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The Struggles and Wins of an Agile Framework

We’ve all heard the word “Agile” before, but what does it really mean? How is a person Agile? How is an organization Agile? Agile is not a tool, it is made up of tools. Agile is not a framework, it is made up of frameworks. Agile is a mindset.

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Design Thinking Lessons Straight from Conversations with 93 Rock Bands

If you’re stuck, walk away. You’re out of ideas, it feels like you’re wearing blinders. Force yourself to take in some new experiences. Whether it’s looking at competitors, unrelated apps, reading articles, or something else. Get out and explore.

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Indy Design Disruptors

Indianapolis has it's own community of design disruptors. From established companies, to startups and everything in-between. It's time we take a moment to share our stories and celebrate how our community is changing the world through the power of design.

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UX Moments

Identify, understand, and leverage moments to influence behavior. If you can find your users’ I want to know, go, do, or buy moments you can create the means to influence their behavior in those moments.

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Android Nougat UI Kit for Sketch

25 hand crafted vector Android N screens for you to work with. New style notification screens & settings as well as email, music player, calendar, Hangouts, camera, video, etc. There's more than enough in here to get you started on the next killer Android N app!

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New Hire Interview with Jen Burk

Before Jen came to DeveloperTown, she was the 12th hire at ExactTarget where she worked for 7 years, then moved on to run her own marketing consultancy, and would eventually cross paths with DeveloperTown.

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DeveloperTown Adds New Digital Marketing Lead, Mitch Briggs

What do chocolate-covered grasshoppers, raccoons, and R. Kelly all have in common? They’re all parts of the world of Mitch Briggs, Digital Marketing Lead at DeveloperTown.

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You Fight Like a Designer

Get out there early and test your designs. Fail fast and you can go back to the drawing board and try again armed with invaluable insight. Your products will be better for it, and you will be armed with data to fight for your design decisions.

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The #1 Reason New Products Fail and How to Win

Few startups or established companies build a new product thinking “We have no idea if people want this, but we’re going to do it!” and yet, it’s the “people don’t actually want this” part that sinks most ventures.

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Audacity Is Not Enough

Audacity will give you the strength to take risks but not the wisdom to know which risks to avoid. Humility will help you recognize if and when you need help. You absolutely need both, because while audacity is a beautiful motivator, it’s a terrible coach.

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