9 episodes

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.

Visit www.smudge.com for more information, or follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates.

Artwork by Make Collective.

Solving Problems with Technology Smudge

    • Technology
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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.

Visit www.smudge.com for more information, or follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates.

Artwork by Make Collective.

    Intent

    Intent

    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.

    • 7 min
    Introduction

    Introduction

    Smudge co-founder Reuben Bijl introduces this audio series on solving problems with technology.

    • 2 min
    Balance

    Balance

    Smudge co-founder Reuben Bijl discusses the need to balance human, business and technical considerations when solving problems with technology.

    • 6 min
    Culture of Learning

    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.

    • 5 min
    Generalists and Specialists

    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.

    • 7 min
    Building Empathy

    Building Empathy

    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.

    • 11 min

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