Author Archives: Chad McAllister

Building a Global Innovation Capability at a Large Company

An interesting thing happens in successful companies. They tend to focus on what made them successful and over time actually drive out innovation and instead develop a resistance to risk-taking. Known as the “incumbent’s curse,” examples are easily found, such as Kodak, Research in Motion, Sony, and Hewlett Packard. Find a large company and chances are high that...

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Want to Create Products Customers Love? Integrate User Experience

Chad McAllister interviews Larry Marine about about the critical steps for applying UX to product development. Larry is a User Experience expert that has helped many companies improve their products as well as design new products. He came to the field of UX through Don Norman’s Cognitive Science program at UC San Diego. Norman is frequently referred to as the father of UX and Larry learned directly from him.

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How Design Thinking Uses Story and Prototyping

An early ah-ha moment that sparked my interest in user-centered design was watching an ABC NightLine episode. They showed how IDEO re-designed a shopping cart in one week. The video from the 90’s is still valuable and easily found on YouTube (search for IDEO Shopping Cart). IDEO’s process was depicted as using an eclectic team of...

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