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At AgilityFeat we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at numerous conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We are leading the way when it comes to applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. Our blog is where we share those lessons with you, as well as news about what our team is up to.

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beIn The Beat

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We’re passionate about building beautiful, valuable products at AgilityFeat. We’re also passionate about Futbol and Music so when we were approached working on a project that combines all three passions, we jumped at the opportunity. T...

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beIn The Beat

We’re passionate about building beautiful, valuable products at AgilityFeat. We’re also passionate about Futbol and Music so when we were approached working on a project that combines all three passions, we jumped at the opportunity. The project beIN the Beat, is a collaboration between beIN Sports and Berklee College of Music ICE. Born from a hackathon in […]

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Internet of Things Design doesn’t have to be ov...

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The Internet of Things, Big Data, real time communications and messaging. It conjures up images of complicated data dashboards with lots of running charts, streaming data, blinking lights, machines that go “ping”, and just for fun maybe a live str...

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Internet of Things Design doesn’t have to be overwhelming

The Internet of Things, Big Data, real time communications and messaging. It conjures up images of complicated data dashboards with lots of running charts, streaming data, blinking lights, machines that go “ping”, and just for fun maybe a live stream of trending Twitter topics. These words conjure up information overload and visually complex applications. But […]

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7 Keys to ensure harmony between UX and Develop...

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Software development is by its nature a very creative process. Obviously graphic design is an art form, but there is also an art to the technical architecture of a project, the coding style, the way you test, and the interaction design. Those role...

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7 Keys to ensure harmony between UX and Development

Software development is by its nature a very creative process. Obviously graphic design is an art form, but there is also an art to the technical architecture of a project, the coding style, the way you test, and the interaction design. Those roles are filled by multiple people on a single project, each one bringing […]

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Web RTC and Designing Realtime Experiences

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We are excited to announce that three members of the AgilityFeat Team were recently guests on The Web Platform Podcast. Mariana Lopez, Allan Naranjo and Arin Sime spent some time with the Web Platform Podcast crew discussing a broad range of topic...

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Web RTC and Designing Realtime Experiences

We are excited to announce that three members of the AgilityFeat Team were recently guests on The Web Platform Podcast. Mariana Lopez, Allan Naranjo and Arin Sime spent some time with the Web Platform Podcast crew discussing a broad range of topics related to Real Time Communications and Web RTC. The discussion begins with an […]

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Design for your customers first so you don’t pe...

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This week I read a good TechCrunch article about the importance of putting your customers first. While this sounds obvious, author Ron Miller is making a crucial point when he says to put your customer “at the center of everything you do, or you c...

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Design for your customers first so you don’t perish

This week I read a good TechCrunch article about the importance of putting your customers first. While this sounds obvious, author Ron Miller is making a crucial point when he says to put your customer “at the center of everything you do, or you could be risking the very survival of your business.” He continues […]

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UX lessons learned from a real-time 2nd screen ...

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The dust has settled from the World Cup, and I have slowly weaned myself off the TV and back into family and work life. It was a very exciting World Cup to watch this year, and as a fan of underdog teams like the USA and Costa Rica, it was particu...

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UX lessons learned from a real-time 2nd screen experience

The dust has settled from the World Cup, and I have slowly weaned myself off the TV and back into family and work life. It was a very exciting World Cup to watch this year, and as a fan of underdog teams like the USA and Costa Rica, it was particularly emotional for me. Building […]

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Video: Mariana Lopez on Real-Time Interaction D...

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Last week our UX lead Mariana Lopez presented at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC on how to do interaction design for Real-Time applications. Below is the video from her talk – check it out to learn some best practices for your next r...

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Video: Mariana Lopez on Real-Time Interaction Design

Last week our UX lead Mariana Lopez presented at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC on how to do interaction design for Real-Time applications. Below is the video from her talk – check it out to learn some best practices for your next real-time or WebRTC application. Interaction Design for Real Time Applications – Mariana […]

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Real-Time Apps: Designing for the 4th Dimension

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Today Mariana Lopez gave a talk at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC to a packed room on UX and design considerations when building real-time web applications. The slides are available below, and we have also posted the key takeaways below. ...

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Real-Time Apps: Designing for the 4th Dimension

Today Mariana Lopez gave a talk at the ModevUX conference in Washington DC to a packed room on UX and design considerations when building real-time web applications. The slides are available below, and we have also posted the key takeaways below. Design for the 4th dimension: Real-time apps from Arin Sime Here are Mariana’s key […]

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Changing the Interaction Design Scene in Costa ...

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Interaction Design, User Experience, Usability … these terms are increasingly trendy and important in software development. They are my favorite part of software development and my favorite part of what we do at AgilityFeat. I started my career as...

