Some grammatical conventions stir up emotions. The so-called Oxford comma, for example, is clearly serious business. Personally I can’t stand it, but I know several writers who start hyperventilating just by the thought of neglecting it. What’s the deal here?
Be shallow: The visual aspect of text
Making Waves Polska gets fit for charity
Enter the editor: English as a lingua franca
In many international companies, the only common language among employees is English. Whether they like it or not, staff have to get used to communicating in English. From casual emails and social media updates to internal instructions, presentations, blog articles and website content – a great number of people are habitually producing text in their second […]
AjaxClient in Intellisearch ESP: A query box on steroids
Following my previous article on enterprise search, it is time to dive deeper into the more technical side of IntelliSearch ESP. This time, we will go through the pumped up search page called AjaxClient in some detail. The search page is usually the only interface of a search engine that is used by the end-user. […]
Enterprise search for the masses
When people need to search the Internet they turn to Google, Bing, Yandex or Baidu, depending on their location. But what if the ‘location’ is the company intranet, where these tools are not available? Everyone who works in an office knows that it can be a real headache to locate that particular document or email. […]
Why do we focus on Strengths rather than weaknesses?
Have you ever heard of strength-based development? If you haven’t, you aren’t alone. It was only three years ago when I first heard about this concept during one of the leadership training programs we had in Making Waves. Back then I heard that by focusing on my Strengths, I could work better, be more productive, […]
Happy Scrum: Scrum to the rescue
In the previous post Happy Scrum – A cognitive perspective , we examined the cognitive limitations experienced by humans, and how this reality causes problems with the Waterfall environment in the software development industry. So now what? We still have to deal with complex projects despite our limitations, don’t we? Scrum is a superior approach because […]
Happy Scrum: A cognitive perspective
Software development teams faced with challenges related to developing software systems have switched from traditional software methodologies like Waterfall towards holistic, Agile methodologies such as Scrum. The latter is a project management tool that effectively deals with the complexity of modern software systems, the rapidly changing world and increasing levels of unpredictability. Whether one currently […]
10 reasons why you should attend Making Software — Developers’ Meetup
Front-End Tooling Trends at Making Waves and Beyond
I recently came upon an excellent article that covers the results of a survey run by Ashley Nolan. Ashley asked over 1000 Front-End Developers about the tools, frameworks, and techniques they use in their daily work. The results were very close to what we see at Making Waves, which made me think “Yeah! We’re doing […]
To the last drop: wine, web design and the first collaboration within NoA
Running a successful blog: from initial idea to finished website
Digital overload and the universal need for quiet contemplation
By digital overload we describe a scenario where our attention and interactions are being meticulously measured. This environment presents no shortage of obstacles and numerous alerts flashing with false urgency. Our behavior patterns are determined by impulse rather than conscious motivation. Contradiction permeates this new reality, since we are creating our own pit of distraction […]
From translation to multilingual content creation, or why translation needs marketing
One click to rule them all
Among all the things we do in Making Waves, creating websites is our main task. And we do this well (at least that’s what our customers tell us!). There are many ways to make the process of creating and implementing websites as productive and efficient as possible. One of the areas we emphasize is testing. […]
Google going mobile: Mixed messages from the Colossus
From graded evaluation to self-determination
Winners vs. Losers
Hola Barcelona! Awwwards 2015
Let us know you, before we meet you
Redesigning Production Flow
Tech lead thoughts: rules of engagement
This article introduces a concept called “rules of engagement”. The rules of engagement define how we work together in a project. They are particularly important in an agile environment, which by definition is based on interaction and collaboration. By defining the scope of the project, we create a baseline for cooperation that can be helpful […]
Making Software Kids: Introducing children to the magic of IT
The Organisational Tower of Babel | Wieża Babel | Babels tårn
Cross-cultural collaboration has its ups and downs. On a bad day, you might feel like you are working in the tower of Babel just before it is about to collapse. In this article, I will explore the importance of cultural differences, in particular differences between Poland and Norway, and analyse how these differences affect how […]
How to create compelling content and the story of the guitar riff in Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction
Making Waves’ Content Services department invited content marketing expert John Hayes to Krakow to learn more about the current trends in content creation. Editors Anja Wedberg and Carlos Rubens report from a full day of seminars on email marketing, social media and user generated content, served with a heap of entertaining anecdotes on the side.
Krakow’s World Usability Day in 11 points
Structuring The World: Analysis in IT
Most companies are keen to lower costs, speed up their business processes and harness the latest technology to benefit their bottom line. One of the tools that is used to reach these goals is system analysis. This article will discuss the system analysis process in all its glory and challenging beauty.
Hackathons: Learning, Hacking, and Having Fun!
A cake without the cherry!
Making Waves is ready to run beyond the horizon
On Sunday 14 September 2014 it is time for another edition of the Kraków Business Run. With five teams of runners and one team creating the run’s official app, Making Waves has already been preparing for this charity event for months. Get inspired by the background of the run, and get involved in this noble […]
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The El Dorado of digital communications revealed
At a lively celebration in Stockholm, Making Waves were introduced to the North Alliance (NoA) companies, which have joined forces to take their combined capacity within communication, design and technology further. The event revealed a paradigm shift towards human-centred innovation in service design, while consolidating its strong communications network and having a lot of fun.