A design methodology that helps narrow down requirements and ensure the right problems are solved before getting to the design phase of a project.
Mission Data has a DC office in addition to our Louisville headquarters, and it turns out we’re in good company as a tech firm in the DMV. Boosted by the news that tech giant Amazon is moving its HQ2 to Northern Virginia, the Greater DC region is an exciting place to be for tech professionals.
Members of the Mission Data team have attended the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference for over a decade now. Each spring, we head to Austin to see which industry trends have gone mainstream, and learn where emerging tech might be heading.
Most people that get into the field of design don’t expect to live a static existence. Our jobs change as often as the technology that we design for; which is to say it changes frequently.
So what does the future of user experience design look like? In this year alone, expect to see new careers and changes in desired skills, the tools we use, and the way we work with others.
As another SXSW Interactive quickly approaches, Mission Data’s team has curated a collection of the panels, talks, and experiences that are piquing our interest this year. With themes focused on artificial intelligence, mixed reality, Internet of Things, blockchain, food, cannabis, and workforce—just to name a few—this year’s tech mecca looks to be another educational and invigorating conference.
While it’s hard to believe it’s already February, there’s still time to note this year’s highly anticipated design trends. Our smartphones, wearables, and computers have greater processing power than ever before, and 2019 is the year we’ll see designers leverage that power in some really interesting ways.
Members of Mission Data’s team recently attended the NRF Big Show 2019 in New York City to scout the newest tech in retail. While we caught up with clients and partners such as Kroger, we were also curious to see which trends brick-and-mortar leaders are gravitating toward given retail’s bumpy-but-encouraging 2018. We found that this year’s retail trade show revolved around the customer experience, and the key to making that experience as frictionless as possible: data.
We’ve all heard the phrase “data is the new oil” to describe the exponential growth of big data platforms and analytics as key mechanisms of digital transformation. For many organizations, the importance of becoming data-literate — capable of communicating data and analytics in ways that spur innovation, enhance customer experience, increase revenue, and fulfill the more traditional role of risk mitigation — has become a fundamental business asset.
Last month, the grocery and CPG industries came together in Las Vegas for Groceryshop, a spinoff of the Shoptalk retail conference. Content focused on the intersection of food retail and tech, with buzzworthy sessions diving into robotics, personalization, and in-store experience. One clear takeaway from the event was that when it comes to adopting new technologies, the $650 billion grocery industry is rapidly playing catch-up.