Hello there! Welcome to the Monday Mobile Mashup where we share tips, tricks, articles, Labs news, and things we are reading or watching about the industry. Enjoy!   A Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking “Through this experience, we hope you will take away some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines.”   Can't Unsee Debug designs and select which one is most correct!   UX Tools See how UX tools rank against each other in different scenarios (prototyping, handoff, etc.) based on a designer survey.   10 Year Challenge: How Popular Websites Have Changed “I thought I would look

While we made predictions about what we would find at CES this year, what we came to realize during the actual show is that our favorite products and reveals had little to do with the tech. It wasn’t the advanced technology that drew us in -- it was the design. More than that, it was incredible attention to solving a problem and building a product with the user in mind. Here is a recap of our personal favorites that we felt modeled excellent design thinking.   You have a vision for what you want your product to be. We can help you

With Katrina Ohlemacher   And you may find yourself in a beautiful house With a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself, well How did I get here? Sometimes I really do take a second during the day and wonder about the circumstances that brought me to the QA team at Detroit Labs. When I was a little kid, I was sure I was going to be a Broadway star, and when I was a little older, “Jurassic Park” had me convinced I’d make a great geneticist. Well, I can kind of sing, but I can’t dance. And there are a lot of required math courses that

Hello there! Welcome to the Monday Mobile Mashup where we share tips, tricks, articles, Labs news, and things we are reading or watching about the industry. Enjoy!   Java Apprenticeship Week 2 Confessionals   Dan Ward CES 2019 Recap   Why I've Stopped Exporting Defaults from My JavaScript Modules “After years of fighting with default exports, I've changed my ways.”   Breaking the Test Case Addiction Part 1 “The obsession with procedurally scripted test cases is painful to see, because a mandate to follow a script removes agency, turning the tester into a robot instead of an investigator. Overly formalized procedures run a serious risk of over-focusing testing and testers

Hello there and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Welcome to the Monday Mobile Mashup where we share tips, tricks, articles, Labs news, and things we are reading or watching about the industry. Enjoy! Java Apprenticeship Week 1 Confessionals Meet our newest class!   Lessons Learned in Software Development   An oldie but a goodie -- Henrik Warne's lessons learned over years of programming.   Apple - Upcoming Changes for Organization Teams “Starting February 12, 2019, managing your organization’s team in the Apple Developer Program will be simpler. Teams will be unified across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect, with one team and one set of

Well hello there, stranger. Welcome back to the Monday Mobile Mashup! As the first post of 2019, we’re pretty excited to see what this year brings. We just got back from CES, where we got to see a lot of really cool products that may or may not actually be sold, and a lot of companies focusing on how technology can make our lives and the world better. We have a few videos and some blog posts to kick us off. Keep an eye out for our recap in the next week or so.     CES 2019: 4 Things to Look For

  Well 2018, we met, we got to know each other, and it’s time that we part ways. But not before we look back on our favorite parts of you -- your kind eyes, your winning smile, and your sweet, sweet tech. We polled the entire Detroit Labs team to find out what our mates liked best this year in accessibility, UX, apps, games, wearables, and more. Red Dead Redemption 2 - Video Game

Hunting for a job in the software world can be a lot. It starts with the pressure of tailoring a resume that makes you look perfect for the position. Next, you need to craft a cover letter that makes you sound eager but not voracious, confident but not cocky, experienced but not overqualified. We take a nontraditional approach to hiring here at Detroit Labs. As one of our founders, Nathan Hughes, laid out in this 2015 piece for Corp! magazine, we don’t accept resumes from prospective team members. Instead, we ask applicants to fill out a series of essay questions (we

Our flights are booked and we will be heading out to CES in January! As we pack our bags (and extra battery packs), we’ve been researching trends and figuring out how these announcements will affect the market. There’s a lot to dig through, to be sure, so we’re going to drill down and talk about things we are passionate about: incredible product and user design, accessibility in technology, connected healthcare, even smarter smart homes, and enhanced auto tech. If you’re overwhelmed, we can help you make sense of the tech for your business. Here are four things you should look