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SEA Summit 14: The Thing No One Is Talking About

There have been countless keynote sessions and workshops that have piqued my interest at the Annual SEA Summit but one in particular that I would like to share is from a personal interview I had with Eric Weinheimer after the “State Of The Art on Employment Social Enterprises” session. During the session Eric had mentioned,…

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SEA Summit 14: The Solution Revolution

With 405 registered attendees and 37 represented social enterprises, the Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 14 is off to a tremendous start. This year’s theme, “Connecting For Purpose,” aims to create person-to-person engagement and interaction at every step. With tools like Pathable, attendees can stay up to date on the speaker directory, event schedule, and…

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Playbook: Improving Our UX Design Efficiency

Recently Centresource published our first open source tool to the world. Please welcome Playbook. Playbook is a Yeoman generator to get you building interfaces faster. Jekyll is included for static site generation. Bourbon, Neat & Bitters are included to help you write CSS faster. The goal for Playbook was to help the Centresource UX team be…

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What You Need To Know About Heartbleed

Heartbleed: What is it? The internet world was rocked this week by news of a dramatic security vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) affecting websites across the internet. Specifically, it involves the encryption that webservers (and others) use to serve content in a secure way so that people in between cannot intercept it. More technical details can be found here, and…

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Spring Mixer Highlights

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Centresource Spring Mixer on March 27. A good time was had by all! We welcomed over 200 people to the house to join us to celebrate all the good things going on in Germantown. We were thrilled to see old friends and make so many new ones….

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Testing Your Way To a Better Idea (Part Three)

So if you’re still with me, we’ve talked about: Product Ideation User identification User acquisition User verification Conversion testing Surveying …whew! Now, we’ll go into actual prototyping. You finally get to think about your product again! Usability The best kind of study is face-to-face. Asking open ended interview questions allows the user to guide you…

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Testing Your Way To a Better Idea (Part Two)

Last time we talked about the importance of a verified, evolving idea. We talked about how telling a story about your idea would engage users. Then, we talked about how to brainstorm our target users. Now, we need to take those ideas and thoughts and start applying actual data to them. Research Through Ads The…

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Testing Your Way To a Better Idea (Part One)

At the core of Centresource, we care about ideas. Ideas create products and services. They connect us to other people. They lead to changing things. When we talk about products, services, people, change, and ideas… we sometimes think about Steve Jobs. He had an uncanny knack for understanding what people would like (and thus what they’d…

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Centresource Spring Mixer is March 27th!

Over the last six years, we have opened our doors to the finest in Nashville’s technology, marketing, entrepreneurial and business communities via the Centresource Mixer. We are excited to invite you to our Spring mixer on Thursday March 27th at 5pm. We hope you can join us to celebrate the amazing work and people in our…