Author Archives: Skip Walter

Observe, Don’t Ask. Show, Don’t Tell.

Day 190 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  200,000 Rest in Peace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg                                   VOTE!! … Continue reading

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Wait what? A labyrinth? Near my trail?

Day 180 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  190,000 The habits of each day being another Ground Hog day make me wonder if I am sleep walking through life.  “Wake Up!” was my … Continue reading

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WUKID Extended

Day 177 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  188,000 Since I met Russ Ackoff thirty years ago and learned about WUKID, I strive to advance from data to wisdom in my learning journeys.  … Continue reading

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The Map is Not the Territory. Or is it?

Day 165 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  177,000 One of the profound early influences on my thinking was the statement in Alfred Korzybski‘s Science and Sanity “The Map is not the territory.” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on User Research through observation

Day 164 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  177,000 User research with an emphasis on observing users in their natural living and working environments is a key foundation for software product development.  In … Continue reading

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He saw me

Day 162 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  175,000 In the fall of 2014 I attended my first TEDxRainier Seattle in the Opera Hall at the Seattle Center.  Each of the speakers had … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Surprised by Joy!

Day 157 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  170,000 One of my favorite book titles is from C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy.  The book was a joy as well. Yesterday, I was “surprised … Continue reading

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How do you create a product vision? Part 5

Day 151 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  163,000 Communicating the product vision – to employees, to customers, to investors This post is the fifth part of describing how to create a product … Continue reading

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How do you create a product vision? Part 4

Day 150 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  162,000 Creating the product vision using service dominant logic and an outcomes orientation This post is the fourth part of describing how to create a … Continue reading

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How do you create a product vision? Part 3

Day 149 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  162,000 Using an Influencer Centered Design Process to Collaborate with Customers and Domain Experts on your Product Vision This post is the third part of … Continue reading

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