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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.

Solving Problems with Technology Smudge

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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.

    Introduction

    Introduction

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

    • 2 min
    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
    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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