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  • Introducing The AIGWT: A poorly named, but very useful, framework for writing

    The AIGWT: A Poorly Named But Very Useful Framework for Writing

    As the Content Manager for Myplanet I'm responsible for getting our weekly written content out the door. It's not my only task, but it's a pretty big one because articles on tech, design, product strategy, company culture, and more help us connect with our community and share ideas.

  • The Intersection of Technology and Art: Lessons From the 1500s (or, Why We Should Look to the Past When Building the Future)

    The Intersection of Technology and Art: Lessons From the 1500s

    Written by: Michael Younder I just finished reading an excellent biography on Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (aptly titled Leonardo da Vinci). Issacson, who has also penned books about Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs, writes about inspiring thinkers?-?a topic many of us working in the tech and design industry are drawn to like moths to a flame.

  • Early-career growth can feel like it's on a confusing, hard to find path. We talked to some of our seasoned vets to get their advice for how to find your way forward:

    The Murky Path to Growth- And How to Make it Clearer

    Are you overwhelmed? Feeling lost? Are you uncertain about the future and the path you're on, wondering if this is even the path you should be on? Don't worry, you're not alone. But there's a better than average chance you're in the early stages of your career as a designer, developer, or strategist.

  • Building the business case for personalization:

    The Business Case for Personalization - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    In a report last year, Gartner stated that "by 2018 organizations that have fully invested in all types of personalization will outsell companies that have not by 20%", and research by Forrester demonstrated that personalization is "critical for marketers seeking to enhance customer centricity and engagement".

  • We're an Acquia Preferred Partner and one of Clutch's Top Drupal Development firms in Canada. Read why we believe so strongly in Drupal here:

    Let's Talk About Drupal - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Written by: Leigh Bryant We were recently named one of Clutch's Top Drupal Development leaders in Canada. We're always proud to be included in this list of leaders, since it's based largely on feedback collected from our clients and customers. For us, it's a mark of the high-quality work we're doing and the lasting satisfaction they get from it.

  • Make a Big Impact with Little Things

    Make a Big Impact with Little Things - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    When you work in the tech space, you hear a lot about work perks. This company offers unlimited vacation, that company provides lunch every day, this company has a masseuse on retainer... There are countless (and ever more enticing) perks outside of traditional "health & dental" that get trotted out to attract the top talent.

  • Worried about security issues and working with Drupal 8? Our own Geoff Appleby has a great solution that doesn't restrict everything— just prevents the Cross Site Scripting you don't. Check it out here: #Drupal #Drupal8 #security #XSS

    Automatic Content-Security-Policy Headers in Drupal 8

    One of the most common types of vulnerability reported in Drupal Security Advisories is Cross Site Scripting (XSS), where unsafe JavaScript is input to a site by a user and not properly filtered...

  • AR & VR are moving from game-play novelty to workplace reality. What does that mean for the way we do work? Read our latest piece here:

    AR & VR IRL: Augmented Reality Goes to Work - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Think back to July 2016. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and a little yellow anime was popping up everywhere. Yes, that summer marked the arrival of Pokemon GO. And unbeknownst to us at the time, that little yellow anime was ushering in a new technological era.

  • Wondering about a "content first" design strategy and how to implement it? Here are three ways to make your design process more content forward:

    Three Ways to Make Content Part of Your Design Strategy

    You know what they say: It's a content-driven world, and we're all living in it. (Okay, maybe they don't say that. But they should, because it's true.) Content is the topic on everyone's lips: What is "good" content? How do we produce good content? How can we get more eyeballs on the good content we produce?

  • We built an employee tool in 1 week— here's how:

    How We Built an Employee Tool in 1 Week - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Monday started with coffee, breakfast and greetings. Our team of five included: our client as the domain expert and decider; our Chief Design Officer Erik von Stackelberg as the Facilitator; our Chief Technology Officer Yashar Rassoulli as the Technology Lead; myself as the Interaction Designer; and Andrew Semuschak, our Associate Director of Visual Design as the Visual Interface Designer.

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