Posts by Larry Cornett

Ready for the Thumb Tribe?

Young child with smartphone

If you’re building a consumer experience, I hope you’re familiar with the Thumb Tribe because that is where your future customers are. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the younger generations are heavy mobile users, but you may not be aware of how extreme it is unless you’ve looked at your users’ demographics and analytics lately. These two screenshots are from…

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You don't need to create a "unicorn" to be successful

Unicorn and Young Girl painting

It is easy to get caught up in the “next hot startup” frenzy as you read about the insane growth and valuations of “unicorns” like Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat. But, not every business can be, or should be, a runaway tech startup. When you live in a tech-centric area like Silicon Valley you tend to…

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Hiring Engineers for a Funded Stealth Mobile Startup

iPhone 4s

We are hiring experienced Full-stack engineers to work with our growing team at a funded stealth mobile startup in Silicon Valley. You will be helping us build and deploy mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This could either be a contracting role or a full-time position, depending on your availability and desire to join an early-stage…

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Hiring JavaScript Engineer for mobile web app (Client/Server)

JavaScript logo

We are looking for an experienced JavaScript engineer to work with our small, but growing, team. You will be helping us build and deploy mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is a contracting role, but could transition into a full-time position. We need someone to work with another front-end engineer…

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UX Talk – Designing for Love & Money – Video and Slides

Designing for Love and Money

In this UX talk at the Fluxible conference, I explored the battle between love and money as it applies to products, organizations, and even our own careers. Over the past 20 years, I have developed strategies to deal with this problem, both as an individual contributor and as an organizational leader. Regardless of where you…

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Twitter's user growth is slowing quickly

Statista Infographic Twitter user growth

Perhaps not all that surprising. I don’t think Twitter has ever been something that the average person understands. Its inclusion on television and other media has certainly raised awareness, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into real engagement. A 2009 study found that 71% of tweets are ignored, and I don’t think that has really changed.…

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You're trying too hard

Rock leaf river

The stink of desperation is a turnoff. This is just as true with startups as it is with dating. We’ve all seen it. Startups that are struggling to find customer fit and traction. But, there is a fine line between being nimble, lean, and responsive; and tossing and turning like a leaf in the wind.…

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Larry Cornett’s Patents

Well, that was kind of fun. Happened to notice the “Patents” section on my Linkedin profile and decided to look up my old patents. I definitely worked on some geekier products back then. Method of operating a graphical user interface to selectively enable and disable a datapath in a network United States 6,636,239 Issued October 21,…

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Designing for Love and Money – Fluxible 2013

Virtuous cycle of love and money

In this talk, Larry explores the battle between love and money as it applies to products, organizations, and even our own careers. Over the past 20 years, Larry has developed strategies to deal with this problem, both as an individual contributor and as an organizational leader. Regardless of where you happen to work, or in what context, it’s an unavoidable issue that every designer must face and resolve.

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