Mood boards in a content-first design process

Thomas Byttebier, who has been taking a content first approach, wondered if he could design something visual to present to their clients alongside the content prototype:

Do we really need to finish all content before researching the project’s visual vocabulary? It’s a tricky question of course. At first I believed it to be impossible even. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. And yet there’s no doubt it would speed up the design process tremendously. So in our latest projects, while we were building the content prototype, we tried something new: we designed a mood board simultaneously. And we did it in such a way that it never conflicted with our holy content-first philosophy. It turned out to be quite successful.

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Mobile Continuous Delivery with a DevOps Mindset

Talk my colleague Patrick Debois gave at Velocityconf 2015. It touches a few of the same things I talked about in From Idea to App (or “How we roll at Small Town Heroes”) in a deeper way, along with a truckload of more information on how we do things at Small Town Heroes.

This presentation guides you through the toolspace and allows you to think similar for both mobile development and operations with a devops mindset.

The slides are also available on SlideShare.

From Idea to App (or “How we roll at Small Town Heroes”)

Earlier this week I was invited to give a guestlecture to the students ICT at Odisee (my former employer, that’s correct), explaining the app development process, how we do certain things at Small Town Heroes, and how we implement QA throughout our process. You can check out the slides embedded below.

You might recognize a few slides from my previous talk “Hybrid Apps with Ionic Framework”