work | 29. 06. 2020

How the Thermomix® made us cook…

...while we have created the optimal user flow of the companion app
Remote workshops & focusing digitalization: The D-LABS team reports on the challenges it is facing and what new ideas evolved through the corona situation.

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How D-LABS is experiencing the Corona crisis

Remote workshops & focusing digitalization: The D-LABS team reports on the challenges it is facing and what new ideas evolved through the corona situation.

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Communicate purposefully with visualizations

How we can systematically improve our communication in agile projects and in the company with the simplest means - with easy-to-learn visualization techniques!

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LeanUX – a possibility to better unite human-centred design and agile project management

Software development often follows agile approaches and simultaneously wants to work in a human-centred way. But this is not always easy to accomplish. In this post, the potential for conflict between agile project management and human-centred design (HCD) is described. In addition, another approach is presented which can solve this conflict – LeanUX.

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Microcopy – Small texts with big impact

For a long time they had the sovereignty of communication, but now, especially in the digital world, they are giving way to large-scale image content and UI elements: texts.

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How can service processes become more digital and transparent?

Westnetz, the largest German distribution system operator for electricity and gas, was supported by us in optimizing its customer interface and making it more coherent. As a result, service portals for the customer groups of feeders and installers have been created.

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World Usability Day

As every year, our colleagues visited the World Usability Day in 2019. This time we went to the beautiful city of Leipzig.

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UX Design in Agile Product Development – Bringing Together what Belongs Together

As part of our project work, we are repeatedly confronted by D-LABS with the question of how we see the part of UX design optimally integrated in agile product or service development. In response, we developed a model in the design team for an ideal-typical process and the integration of UX Design and Development in Scrum.

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Wants, Needs, Requirements: Asking the Right Questions in User Research

If a new product needs to be useful, if your customers may use it with joy or even get inspired by your product, you have to know your users’ needs and address them by your product.

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It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work

A few weeks ago the new book “It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work” from the founders of 37 Signals (which is now Basecamp) Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson got published. It is the fourth book, after their latest releases: Rework, Remote and Getting Real. Since the community has anticipated it for quite a while now the expectations were high. Quick recap: it’s great!

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“Student Company goes App” – and D-LABS keeps up

Following the last successful active participation in the Social Hack Day, we once again enthusiastically joined the “Student Company goes App” project to support the development of Germany’s first app dedicated to the work done in student companies.

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Personas, Jobs-to-be-Done, Customer Journey Maps - how do I get this together?

By now, Design Thinking incorporates a wealth of possible methods and artifacts that can be applied in different process phases. This diversity can lead to increasing flexibility and even better insights; however, at the same time, especially inexperienced design thinkers are becoming increasingly insecure.

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Strong team spirit despite rainy weather

At this year’s DAK Firmenlauf in Potsdam our employees gladly faced a new challenge. Even the pouring rain could not diminish the fun we had as participants or cheering fans, so we successfully reached the finish line.

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On the lookout for latest trends and developments

This year, the Awwwards Conference took place from February 8–9 2018 in Berlin in the impressive Langenbeck Virchow House at the Charité premises. Our designers had the opportunity to locally participate in the colorful program comprising award ceremony, lectures, workshops, and a party.

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Coaching Innovation Teams in the Chemical Industry

Flexibility and good user research can turn a problem into sustainable innovation. Innovation means using existing tools and methods and recombining them, because we do not have to reinvent everything to produce added value. Years of experience in dealing with innovation teams, tools, and methods makes D-LABS the perfect partner for the task.

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An Incomparable Exhibition at the Bode Museum

The Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) are exhibiting a very exciting exhibition of European and African sculptures at the Bode Museum. D-LABS has especially developed a museum app for this purpose that reveals the differences and similarities between the cultures of both continents – quietly captured with a new type of technology.

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Visitor flow – UX meets art

At D-LABS we specialize on supporting our customers in the user-centered conception, implementation and validation of digital products and services in the spirit of Design Thinking. However, consumer needs do not only play an essential role in the development of apps and websites, but in almost all areas of human experience. Thus, we work holistically and examine also the environment of the users very closely.

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Complexity as a challenge in Service Blueprinting

With the project task of harmonizing the customer interface – in particular, to increase customer friendliness – we supported one of the largest German network operators. To illustrate the Service Design concept, we applied Service Blueprinting and provided insights into the application of this method for depicting complex service processes in a corporate environment.

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Media Panel at the Museum Barberini – Technology meets Art

End of January 2017 the new museum Barberini opens its doors for the first time. Visitors can expect an up-to-date combination of new technology and outstanding art. A unique, high-resolution media panel presents an exhibition’s art and background in a new way. We at D-LABS are proud to have been part of its development.

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Prototypes as a means for communication

This blog article is about an aspect of prototypes which at the same time is the most important one – communication.

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Neglected Aspects of the Agile Transformation

Speech held by Jörn Hartwig at the event “Human Resource and Management in the agile environment – experiences and tensions” hosted by the SIBB Forum Digital Business and the Forum Human Resources.

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Customer Journey Map as an access to true user orientation

The first step for every company to provide user driven products and services is the understanding of user needs. A powerful tool to capture them is the customer journey map which is presented in the following.

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Sticky UX vs. Slippy UX

Sticky UX describe a user experience that remarkably remains in the user’s memory. However, Slippy UX tries to achieve a minimalistic UX that attracts little attention. It should find its application within the context of the Internet of Things. Read on to learn more on the two different approaches of slippy UX und sticky UX, their fields of application as well as their connection to IoT.

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What are LEAD USERS?

Who are Lead Users? And what is the lead user method? This blog post is intended to provide a brief introduction to this topic.

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Focusing on Methods: CO-CREATION

In the article “Interviews, focus groups and co-creation – which method is the right one?” the concept of “co-creation” was distinguished from the methods “qualitative interviews” and “focus group discussion”. In today’s article, the focus lies on “co-creation” as a method.

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Focusing on Methods: SHADOWING

Shadowing is a qualitative method which is not very widespread up to today, where a person is accompanied by an observer like a “shadow”. Todays article concentrates on how to apply this method practically, what learnings we had using shadowing during our projects, and how we would assess it in conclusion.