We pride ourselves on our dedication to innovation and being on top of the latest technology trends. We've rounded up some of the spots where you can find industry news, thoughts, and research studies.
-The Next Web
-McKinsey & Company
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DevDigital has recently worked with one of the most accessible skin care practices in Middle Tennessee. Skin Solutions Dermatology aims to provide an open door with accessible service to anyone with skin or cosmetic issues in Middle Tennessee. To further enhance their accessibility and ease of access, Skin Solutions partnered with DevDigital to create a new and sleek website.
To celebrate the launch of the new site and its success, we recently chatted with Ben Jelsma of Skin Solutions about the company and its digital presence.
When talking with Jelsma, he highlighted the importance of Skin Solutions and what it means to him. When asked about his favorite part of the business, he responded by saying, “My favorite part of Skin Solutions is our patients. Due to the nature of Dermatology, many of our patients come back for yearly or monthly check-ups, meaning we get to see their progress...
In the past couple of years, internet traffic has begun to shift towards mobile applications, which are more commonly known as “apps.” Apps are quickly becoming the most popular medium for online content and are helping to establish a new normal for user engagement. Although websites are still an essential part to a successful online presence, apps are proving to be excellent investments for businesses that want to stay ahead of technological trends.
There are many benefits for companies that choose to develop apps for their brands—such as increased visibility, opportunities to develop and maintain deepened relationships with a target audience, and creating seamless integration between the app and its related eCommerce and social media platforms.
A good app blends everything a company has to offer—all in one place. The following trends are predicted for apps this year:
Apps will become...
Social media has skyrocketed to become one of the most popular mechanisms of human interaction. Communicating through social media has become a commonplace way for people to connect with one another—personally and professionally. What is it exactly that draws people into social networking, though? Social media attracts engagement because it:
Encourages users to exercise creativity
Provides the autonomy to choose who and what to interact with
Evokes emotional responses to content
Creates visually stimulating images
Perhaps one of the most striking observations is that social media allows its users to exercise two of the top 10 skills of the 21st century —creativity and emotional intelligence simultaneously.
Each time a post is made, it requires creativity to develop the words and content that is going to be posted. As soon as the content is posted,...
According to psychologist Dr. Travis Bradberry, Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.
Developing your EQ has an impact on the way your brain functions—which influences both your personal and professional life. Companies that retain emotionally intelligent employees are likely to reap the benefits of their high EQ. Communication, teambuilding, and time management are directly influenced by EQ and are also correlated to an individual’s ability to work well—even under immense external pressures.
As skills such as emotional intelligence and...
According to the World Economic Forum, there will be a shift in the top job skills through the year 2020. This shift is brought about by technological influences and the increased demand for innovation across industries. As the tech industry rapidly grows and technological advancements abound, skill sets including creativity will become more valuable and desired. While creativity is already proven to be a desired skill set, it is projected to jump in rank from 10th to 3rd on the World Economic Forum’s list. Emotional intelligence will also join the list and become a top skill ranked at number six. By the year 2020, creativity and emotional intelligence are both projected to be included on the list of the top 10 skills—proving a shift in professional priorities and processes.
Creativity and emotional intelligence both indicate an emergent approach to creative leadership. This emergent...