Ten design practices to deliver business value

McKinsey design thinking at 50 Hub Consulting For those companies that get design right, the prizes are rich. The S&P 500 companies that invested most into design processes, capabilities, and leadership over the past decade, including design stalwarts such as Disney, Nike, and P&G, outperformed the rest of the index by 211 percent.

Design Thinking Approaches 50. Yet it is still Misunderstood.

McKinsey published a recent brief on design thinking as it nears its...

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Portrait by AI Program Sells for $432,000 at Auction

AI Artwork Sells Christies New York HUB Consulting post An artwork created by an artificially intelligent (AI) program has been sold at auction through Christie's in New York for $432,000, about 43 times the initial estimate of up to $10,000 by the auction house. The portrait is the first piece of AI art to go under the hammer at a major auction house. The sale attracted a significant amount of media attention, according...

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The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

HUB Consulting, microchip hack, china supermicro, technology theft, IP china hack An attack that used a tiny microchip installed onto Super Micro servers during the manufacturing process by sub-contractors in China reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.
Nested on the servers’ motherboards, testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than...

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Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring

Artificial Intelligence Hiring Tools HUB Consulting Nearly all Fortune 500 companies now use some form of automation in their hiring process, as noted in this Wall Street Journal article. From robot avatars interviewing job candidates to computers weeding out potential employees by scanning keywords in resumes, these companies are looking at AI tools to help. And more and more companies are using artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to assess possible employees. This...

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Discord Startup May Connect 2.6 Billion Online Gamers

Vishnevskiy Discord Startup Gamers HUB Consulting Discord is a voice, video, and text chat platform that connects individuals with a shared passion for video and computer games. More than 90 million people worldwide use it to communicate with friends or strangers, be it while playing an online game like Fortnite or simply to discuss the latest trend in cryptocurrency. "My whole life I've always tried to make websites or apps that connect people together," Read More...

How UX Is Being Changed by New Technology

Fortune Brainstorm Design Singapore HUB User experience (UX) has already been established as a battleground for companies to distinguish themselves in the world of digital design. But panelists at the the first day of the Fortune, Time, and Wallpaper* Brainstorm Design conference in Singapore cited new technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and “Internet of Things” devices as trends presenting new opportunities for companies to meet ever-rising customer expectations and adjust...

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React Native at Airbnb: The Technology

Airbnb technology React Native HUB consulting blog

React Native is a relatively new and fast-moving platform in the cross-section of Android, iOS, web, and cross-platform frameworks. After two years, Airbnb can safely say that React Native is revolutionary in many ways. It is a paradigm shift for mobile and Airbnb was able to reap the benefits of many of its goals. However, its benefits didn’t come without...

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Mary Meeker 2018 Internet Trends Report

Mary Meeker Report Hub Consulting Update It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the Code Conference crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner released 294 slides in rapid succession, covering everything from smartphone behavior in the U.S. to tech company competition in China. Find more information in the linked article.

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