DIGITAL BANKING | IT TRANSFORMATION | WEB DEVELOPMENT

Disruptive innovations in Banking

While thinking about contemporary startups in the financial services industry, i started to collect lists and databases full of startups that are classified to be FinTechs. My first idea was to cluster all FinTechs by topic – after having screened many of them i knew this won’t have much value – others tried the same (see German FinTech MindMap). While this helps to grasp the solution space, it remains difficult to get to a clear distinction, about the real nature of a FinTech. What is…

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Box Model and Floating Elements

In the past years, the box model continuously caused many discussions and frictions among web designers and developers. As an occasional web developer, i used to spend many hours to find a solution for simple problems that i didn’t even bother about in the past….in the past, where web design was about using frames, tables and lots of other old-dated stuff. With responsiveness, adaptability, mobile development a lot of new features of HTML and CSS became available, but browser vendors…

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Rapid Prototyping – Design Process

Websites, Mobile Applications and Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) directly interact with end users and therefore need to be planned carefully. As the actual layout and design depends on various factors, designers have varying design procedures. I believe that there is actually no way to standardize a complete process for designing and layouting without loosing some creativity and constraining the minds of designers. A manager of some agency would be looking for standardized processes trying to optimize the process and generating…

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Typography and Fonts in webdesign

Sophisticated, smooth webdesign requires smooth fonts, preferably anti-aliased clear-types… Different Browsers and Operating Systems made it difficult to find a good font, that looked smooth and beautiful on all the hybrid systems outhere. In this article, i provide some knowledge about howto deal with this situation. Nathan Olmstead wrote in article about the best techniques for font implementation in webdesign. He introduced four technologies that generally still represent the current possibilities to overcome above described problem: http://www.3point7designs.com/blog/2010/06/best-techniques-for-modern-font-implementation/ If you still…

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Influences of IT on Management

In this article, i will discuss different viewpoints on the influence of information technology on management. Therefore, I read three articles from 1958, 1985 and 1988. Article Summaries Leavitt and Whisler described 1958 how management might look like in the 1980s; they focused on organizational transformation related to Information Technology. They stress the impact on middle and top management, while opposing future management to the philosophy of “participative management”. Their prognostications include: More programmed work and focus on performance and…

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