Smudge is a design, software and business consultancy based in Christchurch, New Zealand. In this audio series, Smudge co-founders Reuben Bijl and Toby Vincent share some of the knowledge and philosophy they’ve built since starting Smudge in 2008.
Chapters 1 to 4 are focused on the philosophical and cultural aspects of solving problems with technology; while chapters 5, 6 and 7 unpack some more practical tips and tricks.
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Smudge co-founder Reuben Bijl introduces this audio series on solving problems with technology.
In this chapter we discuss the importance of anchoring your technology projects in a set of overarching intentions, and how shared intentions can encourage creativity and autonomy in a team setting.
Smudge co-founder Reuben Bijl discusses the need to balance human, business and technical considerations when solving problems with technology.
Culture of Learning
In this chapter we discuss the importance of creating a culture of learning, and how to encourage your team to confidently express themselves when they’re solving problems with technology.
Generalists and Specialists
Smudge co-founder Reuben Bijl discusses the importance of getting the right blend of generalists and specialists when tackling a technology project.
Smudge co-founder Toby Vincent explains why developing a deep level of care and understanding for users is an important step towards getting great outcomes with technology.