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Susan WeinschenkHow to Get People to Do Stuff: The Power of Stories
Our stories about ourselves deeply affect how we think and behave. If you can change someone's story, you can change behavior.
By Susan Weinschenk – March 25, 2013
Neal CabageWhen It Comes to Your Online Startup, Timing Is Everything
Today the opportunities are smaller and require greater time and capital to be competitive, but imagine what would be possible if you were in the right place at the right time. The good news is that innovation and opportunity are still happening around us all the time. The key is to find the emerging opportunities and align your startup with those opportunities. This chapter provides a framework that can prove helpful.
By Neal Cabage and Sonya Zhang – March 20, 2013
Russ UngerTechniques for Successful Facilitation: Preparing for Personalities
The authors of Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation offer advice on how you, as a facilitator, can prepare for and learn to deal with different types of personalities and behavior traits.
By Russ Unger, Brad Nunnally, Dan Willis – March 11, 2013
Dialogues with Creative Legends: An Interview with David Calvin Laufer
David Calvin Laufer discusses his many dialogues with influential visual designers and business leaders, such as Paul Rand, Herb Lubalin, and George Nelson.
By Peachpit Press and David Calvin Laufer – March 4, 2013
Christopher SchmittHow to Overcome Browser Challenges in Web Design
Browsers have different levels of support for CSS features, as well as different interpretations of how to render HTML. By using tools like normalize.css and validating on multiple devices, we can address many of the challenges of web design. However, thereโ€™s no substitute for knowing and learning about your audience and working to build them the best site possible, as Christopher Schmitt advises in this chapter from Designing Web and Mobile Graphics: Fundamental concepts for web and interactive projects.
By Christopher Schmitt – February 13, 2013