Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Motivation Video: Don't Give Up if They Let You Down

Thursday, October 1st, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Great motivational video. If you are turned down like the Beatles by the Decca record company, never give up! Video title: “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived” The Beatles story (from wikipedia): In 1962, British Decca executive Dick Rowe turned down a chance to record The Beatles in favour of local beat combo Brian […]

Webdesign Tutorial by Rap Video

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Learning web design by a hiphop video is really neat. Four years ago we had the usability rap (along with the excellent gangsta-style cartoons from the OK/Cancel guys): (the mp3 file with the actual rap seems to have disappeared… could anybody point me to a working link?) Now there is this even cooler rap. Web […]

Scrum Presentation Edit

Thursday, March 27th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Jakob Scmidt Sørensen made an edited boiled down of his Internal Capgemini Scrum Presentation. Thanks Jakob! The entire 38 minutes presentation is in Danish As a side note, we had quite some traffic from the Danish blog “Version 2” where Rasmus Knippel (an ex capgemini colleague) wrote about the video. Rasmus found it quite unique […]

Scrum vs Outsourcing

Friday, March 7th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

More from Jeff Sutherland (the video presentation i posted about yesterday). This time on outsourcing (sending to India) vs implementing Scrum locally. Scrum Tuning: Lessons learned from Scrum implementation at Google (example starts around 42 minutes into the presentation) Outsource $2million development Outsourcing costs $1.6M (industry data show 20% cost savings on average) Alternative: Introduce […]

Lean Software Development Video Mary Poppendieck

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Here are some great examples i jotted down when watching Mary Poppendieck’s presentation at Google: “Competing on the basis of speed“. See my notes below. Complexity kills speed: Windows 95 took 350 developers, Vista took 3500 developers Make sure your project anticipates change: 60-80% of all software is developed after first release to production Defer […]

Speed House Building Video, Teamwork and Collaboration

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

You may know this video, where American construction workers compete to build a house as fast as possible. Colleagues of mine showed this video at a 50-60 people workshop for inspiration to teamwork and collaboration. I was really amazed when I first saw this video. It seems chaotic but is of course well prepared down […]

Crop or Resize Alternative: Stretch Your Images

Monday, August 27th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

This video by Dr. Ariel Shamir from Siggraph 2007 demonstates an alternative to traditional cropping vs. resizing of images. As images on web pages target many different screen sizes, this alternative describes a way to measure the least significan lines in a photo and “stretch” images along these lines. What an interesting video. It will […]

Does Sony think their customers are morons?

Monday, April 16th, 2007 by Thomas Watson Steen

I’m not pirating music or films, and I will gladly pay huge sums of money to huge world-wide record companies and film studios. But if they insist on protecting their publications with DRM, I will in turn insist only to pay half the price at the shop counter in return for less accessible content. It […]

User Generated Comments in Videos

Thursday, February 8th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

User involvement is king. The web is built on participation. Mojiti’s ability to add comments to video content has impressed me. I must say that got completely carried away and wanted to know more about one of the articles used in Mike Wesch’s video “The Machine is us/using us” that I noted yesterday. Luckily somebody […]

Web 2.0 Video: Just Text or Rethink Our Future?

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Must see Michael Wesch of Kansas University released a brilliant video on the possibilities of the web. It’s a fantastic intro and eyeopener, and it makes me wonder, if it would be relevant to use at work with clients to give a short intro (because it contains a lot of things I may take for […]