, 2016 | By | No Comments">No Comments

If you’re like most Americans, you could use more time. Between long work weeks, which are still the norm despite Tim Ferriss’ best efforts, family and household responsibilities, sleep, and a wee little smidge of recreation, most of us feel pressed for time.

And so we do what any good modern human does: we seek the elusive app that will make us more productive. We imagine these gizmos as genies who can restore lost time back to us through the magic of modern technology.

However, the opposite is often true.

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