Category Archives: Attenex Patterns

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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A Product has a North Star

Recently, I came across a blog post on “North Star Metric” (NSM).  I was delighted that somebody else had written about a topic that is critical to the product teams I’ve managed.  I shared my thoughts in the post “The … Continue reading

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Know Now

What if you could accurately predict, in fact even know, your quarterly results at the beginning of a quarter rather than at the end of a quarter? That is the question that Eric Robinson and I explored many times over … Continue reading

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Why are there so few visual analytics applications?

I wish I knew. Robert Crawford asked “Why are there so few interactive visualization software application products in the legal space?  Attenex Patterns showed us the power of visual analytics to dramatically improve productivity in the legal market.  Yet, outside … Continue reading

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Review of Empirical Research Through Design

Design Research is one of those quirky phrases that I have a difficult time parsing.  Does design research mean that I am doing research on design (itself a tricky word as demonstrated in an article I co-wrote on “Is designing … Continue reading

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A little eDiscovery Humor

As I step back into the world of legal eDiscovery, it is a delight to see that this market segment has finally achieved market notoriety – cartoons are showing up making fun of the work of our dedicated professionals.  CaseCentral … Continue reading

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Graduate Students – Best Knowledge Transfer System

Way too many sleeps ago, Russ Ackoff shared that the best information retrieval system and best knowledge transfer system was the collection of graduate students that worked with him at Penn’s Wharton School. “Every morning when I come into the … Continue reading

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Conveying Complex Thoughts

While preparing for my recent presentation for the Design Strategy Conference 2012, I went through a labor of love trying to make some complex ideas and experiences understandable. To help me with this process, I engaged my colleague, Christine Martell … Continue reading

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When Science and Art Dance – Business Results

Each year the Institute of Design in Chicago, IL, holds a Design Strategy Conference.  This year, Patrick Whitney, asked me if I would share how we used the human centered design process to develop Attenex Patterns. The video of the … Continue reading

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Visual Search – Please, I’m begging you!

At breakfast the other morning, my colleague Alan Wood was excited to try out a software tool, Devonthink, that he’d just read about in Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From:  “Private serendipity can be cultivated by technology as well. For … Continue reading

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