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Facilitating Remote Workshops - Part 2


Second in a two-part series: Exploring the challenges more experienced facilitators are facing.

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Facilitating Remote Workshops - Part 1


First in a two-part series: Best practices in planning and facilitating remote workshops.

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Beta versus MVP


This is a story about product development, what we name things, and how it shapes what we are doing.

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Measuring Up: A Framework for Creating UX Metrics


Measuring UX performance is easier than you think. Learn more about tying UX projects to business objectives with our latest eBook.

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Article Round-up: Cantina Working Groups


Cantina Working Groups stay on top of emerging trends and function as an R&D engine to explore and capture skills and abilities. Here's what they've written for our blog recently.

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Prototyping at Scale: Visualizing an Innovation Center


How we used strategic prototyping with a client to design the visitor experience in a new innovation center.

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How to Be Effective When Working Remotely


COVID-19 requires companies to rethink working remotely. At Cantina, we commonly use offsite work for delivering quality services to our clients and we have insights to share.

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Ed Tech Roundup: LearnLaunch 2020


A roundup of hot topics in education technology: mobile, AI, data and mixed reality.

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Considerations for Prototyping and Scaling IoT Solutions


Designing IoT solutions to deliver valuable customer experiences.

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An Approach to Artificial Intelligence in 2020


A survey of the artificial intelligence landscape and how to safely navigate the path to innovation.

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The 10 Blog Posts That Mattered in 2019


A list of articles that proved most popular with our readers in 2019.

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Education Technology and California’s New Privacy Law: What You Need to Know


This post describes the requirements of the California Privacy Protection Act (CCPA) and what education technology companies need to do to comply.

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Service Design and Student Centricity in Higher Education


Higher education is under increasing social and economic pressure to enact transformational changes. Service Design should be at the center of a clear, unified institutional strategy.

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Making Accessible Digital Products


Learn how to incorporate accessibility best practices for the good of your customers, product, and team.

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Expert Generalists, and the Case for Outsourcing Product Management


Exceptional product managers have mastered the PM skillset and have deep domain knowledge. What should you do if you can’t hire one person who has both domain and PM expertise?

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Use Your Project Manager Superpowers to Deliver Successful IoT Projects


Successful IoT projects don’t just happen, they are carefully orchestrated. They not only require supreme diligence and an unrelenting attention to detail but also the use of all of a project manager’s superpowers to navigate and lead your team.

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Choosing the Right Design Tool to Build your Journey Map


How to choose the right digital tools to bring your customer journey maps to life.

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Inclusivity and Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Part 2 - The Role of Service Design in Healthcare


Part two of a two-part series discussing the challenges of digital transformation and innovation in healthcare, and the design process needed to realize them.

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From Retail Tomorrow to eTail East: A Crystal Ball for Retailers


Cantina covers trends discussed at this summer’s Retail Tomorrow and eTail East shows, highlighting key takeaways to help brands navigate digital transformation.

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Inclusivity and Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Part 1 - Designing a Healthier Tomorrow, for Everyone


Part one of a two-part series discussing the challenges of digital transformation and innovation in healthcare, and the design process needed to realize them.

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New and Improved Interactive Method Cards


Announcing an interactive way to engage with our Experience Strategy Method Cards with recipes to achieve a specific outcome.

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Product Strategy: How to Give Your Customers What They Really Want


All the tools you need to launch a new product with your customers top of mind.

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Reimagining Innovation


Interviews with people at SXSW uncovers new perspectives and definitions of the word.

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Bookmarked! Project Management Resources, Tools, and Methods


Cantina’s project managers reveal their top unconventional reference materials going into 2018.

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Navigating Disruption in a Rapidly Changing Financial Services Landscape


The financial services sector is at an inflection point. Is your organization prepared to succeed in this new era of rapid change?

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Five Simple Tips for Planning a Successful Workshop


A well-planned workshop will build energy around a new idea and provide a common starting point from which to build for the future.

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A Personal Touch in a Digital World


Tips for managing teams distributed across multiple locations.

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Five Key Ingredients in Successful Mobile Projects


It’s not enough to simply exist in the mobile space. You must create mobile products that captivate your customers and keep them coming back.

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Creating Effective Mobile Experiences


Writing mobile apps is easier than ever, but enterprises need to prioritize design and UX if they want to impress their audience.

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Fore! Golf & Project Management


Taking up a new hobby sheds unexpected light and wisdom on a PM’s practices.

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Strategy! Voting Ideas Off the Island


You’re on an island and surrounded by ideas proposed by smart people. How do you survive?

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Six Ways To Up Your Engineering Management Game


Managers are struggling to adapt to rapidly changing technology; here are 6 things I’ve learned about how to manage tech teams.

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