When we’re neck-deep in the weeds getting our clients’ work done, it’s often helpful to take a step back to see what we’ve been doing and how we’ve done it.
No magical solution works for every project, but if we can celebrate our successes and reflect on the challenges, we can learn how to improve on what comes next.
Many teachers used to working in the classroom have never had the opportunity to teach remotely. The Refined Story’s founder, Joel Magalnick, is an instructor for online courses at the college level. In this short video series, Joel shares his experience with how to adapt your curriculum for video, how to create and edit video […]
Case study: Elevate Your Pitch Did you know that Microsoft—one of the world’s richest companies—gets the majority of its revenue from its network of partner companies? As in 95% of its commercial income? When we’re talking in the tens of billions, that’s a lot of opportunity for small and medium-sized companies to gain a foothold. […]
Gov Pod: A Microsoft podcast on AI and digital transformations Goals A Microsoft group that works with governments to help their digital transformations to cloud-based services needed additional materials for their clients and potential clients to understand how moving beyond legacy systems can help them in the next two to three years all the way […]
It happens to everyone at some point in their life. You lay in bed at night, knowing in your gut that you’re in the wrong place. Maybe it’s the wrong career, the wrong relationship, the wrong city. Maybe it’s the noise of politics, social media, or the never-ending news cycle that doesn’t feel right. Whatever […]
We know that kids in middle school and high school have a great time going through our story-game making workshops. But we didn’t know how the methodology would transfer to people in different age groups and demographics. So on March 3, we tried something new: we got together with the Virtual Reality Association at the […]
When 13 teens showed up at Fluke Hall on the University of Washington campus one wet November day, they had no idea what they were in for. When they emerged from Portal VR in Ballard on Jan. 28, they had just played a virtual reality game they had made through learning, narrative-building, performance and collaboration. […]
One of the more interesting aspects of this new store concept the company is opening next month, where shoppers can check in by scanning an app, pick up their items, and walk out—no checkout lines, no fumbling with debit cards. (Back in my day, we called it shoplifting.) In essence, Amazon’s answer to solving issues […]
I had the opportunity this week to participate in a Design Swarm as a part of the Seattle Interactive Conference. A design swarm consists of multiple groups of people, many of whom previously didn’t know each other, come together, in an environment of controlled chaos, to solve a problem. Hopefully, as was the case here, […]