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Data Architecture and Design Thinking

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Simplicity is a very important strategy as people are thinking of designing their modern data platforms. Design is often a complex task, so I recommend applying strong design thinking to simple goals as you lead your data architecture teams. I have stood before many architecture review […]

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The Secret to Functional, Collaborative Salesforce Communities

Vlocity is a San Francisco-based company that delivers industry-specific cloud and mobile software that embed digital, omnichannel processes for customer-centric industries. They are also a Strategic Partner to Salesforce and have many tools developed to help their customers and partners drive results and ensure success. However, Vlocity’s VisualForce community lacked engagement and was difficult to […]

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Our Proven Recipe for Customer Community Success

The Best Communities Focus on Content and Design Content plays a foundational role in a community’s success. However, having helpful, easy-to-follow content available for your customer community means nothing unless users are able to find it, consume it, and understand it. That’s where the UI/UX design comes into play; when, where, and how they access […]

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Speak with the UX/UI Designer of OpenTable’s Community at #CNX18

Join Perficient and other Trailblazers for three days of learning from those who are driving innovation in digital marketing, commerce, and service across all industries. Make sure to check out the session highlighting the Perficient-built customer community and speak to the designer who built it (and completed it in record time). You’ve heard how popular […]

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Perficient Lands On Forrester’s Go-to List Of Digital Experience Service Providers

Mastering the digital customer experience remains top-of-mind for companies across all industries. According to Forrester, nine of 10 organizations work with outside vendors to implement (i.e., strategy, design, technology) their digital experience programs. Fortunately for you, and us, Forrester recently released its list of “the biggest and most important digital experience service providers.” Perficient, along […]

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8 Benefits of Microservices

Microservices are small, independent services that work together. In other words, these services are small, highly decoupled and focus on doing a small task at a time. Follow the Single Responsibility Principle Resilient/Flexible – failure in one service does not impact other services. If you have monolithic or bulky service errors in one service/module it […]

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The Delay And Play Approach To System Implementations

  I recently stumbled upon the picture on the right on LinkedIn and it reminded me of a conversation that I had with my mother, who is an architect by trade. She told me that many roads came to be what they are today, not by well-thought-out plans, but rather by people and animals getting […]

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Genuine influence is everything

Guy Kawasaki, author of several books, and chief evangelist at Canva, gave an engaging talk on influence, or it could be called, presentation skills for today’s world. He referenced the works of several authors including: Influence, by Robert Cialdini Drive, by – Daniel Pink Guy began by describing the difference between the “Pan Am” smile and the […]

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SPC 2014: SharePoint for Any Screen Size, a Responsive Approach

Eric Overfield (@ericoverfield) and Rita Zhang gave an informative session. It was chock full of examples and example code.  I couldn’t grab the code examples but a lot of the best practices and screenshots from live sites I was able to grab.  They started with the three pillars of Responsive Design: Fluid Grid Must use a […]

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Healthcare.gov | Good, Fast or Cheap: Pick Two

Kevin Orbaker, Director at Perficient, recently wrote a blog post about the challenges that Healthcare.gov has been facing and provides three take-a-ways that are important for every software deployment. I have been following the rollout of the federal governments HealthCare.gov website and the subsequent healthcare exchanges. I have been reading many articles outlining the challenges […]

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Congrats to Disney Consumer Products on Best Intranet WebAward!

Huge congrats to Perficient client Disney Consumer Products on their 2013 Web Award for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for Best Intranet Website.  The Web Marketing Association‘s annual WebAward competition has been setting the standard of excellence for website development since 1997. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The […]

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SXSW Panel Picker:Vote for Choice…The Gateway to Engagement

My colleague Brad Nunnally from our XD practice has an interesting talk submitted for SXSW focused on the complexity of making choices and how it can drive customer engagement. Brad speaks extensively at conferences and events on UX related topics and is one of the authors of ‘Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation (Voices […]

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There are more SharePoint designs on the Internet, Horatio….

A comment was recently posted to one of my older blogs looking for more than text.  “Words, words, words,” the commentor said, quoting Shakespeare’s Hamlet– “Are there visual examples of SharePoint Designer done right?” As it happens, there are.  Of course, we need to be clear that not all SharePoint visuals are conceived through SharePoint Designer.  And […]

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6 Ways to Leverage User Experience to Improve Common SharePoint Obstacles

No organization builds a SharePoint environment with the goal of creating a poor user experience. Yet, many organizations do not plan for, adopt and design for an intuitive, user-friendly SharePoint environment. So, why does this happen? It often stems from not understanding the business case behind user experience design and the value it will bring […]

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Designing With the User: Agile SharePoint Development

Many times when we begin a project we start by sitting down with the user and drafting a requirements document. After a few days of organization we come up with wireframes and a general idea of what we understand, and then we wait for user feedback. This is the way things are done, but is […]

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