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When we think of ‘context’, we usually think of location, as in where someone is when they are doing something. Are they at their desk or walking to an appointment? While location matters, it’s not the only facet of context that informs pragmatic design. A holistic contextual picture can answer why the product we are […]

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Data is information, information is knowledge, and knowledge is wisdom. Right? Well, not exactly. As Miles Kington once said, “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” In the same way, knowledge is using the information from your users; wisdom is not defining them by it. […]

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Alexa and HIPAA Considerations A mix of HIPAA compliant and non-compliant services may be used and still maintain compliance. Below is Amazon’s position on this as well as a list of their HIPAA compliant services. “Can my organization use non-eligible services in an account marked as “HIPAA”? Under the AWS BAA, you must identify each […]

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Need a quick break from tackling the worlds problems? Enable our Alexa skill Guess the Number. The premise is simple: Battle Rick the Robot in a numerical guessing game! Rick the Robot will pick a number from 1-317, and you guess it in as few tries as possible. Guess the number quickly, and Rick the […]

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Level Up Development is committed to creating every new application at the lowest total cost of ownership possible. Why? Not only is it a good business practice, but it is also absolutely necessary to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of change in the tech world. New innovations appear every day, and every organization must […]

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The other day I asked my best friend and fellow designer to sit down so I could eagerly show him a v0.001 of a product we had just launched. The exciting thing for me while explaining everything was describing what the product was for, who it was intended for and how we solved for the […]

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A.I. - Dancing Robot

BREAKING! Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo beats Ke Jie again by resignation, officially winning all three games in the latest series of matches putting human against machine. For cultural sensitivity reasons, due to Go’s 2000+ year history in the region, China decided to censor the livestream. At time of resignation, Ke Jie had roughly 32 minutes of […]

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Holistic Agile Development

“First seek to understand, then to be understood.” You might remember that this was coined by Stephen Covey in the now famous book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It is a good idea to keep in mind about the importance of listening. However, I’d like to re-purpose this phrase to really make it about […]

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Jackie Halpern - Experience Director

Tell us a little about yourself – where were you before this? What’s your life history? I grew up in Indianapolis and attended the Herron School of Art & Design. I have brought creative direction to a number of agencies, along with designing for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What is your idea of happiness at work? […]

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