Keep it small, keep it lean and keep it simple. The needs of the customer are often simpler than the solutions presented. Some wise words on creating your minimum viable product by Matty Cohen. We often get wrapped up in the tools and techniques for the solution rather than focusing on the solution.
A great talk by Yuri Victor about how empathy can fix the modern newsroom. Hint: It looks a lot like agile development, and it can be applied anywhere.
If you’re like me, you have a bad habit. You get pumped about new projects only to see the excitement fade once you’re buried in the requirements. We’re creative storytellers. Sometimes the fuel just runs low… You see, I’m a journalist by trade, and having worked at a small, community newspaper, I thrive on more […]
After a first day of beneficial chaos, my classmates and I dominated the second day of content gathering in London on one of Elon iMedia’s project for public good. Our faculty adviser, Ray Johnson, called it “the most productive day by a group I’ve ever seen.” We’re back in the States now, and have an […]
Every project has its challenges. The winter term project I’m working on with my classmates at Elon University in London is no different. We knew that it would throw challenges our way, but the project hasn’t even begun and we’ve faced a major one. It snowed in London a few days before we arrived and […]
My classmates and I at Elon University have been huddled together planning some very exciting projects for public good. My group heads to London tomorrow. We’ve brainstormed and brainstormed and discovered that many of our decisions about our project will have to wait until we get on the ground. We will be creating a multimedia […]
Planning any large, group project can prove daunting. However, with some creative thinking and teamwork, group members can accomplish a lot of pre-planning before any boots hit the ground. That’s something I’m realizing with one big project I’m working on right now. The Adventure I’ll be creating a digital prospectus for an elementary school in […]