Successful software starts with a Design Assessment

Lack of a cohesive product design is the quickest killer of a software project. If you have an idea, you need a design assessment before you ever write your first line of code. And here’s why. 0) What is a design assessment? A design assessment is a 3-4 week pre-development process that gives perspective to an entrepreneur’s idea […]

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Basecamp archeology

So we use basecamp A LOT or internal design communication, and cataloguing the random ideas that make life amazing. We use basecamp so much we’ve created around 212 projects in a little over 24 months. A few of the better basecamp projects include titles such as: Brad’s really bad Venture ideas Captains log DayCareForSmartPeople.com Sparc […]

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Follow up on the “Agile Design” post

We re-posted a few thoughts I had on the Agile Design to our mothership blog on sparcedge.com and it attracted some interesting comments on reddit. Got me thinking a little more about the intent of what I was writing and any confusion it may have caused. Probably would have been a better idea to approach the subject in […]

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Digging out of my own artistic mess!

There are few breaks in life as a parent, but i’m currently enjoying a short one as Heidi & Naish are up North in the wilds of Minnesota. Since’s Naish birth, my home office (studio?) has become a dumping ground of bills, broken electronics, unread magazines, and anything else that comes along. While it’s gathered […]

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