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How husks ( the dry outer covering of some fruits or seeds) of rice and grains led to a discovery of essential nutrients called vitamins

Did it ever occur to you where the name vitamin came? And why we need vitamins. The increasing number of variety of supplements I see in stores and the ongoing research and development right now have sparked my interest to know the history of vitamins. What is a vitamin? …


It clusters and groups us in isolated bubbles. Prevent us from gaining and discovering new knowledge

What are the recommended algorithms or recommendation systems? It’s a tool that predicts a user’s preferences of what may like or may not like any given topic. It filters and recommends content based on a personality-based approach to help you find content (video, music, movie, show, product) of interest to…


In a few months, winter will come, and it will be cold to stand in a line up when the temperature is below zero to enter big stores. Now we can wait in a long queue under the sun to get our vitamin D. It’s summer its doable.

Big #retailers…


I have been asking myself, why does money lose its value? Why today’s dollar can not buy tomorrow’s cup coffee? Why do product prices go up? Such as real estate, food, grocery, cars, tourism, education, etc. These essential products and services are not rare products to tell me about supply…


Retail businesses go online. Yes, sure, but what about the traffic and discoverability? Physical stores have a better chance to get attention in high foot traffic with their unique interior design display and storefront. They may spend less on online marketing.

How am I going to retain millions of small/medium…


Technologists out there, what protocol we can use to prevent such incidents?

There is a segment of people who like in-store #grocery #shopping. But facing some problems like the lineup and long wait take the time of their weekend.

What is the solution?
Poye is a scan and pay app…


Some say the design-thinking and design sprints are over.

In the last years, they have been the rise that helps founders, entrepreneurs, and managers to create user-centric products and services.

They are great tools/methodologies to generate desirability in customers. But they often fail to reach a sustainable business model. A new tool as solutions to this problem called business design.

What is a business design?

It is a way of operating that combines the tools of business thinkers, analysts, and strategists with the methods and mindsets of design.

Business designers think about how every element of the business model affects the consumer and client experience.

A business design method/discipline adopted by IDEO and a few others. It hasn’t reached a lot of companies and designers yet, but we will notice a demand for it soon.

#design #designsprints #businessdesign #productdesign #userexperience#designthinking


The time has never been better to experiment. Considering changes in business, operating model, and pivoting. This is how some organizations and companies responding to the pandemic #COVID19

Airbnb has launched an online experience. This is a new experiment. Automakers shifting to produce ventilators. Distillers using their alcohol to produce sanitizers. This is an unexpected partnership to pivot.

Restaurants offer large family meals, CSA boxes, and to-go cocktails and wine. Lead with people and business will follow.

OpenTable’s main service is no longer relevant but they shifted their platform by partnering with grocery stores, allowing customers to select shopping times at supermarkets and avoid crowding. The use of the constrain to make a quick shift.

Scarcity is the mother of invention. I would love to experiment with those who are looking for ways to respond to the pandemic.

#operatingmodel #pivoting #business #businessmodel#businessmodelinnovation #covidresponse


#Design with reason is a new approach I propose. Use #reason when designing, you only can make up your reason when you have #facts, events, and a sense of judgment.

What is the reason?
The power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic…


From Foot Traffic To Online Traffic

Creating an online store now made easy. There are multiple sites, can help you build your online store, but what products and services to sell if you are new to the game? That is another topic.

More importantly, is how people can find out about your online store? How can one bring traffic to their store?

In the real-world, its called foot traffic, now as virtual become the go-to in recent years, businesses are moving digital due to changing market factors and the latest COVID-19 has…

Ahmed

A product and business designer. Interested in startups, yoga, philosophy, and perfumes. Ahmed.abousuwa@gmail.com

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