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Category Archives: Design

  1. Prototyping Solutions for the SF School District

    Throughout 2018, we have been working with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to provide parents, faculty, students and staff a cohesive digital experience, providing relevant and updated information in a seamless and timely manner. SFUSD is the seventh largest school district in California, educating over 57,000 students every year. While SFUSD aims to clearly…

  2. 3 ways to build Civic Tech solutions that succeed

    Civic technology — technology that improves the public good — is a growing space with plenty of room to learn. I was recently invited to speak at three conferences in Europe in the civic technology space, so while reflecting on my personal journey over the past five years in this space, I inferred some strategies for leveraging technology in…

  3. Here’s how to build empathy and test your product with users: Human-centered design with the White House’s Opportunity Project

    Earlier this week, Exygy took to the airwaves to broadcast a live intro to human-centered design training for the White House’s Opportunity Project. Here are some things we covered: How to build empathy for the user through needs finding approaches, particularly user interviews, empathy maps and journey maps. How to test your product with users. View…

  4. Announcement: Exygy is bringing Mister Machine onto our SF Team!

    Today I’m excited to announce a new milestone in growth for Exygy: bringing another Bay Area agency onto our full time staff. Mister Machine is coming under the Exygy umbrella. I’m tickled pink to have the whole Mister Machine team join us here at Exygy, starting full time today. Michael and Jesse, the principals of Mister Machine have been working with…

  5. Harnessing Agile and Lean Design for Impact: Introduction

    Note: This is the first post in a series covering how the principles of Agile and Lean can benefit mission-driven organizations, and how Exygy applies them in practice.   A Sad Story Here’s a story that’s all too familiar: a non-profit approaches a design agency with a concept for a web app that they hope…