Sluice Press – Valuation Review

InMotion Software, a specialized digital research, design, and development agency, officially launched Sluice, a workflow management platform that leverages Blockchain technology to bring greater transparency and security to the residential appraisal industry, InMotion announced in a press release.

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#35 On UX Research Participant Recruiting 

How do you actually get the people to talk to for your research studies? Ten years ago, the researchers I knew were recruiting on Craigslist for moderated sessions. Now there’s a proliferation of services, but as you’d expect from a relatively new and unconsolidated industry, there’s a confusing array of overlapping options. Here are the options we’ve gone through…

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#34 On the Kobayashi Maru

At the Design Leadership conference in Seattle last month, someone mentioned doing Kobayashi Maru thought exercises with their team.  In case that doesn’t ring a bell, allow me to explain. In the Star Trek universe, the Kobayashi Maru exercise is used to evaluate young officers. Its purpose is to put them in a no-win situation and observe how they react.

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#33 On CEOs Having Color Preferences

Almost every designer has a story about getting derailed by an executive doing a drive-by. More often than not, it’s about the CEO walking by their desk and saying something about a color. It’s so common it’s like a fairy tale archetype. The evil stepmother, the trusting fool, and the CEO with color preferences. Mine happened in maybe 2009 when the CEO walked by my desk and said: “I hate that shade of blue.” Changing that color had a ripple effect through the product.

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#32 On The Upside of Treating People Like Animals

Subreddits like r/BigCatGifs host a slow but steady drip of endearing GIFs of tigers and lions playing with watermelons and toys. They are often the result of zoo or rescue enrichment programs. As important as veterinary care and proper nutrition to the well-being of captive animals, enrichment programs typically focus on five types of enrichment: Habitat, Cognitive, Sensory, Food, and Toys. I’ve found that zoos are an orthogonally useful model for thinking about offices. In offices, we are animals stuck outside of our native habitat and this can make us listless and sad. We need enrichment programs too. Below I’ve organized my own thoughts about offices in relation to info from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on enrichment programs.

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#30 On Moderated UX Research as Linguistic Field Elicitation

First, some context. In linguistics, fieldwork is usually used by descriptive linguists to understand and document a language. One of the core techniques of linguistic fieldwork is elicitation. Elicitation is the process by which a researcher extracts knowledge (anything from concrete nouns to grammar to super abstract language) from an informant. There’s a lot of flavors of elicitation. The one most relevant to moderated UX Research is called “Stimulus-Driven Elicitation,” in which a researcher asks questions or assigns tasks in relation to an object or picture. In the case of UX, the stimulus might be an app on a phone, a website on a computer, a series of storyboards, sketches. 

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#29 On Designers Doing Their Own Research

When I first founded the UX practice where I currently work we were too small and new to support a dedicated researcher. So I stood in as the researcher and trained the designers in the basics of usability testing and RITE method. This is pretty common for small teams. As soon as the realities of the business allowed, I shifted this responsibility to a dedicated researcher. 

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The Human Solution

While looking around the floor at InMotion Software, I can see three co-workers that are published authors, several previous game developers, a few poets and a comic book artist. I know these things about my co-workers because conversations surrounding these topics come up during our daily interactions. This is not idle watercooler conversation either, it’s these elements of our personal lives that influence how we function.
To put it succinctly, InMotion Software is staffed by humans.

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Sluice Press – Mortgage Professional America

InMotion Software, a specialized digital research, design, and development agency, has officially launched Sluice, a workflow management platform that leverages blockchain technology to bring greater transparency and security to the residential appraisal industry.
Sluice’s distributed ledger database allows multiple users to work on the same valuation orders, while storing a comprehensive history of changes made during the appraisal timeline. The problem that InMotion was trying to solve was the difficulty in what Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder Brian Howard calls “the last mile of data collection”—the ability to send people out into the field with potentially unreliable internet connections, in order to collect the data and maintain a full custody of the changes that are occurring in that data. Blockchain seemed a natural solution to the problem.

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