Our Insights

We share our thoughts, our experiences, and the ideas we've had along the way.
Why We’re Calling GlobalHack7 a Win: One Developer’s Perspective
Globalhack VII was, as expected, an exciting way to spend a weekend! The good people at 1904labs helped make it even
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Designing Cloud Services
When 1904labs was founded two years ago, we launched with a vision of helping enterprise customers transition their applications and
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The Five Ss: Locking Down a Design in #HCDAgile
For a very long time, Human-Centered Designers (HCD) have struggled with the intersection of validity and efficiency when working in
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Growth Culture – No Choice But to Succeed
Growth Culture – No Choice But to Succeed Transcript We have no choice but to be a successful company because
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Growth Culture – A Nurturing and Challenging Environment
Growth Culture – A Nurturing and Challenging Environment Transcript It requires a very delicate balance between a challenging and nurturing
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Growth Culture – Path To High Performance
Transcript Focusing on growth, you’ll get performance. You know if you focus on performance you may not get growth; both
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How do you create a road map in an HCDAgile World?
How do you create a road map in an HCDAgile world? Transcript Question: As far as planning, especially in an
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1904labs is Committed to the St. Louis Community
1904labs recently made a $1,000 donation to the St. Louis Area Foodbank, the charity of choice for Bob Gustafson with
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Building Cloud Native Platforms, Part 2
Previously in part one, we discussed how pairing the cloud-first mentality of Cloud Native development with a flexible and developer
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Building Cloud Native Platforms, Part 1
Read Part 2 here Two years ago, 1904labs was launched to tackle the problems faced by today’s IT organizations. One
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Jared Parker is Awarded 1904labs Second Tickled Pink Award
We are excited to announce Jared Parker as this year’s recipient of our “Tickled Pink” award. Jared is the second
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Introducing Heron’s ECO; A Flexible Way To Manage Topologies
Recently I have been tasked with building a flexible, user friendly, and fast data streaming platform for a client. It
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How HCD Infused Agile + Decision Science Helps Companies Succeed
There’s often too many variables to consider when making big decisions in business. While intuition and industry experience go a
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1904labs Year 2 In Review
1904labs year 2, just like our first, went fast.  As the saying goes “time flies when you are having fun”
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How Human-Centered Design Saves Resources and Boosts Profits
Imagine your company were asked to design a queue system for a waiting room in a medical center for people
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Covey Conclusion
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, talks about his experiences with Covey in the office. TRANSCRIPT:I’ve made adopting the book
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Living the Habits
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, gives examples of how 1904labs team members use the habits. TRANSCRIPT:I noticed also people
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Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, explains that everyone deserves to be respected and understood. Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of
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Habit 6: Synergize
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, explains that everyone deserves to be respected and understood. Understanding does not equal agreement.
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Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, explains that everyone deserves to be respected and understood. Understanding does not mean agreement.
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Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, explains that life is not a zero sum game. We can all “win”, and
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Habit 3: Put First Things First
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, explains the importance of putting the most critical tasks ahead of all others. TRANSCRIPT:Yeah,
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Habit 2: Begin With the End In Mind
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, explains why it’s important to begin any task with the end in mind. TRANSCRIPT:Everything
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Habit 1: Be Proactive
Sean Walsh, the Co-Founder of 1904labs, explains what it means to be proactive rather than reactive. TRANSCRIPT:Be proactive, what he
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