I don't really know the world of daily fantasy sports (DFS), but I love my friendly fantasy hockey league and regularly follow the NHL. I was especially pleased to hear from two of my professors this week who've found a way to use integer optimization to consistently win dozens of top lineups on Draft Kings NHL. They've generously shared their code via GitHub and published their research results at the following LINK.
I went with four classmates to the Rotman Design Challenge this month at the University of Toronto. It's one of the few design-focused case competitions out there that emphasizes hybrid (design + business) thinking. This year's challenge was sponsored by Fidelity Labs: We generated a bunch of new ideas to help Fidelity build financial literacy across generations.
Adobe recently released a light preview of Experience Design (XD) CC, a product within Creative Cloud that helps users quickly create and share interactive prototypes for apps and websites. It's a timely response to other UI/Wireframing products like Sketch. I am excited to see Adobe develop XD further.
This is Drew Houston's early Y Combinator application for Dropbox. It was submitted in the summer of 2007. It's amazing how clearly he was able to articulate his vision, and how so much of it ultimately came true. Inspiring stuff.
Martin: “Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point.
Design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.”
Robinson: "Creativity is the process of generating original ideas that have value."
Las Vegas was totally surreal.
I had a very engaging and enjoyable panel discussion at CES on Wednesday with Jamie Gutfreund and Lance Shields about Generation Z: There's obviously a huge appetite for more research on this complicated and influential demographic. We saw a ton of new products related to VR, 360 videography, drones, smart home and wearables.
I also got to watch an impressive 8K TV (!) and indulge my Matrix fantasies... All in all, a good trip!
CES 2016 runs January 6-9 in Las Vegas.
I'm really excited to be a part of it!
On Wednesday @ CES, I'll be moderating an hour-long panel discussion between three super-smart people about marketing to Generation Z: Tim Greenhalgh (Fitch), Jamie Gutfreund (Wunderman) and Lance Shields (iiD).
The event will be happening 9-10am on Wednesday, January 6th: North Hall Rm N261.