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Employee Driven Company Culture #producttank

November 1st, 2012 by Richard Stowey

producttankoctober

ProductTank generally delivers top quality meetups about Product Management. The October meetup didn’t fail to deliver on it’s history with three speakers on company culture, behavior and team work.

The three speakers included Barry O’Reilly, Dharmesh Raithatha and Will McInnes. Each had their own view on company culture and motivation within and their own personal take on it.

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Categories: Product Management

Effective Web Content Management

December 8th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Tate Modern Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds Unilever Series

During my web experience I have worked with content in a number of different ways. Agency to client, client to client or simply creating content for and by myself (both the best and worst idea!!). There are so many different approaches to content management in it’s simplest form, that I wanted to document some of my thoughts on how to make content management run smoothly.

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Categories: Content Management

Online Project and Web Tools for Efficient Work

November 28th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Computer toolkit

Daily working life is far more complicated than ever before with many simultaneous projects and work going on all at the same time. Thankfully there are a couple of online project and work web tools which can be used to enhance your productiveness, increase efficiency and help tackle daily workload.

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Agile Product Management Meetup at ProductTank

November 13th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

ProductTank - Agile Product Management

Agile Product Management was the subject for October’s ProductTank, with talks from Roman Pichler, Harvey Wheaton and Tom Loosemore. Agile management is an iterative method of determining requirements for projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner, and on client side projects working to budgetary requirements, rather than fixed scopes and specifications, it is being adopted by many organisations.

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You are Your Brand

October 4th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Unevolved Brand #93

It’s beginning to make perfect sense.

The power of the individual, the importance of personal brand and the ability for an individual to control what they do and how they do it has never been clearer and easier. All this, even though thanks to the internet, the personal brand has more facets to control, manipulate and keep track of.

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Categories: Branding, Culture

North Kingdom Digital Monarchy – D&AD President’s Lecture at Institute of Education, London

May 25th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

North Kingdom FUCK rule

I recently had the chance to see North Kingdom as part of a D&AD Presidents Lecture in London. Hosted by Sanky from AllofUs, the event allowed two of North Kingdom to spread the word about their creative practice.

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John Pawson Plain Space Architecture Exhibition @ The Design Museum

March 26th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

John Pawson Plain Space Exhibition at the Design Museum

Donald Judd describes John Pawson’s work as ‘The simple expression of complex thought’. The exhibition on Pawson’s work at the Design Museum, which ended recently, shows a great overview of his design approach and methodology to architectural practice.

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Information Architecture Starts at Home

March 7th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Android Travel Screen

At it’s highest level, Information Architecture is described by Wikipedia as the art of expressing a model or concept of information. In laymans terms, and within my day-to-day work as a Digital Project Manager, it is methods of organising and labelling websites and applications.

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To The Cloud – Is Microsoft Helping or Hindering Mainstream Understanding of Cloud Computing?

February 28th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Cloud computing has been around for a while now. With Microsoft’s “to the Cloud” advertising campaigns, its started a journey into the mainstream. I’m not sure people are getting the full understanding of what Cloud is though.

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Defining the Difference Between Links and Actions – The Land of the Informed

January 27th, 2011 by Richard Stowey

Confusion

With a whole host of different actions available to the average web user, do we need to differentiate between these actions in order to allow a more educated result from web interaction? And, in turn, would this encourage further interactions if a user knew what led behind each of those interactions.

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