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Can buying software development services really ever be a win/win value proposition?

Can buying software development services really ever be a win/win value proposition?

Most people embrace the concept of “win/win”, but what does this mean in the context of commissioning a team from outside your organization to develop software? Based on more than a decade of experience developing software for our clients, we would like to share our perspective on this question and lay out the principles for an engagement model that we have been refining over the years.

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Teaching our Clients the Power of Human-Centered Design

Teaching our Clients the Power of Human-Centered Design

In addition to serving our clients with great design, technology and strategy, Twisthink also teaches a new approach and mindset to problem solving; known as human-centered design (HCD). Our clients learn how to frame up a problem and gain new insights by having empathy for their stakeholders. Over the course of the project we show them how to better collaborate, visualize and share ideas.

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As the industrial revolution merges with the digital world, data is the new dollar

As the industrial revolution merges with the digital world, data is the new dollar

According to Gartner, we’ll be using 8.4 billion connected things worldwide in 2017. That’s 31 percent more connected things than in 2016. To get ahead of the trend, many industry leaders are putting their brains together to figure out how to turn the Internet of Things (IoT) into a valuable, revenue-generating commodity for their organizations. PTC’s IoT event LiveWorx ‘17 provided an avenue to discuss just that. After a to discussions from industry leaders, getting my hands on groundbreaking technology, and discovering real-world use cases, I came away from the conference with this thought: In the digital revolution age, data is the new dollar.

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We are not out of big ideas: Strategic Innovation at Dent 2017

We are not out of big ideas: Strategic Innovation at Dent 2017

Gordon and I had the incredible opportunity at Dent 2017 to share our perspective on the current state of innovation, creativity and imagination in our world today. Inspired by an article in The Wall Street Journal that recently claimed that Americans are in an “innovation slump,” and that incremental changes have replaced meaningful advances, we sought to debunk the author’s theory that we are truly out of big ideas. Contrary to the WSJ article, we believe that there is plenty of room for big ideas… Perhaps we are just running low on imagination.

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Twisthink works with Aircuity to Build User Interface Design with Powerful Airside Efficiency Software, Creating Aircuity 2.0 Tool Suite

Twisthink works with Aircuity to Build User Interface Design with Powerful Airside Efficiency Software, Creating Aircuity 2.0 Tool Suite

Twisthink announces the release of its latest project for Aircuity, creator of measurably better environments. The project, Aircuity 2.0, combines a new, intuitive user interface design with powerful airside efficiency software to provide actionable insights, transparency and accountability to building owners and facility managers.  The new platform will significantly reduce energy costs and improve safety and productivity, while achieving quantifiable results for smart buildings with Aircuity.

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A Powerful Way to Close the Talent Resource Gap

A Powerful Way to Close the Talent Resource Gap

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling over the past six weeks, meeting with clients, prospects, partners and industry leaders. Through my conversations, I’m hearing a common challenge weighing heavy on the minds of many business leaders: Talent. Or perhaps more accurately, the lack thereof. One leader I spoke to has an approved budget to hire the expertise needed, but can’t seem to find the right mix of engineering expertise and creative-thinking.

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Innovating for employee wellbeing: one connected chair and desk at a time

Your office just a got a lot smarter. Global design manufacturer and Twisthink client, Herman Miller, today announced Live OS, the first human-centered, enterprise-ready system of connected furnishings to enable the workplace to more deeply engage with people. Three-years in the making, Herman Miller began the process of creating Live OS by engaging Twisthink to help explore the possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) could offer employees and workplace strategy.

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Use a Camera Model to Accelerate Camera System Design

The exciting world of embedded cameras is experiencing rapid growth. Digital-imaging technology is being integrated into a wide range of new products and systems. In particular, embedded cameras are becoming widely adopted in the automotive market, security and surveillance markets, medical market, and industrial systems market. In fact, image sensor sales growth in these markets is predicted to out pace the smartphone and digital camera markets.

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Can buying software development services really ever be a win/win value proposition?

Most people embrace the concept of “win/win”, but what does this mean in the context of commissioning a team from outside your organization to develop software? Based on more than a decade of experience developing software for our clients, we would like to share our perspective on this question and lay out the principles for an engagement model that we have been refining over the years.

read more

Teaching our Clients the Power of Human-Centered Design

In addition to serving our clients with great design, technology and strategy, Twisthink also teaches a new approach and mindset to problem solving; known as human-centered design (HCD). Our clients learn how to frame up a problem and gain new insights by having empathy for their stakeholders. Over the course of the project we show them how to better collaborate, visualize and share ideas.

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PERSPECTIVES

 

There are a variety of emerging technologies poised to disrupt the status quo – artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, virtual reality, and robotics to name a few. But none have been more widely pursued, adopted and rushed to market as the Internet of Things (IoT).   

Most people embrace the concept of “win/win”, but what does this mean in the context of commissioning a team from outside your organization to develop software? To learn how you and your extended software team can work together to create new business value through creative designs and technical innovation, download the whitepaper now.

 

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