“Where do I start?” With board games, the answer to that question is a little more obvious. Get your green gingerbread man and begin on the bold word START. Then, you draw a card and hope that you don’t get stuck in the Licorice Lagoon. (Candy Land, anyone?). Sometimes knowing where to start can be the hardest part of a new venture especially when that venture is starting a business. The stakes are a little higher than being ousted from the castle and sent back to START. The truth is, that those board games may have just given you the best bit of business advice yet. Begin at the beginning.
What comes to mind when you think of stellar online customer service? Does attentiveness come to mind? Do you think of consistency? Is quick shipping important to you? Maybe you think of websites that are easy to navigate...The point is, everyone wants an experience that is seamless and instantaneous. Companies invest in rolling out the red carpet for customers by creating omnichannel experiences, and for good reason.
Designs aren’t just designs anymore now that it’s 2020. With the New Year, come fresh opportunities to implement new strategies, and animation should be one of the first tools that you add to your design toolbox. Because let’s face it, brands are always looking to take things to the next level with AR, 3-D, and animation.It’s a rat race to not only meet the trend but to implement the next best things, which means if you’re not doing animation, it could mean your designs are a little lifeless (tough to hear, we know.)
Inspiration is definitely a very loaded word. What’s interesting about it is that while it has a technical definition, inspiration means something different to everyone. Inspiration is defined “as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. ”Why is inspiration important? Because it’s a catalyst for creating our best work. In fact, experts believe that the things that inspire us trigger emotions that release oxytocin in the brain.