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Changing the Interaction Design Scene in Costa Rica

Interaction Design, User Experience, Usability … these terms are increasingly trendy and important in software development. They are my favorite part of software development and my favorite part of what we do at AgilityFeat. I started my career as a software developer, but quickly realized that what I really love is understanding the client and […]

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Real Time and WebRTC demo at MoDevEast

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Real Time messaging is an increasingly important part of web and mobile applications, and David Alfaro and I witnessed the growing interest in this topic during our talk at MoDevEast recently. We have a very engaged group at our presentation where...

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Real Time and WebRTC demo at MoDevEast

Real Time messaging is an increasingly important part of web and mobile applications, and David Alfaro and I witnessed the growing interest in this topic during our talk at MoDevEast recently. We have a very engaged group at our presentation where we covered our experiences with real time messaging frameworks like PubNub, and then our […]

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Real time app preview at MoDevEast

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The future of web and mobile development is happening in real time. As real time data and communications become easier to integrate into applications, you will need to change the architecture and even business models of your applications to suppor...

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Real time app preview at MoDevEast

The future of web and mobile development is happening in real time. As real time data and communications become easier to integrate into applications, you will need to change the architecture and even business models of your applications to support it. Our team has built a variety of enterprise applications using real time messaging frameworks […]

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5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile development

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If agile development were easy, everyone would be doing it. Or at least doing it better. On October 18th AgilityFeat CEO/Founder Arin Sime (that’s me) is presenting at InnovateVirginia on “5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile deve...

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5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile development

If agile development were easy, everyone would be doing it. Or at least doing it better. On October 18th AgilityFeat CEO/Founder Arin Sime (that’s me) is presenting at InnovateVirginia on “5 reasons you’ll love to hate agile development.” In this talk I go beyond the hype about faster and more efficient software development teams and […]

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7 Things about #UX I learned from @DanRubin

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Yesterday I was in Freiburg Germany for the Smashing Magazine conference, where I attended Dan Rubin’s excellent workshop on User Experience design. Dan is a very noted UX designer, author, and a great photographer too. The workshop was really gre...

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7 Things about #UX I learned from @DanRubin

Yesterday I was in Freiburg Germany for the Smashing Magazine conference, where I attended Dan Rubin’s excellent workshop on User Experience design. Dan is a very noted UX designer, author, and a great photographer too. The workshop was really great, and he gave me a lot of ideas. Here is a quick summary of seven […]

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Get inside your users’ head with UX “Think Alou...

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For all the analytics that exist now to measure how users are using your web application, there’s still one gray area that is hard to measure. What exactly is your user thinking? Why did they find that interface you designed so hard to use? ...

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Get inside your users’ head with UX “Think Alouds” (Video)

For all the analytics that exist now to measure how users are using your web application, there’s still one gray area that is hard to measure. What exactly is your user thinking? Why did they find that interface you designed so hard to use? How do you know what your users are thinking? The best […]

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3 UX Red Flags (Video Interview)

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How do you know when you have a User Experience problem with your web application? I sat down with our UX lead Mariana Lopez and asked her to talk about some common Red Flags to watch out for. You can see the video of our skype chat or read the tr...

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3 UX Red Flags (Video Interview)

How do you know when you have a User Experience problem with your web application? I sat down with our UX lead Mariana Lopez and asked her to talk about some common Red Flags to watch out for. You can see the video of our skype chat or read the transcript below. What sort of […]

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4 ways to keep your design skills fresh

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Web design is a rapidly changing field, and it’s not easy to keep up with all the changes. It’s critical that you not only keep up to date on the latest technology changes and trends, but you also have to keep your designs fresh and inspired. How ...

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4 ways to keep your design skills fresh

Web design is a rapidly changing field, and it’s not easy to keep up with all the changes. It’s critical that you not only keep up to date on the latest technology changes and trends, but you also have to keep your designs fresh and inspired. How can you keep up with all that? I [...]

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3 sources of UX inspiration

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Mariana Lopez is our UX lead and a key part of our most successful projects. Her ability to get inside the customers’ head and quickly understand their processes and challenges is an important part of the UX and design assessment work that we have...

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3 sources of UX inspiration

Mariana Lopez is our UX lead and a key part of our most successful projects. Her ability to get inside the customers’ head and quickly understand their processes and challenges is an important part of the UX and design assessment work that we have done. I can’t quite give you Mariana’s brain in a bottle, [...]

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UX and Agile: How we do it

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UX Magazine had an article last month by Michael Lai entitled “UX and Agile: Tying the knot”, which used a great marriage analogy to discuss how UX and agile are and must be intertwined. At AgilityFeat we are very passionate about both UX and agil...

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UX and Agile: How we do it

UX Magazine had an article last month by Michael Lai entitled “UX and Agile: Tying the knot”, which used a great marriage analogy to discuss how UX and agile are and must be intertwined. At AgilityFeat we are very passionate about both UX and agile methods, so this article certainly spoke to me. Michael emphasizes [...]

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