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Colomboard: The Failure of a Good Project

July 22, 2015

Colomboard was a “good” project, both in terms of business potential and social impact. It empowered a group of very talented young entrepreneurs by providing them with a fair and accessible platform to build their businesses.

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How We Give and Take Design Feedback

Since the very beginning we have tried to nurture and encourage the spirit of the “bomb comment” at Vesess. We have benefitted greatly from this culture that encourages giving and receiving candid design feedback without any need to make them palatable.

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Security vs. Flexibility in Remote Working Startups

The flexibility of working from home—or anywhere in the world, for that matter—is a luxury that small companies can offer, but which larger companies often find difficult to accommodate because of their scale. This flexibility comes with its own challenge, however—managing the security of company resources.

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Dialog Axiata Redesign Responsive Redesign: A Case Study

When Dialog Axiata wanted to revamp their website, they chose us as design partners for the second time. In this post, we discuss how we worked with Dialog and other companies to create a mobile-first, responsive, trilingual website for a company that has been at the forefront of technology innovation for decades.

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Building a Design Consultancy Business (Part 1)

In this series I am sharing some of the lessons we’ve learned over the last 12 years from running and growing our consultancy business from zero to several hundred thousand dollars per year. In this first part, I talk about how we made that crucial breakthrough in acquiring our first client, and what we could have done better.

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Hiveage Mobile

How We Redesigned Hiveage as a Responsive Web App

Thanks to CSS media queries and standards-compliant web browsers, we can now use the same front-end code base to create optimal interaction experiences across a wide range of devices. And that’s exactly what we set out to do with the recent redesign of Hiveage.

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SaaS for Sri Lankan Software Entrepreneurs

Software-as-a-Service is no longer a new frontier: over the past few years it has grown to be a mature and hugely popular way to deliver software products. Flexibility, ease of adoption, ease of scaling and low costs have made SaaS an attractive option for both small businesses and larger enterprises. For technology entrepreneurs in the developing world, SaaS and the infrastructure that has grown to support it represent probably the greatest opportunity in many decades, if not ever.

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Online Payment Methods in Sri Lanka: The Bad and the Ugly

The fintech industry is changing rapidly. Competition is increasing worldwide as new disruptive technologies emerge that have the potential to dramatically change the way we do business. Even a kid can easily pay online with a single click when he or she downloads a game from the App Store or Google Play using mom’s phone. Are Sri Lankan gateway providers anywhere near offering that level of service—if not now, at least in the coming years?

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We’re ten years old!

We're ten years old today! Even in the grand scheme of things, that's quite a big number, and we're simultaneously proud that we're here, and humbled that we've been privileged enough to make this journey.

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