Tech companies are moving away from the traditional developer-driven products to use design as the center of their strategies. Designers now have a seat at the table. Increasingly they command the same influence as developers, and the demand for their skills continues to rise. When you’re looking for that new adventure and start shopping your work around, check out these five startups that set their foundation with design.
PushPop Press was created with the idea of ‘re-imaging’ the book. By teaming up with Melcher Media and Al Gore, the startup wanted to change the face of publishing. Utilizing ways of exploring through images, audio, video, and interactive graphs, it makes it much easier for the reader to understand and consume information.
DIY is a community for children to learn, and play with other children in a safe environment. Kids can learn new skills, make new friends, and be themselves in a nurturing and educational space. The application does not tolerate bullying. In addition to encouraging children to be supportive of each other, the site fosters acceptance of other belief systems. The children’s identity is protected at all times, and the parents have control over who sees what.
Called the “band of the day” app, it shows users new music everyday. This can be a wonderful way to cut through the volumes of new music. Based off of your preferences, it helps us discover new tailored content. It also helps independent and smaller artists promote themselves to develop a solid fanbase.
Fuse project provides resources that help foster innovation in business strategy, products, marketing and development for budding entrepreneurs.
The Icebreak is an startup geared towards helping couples keep the spark in their relationships. Couples can share moments, photos, and thoughts. They can also do quirky Q and A sessions.
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