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December 2018 All-School Game Jam
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Students at EDAC regularly participate in silo-busting cross-program projects to help them to not only refine their technical skills, but also develop the soft skills crucial for working on multi-disciplinary teams in industry. The greatest of these cross-program projects is our one-week-long All...
Published at Edmonton Digital Arts College
Salem 1692 – Board Game Play Session
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In the town of Salem in the year 1692, people may or may not have been witches. It’s is our job through keen tactics and cunning to sort them out…. We do a pretty okay...
Published at Tech Geek Gamers
Discovery Audits: Why They Matter & How to Do ‘Em
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Discovery Audits: Why They Matter & How to Do ‘Em
When we’re staring down the barrel of a redesign project for a website, web app, or mobile application, too often we forget that we have a huge pool of data and insight to draw from already – the existing site or app. We’re talking about an audit: the evaluation of a product to determine its [...
Published at Paper Leaf
Edmonton Notes for December 9, 2018
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Edmonton Notes for December 9, 2018
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to the City’s chief economist John Rose, Edmonton’s GDP per capita peaked in 2014 and won’t reach similar levels again until the 2030s. “It’s going to be a long hard grind, and for a lot of people it’s going to be a real adj...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
Two Hours and Forty Five Minutes
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… The post Two Hours and Forty Five Minutes appeared first on Jody Bailey.
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3 Ways to Improve Customer Experience for E-commerce Success During the Holiday Season
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3 Ways to Improve Customer Experience for E-commerce Success During the Holiday Season
E-commerce sales are projected to climb to 10% of all retail revenue for the first time by the end of 2018, with consumers expected to spend a staggering $124.1 billion over the internet during the holiday season. With so much at stake, businesses need to offer superior online experiences to grow...
Published at LoginRadius
Completing User Stories with Acceptance Criteria
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Completing User Stories with Acceptance Criteria
We’ve already established the importance of user stories when it comes to the discovery phase of a digital project. However, user stories in a vacuum are not enough – left alone, they leave way too much room for assumption and error.  And we all know that Assumptionville is where projects go to d...
Published at Paper Leaf
Put Customer Data Security FIRST to Avoid Breaches Like Marriott’s
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Put Customer Data Security FIRST to Avoid Breaches Like Marriott’s
Whatever the cause of the breach, the fact that it flew under the radar for so long tells me that securing customer accounts was not the number one priority for Marriott’s board and CEO. Now they’re also facing down a security mess caused by their own negligence. So what must companies do to avoi...
Published at LoginRadius
We Won’t Forget: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
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On December 6, 1989 14 women in Montreal were murdered by a man with a gun at the École Polytechnique de Montreal. These murders occured based solely on gender and the fact that these women were students and staff at a technology school is significant for us at the Edmonton Digital Arts College. ...
Published at Edmonton Digital Arts College
How to Prioritize User Stories (and Build the Right Features)
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How to Prioritize User Stories (and Build the Right Features)
So you’ve worked with your stakeholders and users to capture a big pile of user stories for your new website or app –  but we can’t, and shouldn’t, build everything people ask for. Money doesn’t grow on trees, and certainly some items are higher value than others. We need to prioritize. We need t...
Published at Paper Leaf
Media Monday Edmonton: Update #325
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #325
Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup: The political ads that have taken over radio and newspapers ...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
Fireball Island Curse of Vul Kar – Full Board Game Session
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Our childhood retrurns… well Cory’s does in the remake of Fireball Island Curse of Vul Kar. We back this on kickstarter and got all the expansions so if this video does well we will play...
Published at Tech Geek Gamers
Understanding and Creating User Stories
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Understanding and Creating User Stories
When we’re getting started building a digital product, we need to understand why we’re building it (in the form of a digital project brief) and who we’re building it for (which can be captured in user personas). But then we get to the question: what exactly needs to be built? That’s where user st...
Published at Paper Leaf
Edmonton Notes for December 2, 2018
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Edmonton Notes for December 2, 2018
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines On Thursday, the Government of Alberta introduced the City Charters Fiscal Framework Act which if passed would “provide Edmonton and Calgary with infrastructure funding tied to provincial revenues, meaning they would share in Alberta’s future rev...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
The Ultimate Guide to Writing User Personas
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing User Personas
Imagine you’re designing a vehicle. There are countless decisions to make when starting that process. How many doors should it have? Should it be manual or automatic? Should it have a backup camera? Does highway mileage matter? What colours should it be available in? Even basic stuff: is it a tru...
Published at Paper Leaf
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