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Author Archive for lcalkins

Lisa Calkins, Amadeus Consulting's CEO and Co-Founder, is also the Director of Creative Services. Lisa is dedicated to the infusion of creativity into every aspect of Amadeus Consulting, including our custom software application design.

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How to Sound Like a Geek Girl… Even When You Aren’t One

How to Sound Like a Geek Girl… Even When You Aren’t One

Talking like a geek is empowering; understanding even a little bit about technology can improve your efficiency and increase your level of confidence. It’s clear now that technology is a growing field that is impacting our lives more than we ever could have imagined thirty years ago, and that the field is continuing to grow to new heights every day. Presenting yourself as a powerful female in the workplace depends on communicating in intelligent and current ways. This empowerment and confidence is infectious, propelling your ability to influence change and effectively negotiate.

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Tips for Internal and External Communication

Tips for Internal and External Communication

Communication is the key to any successful project and every successful business.

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Future of User Experience Design: Microsoft Developing 3D UI Technology

Future of User Experience Design: Microsoft Developing 3D UI Technology

Amadeus Consulting’s user experience design team talks the future of the interface: 3D UI development and theorizes about how people will use the technology. Find out how Microsoft is developing this futuristic technology.

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Search Optimization for Video and Images

Search Optimization for Video and Images

Amadeus Consulting discusses the best ways to optimize video and images within your content for search friendliness and better search visibility.

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Are Rich Internet Applications SEO Friendly?

Are Rich Internet Applications SEO Friendly?

Lisa dispels the myth that RIAs aren’t search-friendly and discusses the SEO best practices for optimizing rich Internet application on both Flash and Silverlight development tools.

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Designing Mobile Apps for Performance: Insider Tips

Designing Mobile Apps for Performance: Insider Tips

Lisa discusses the steps that a mobile application developer can take to create speedy apps for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.

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Rich Internet Application Development: 5 Reasons to Go for It

Rich Internet Application Development: 5 Reasons to Go for It

There always seems to be a case against rich Internet application development, but Amadeus Consulting gives you five solid business cases to just go ahead and pull the trigger.

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Visual Design: Creating Color Personality Schemes for Websites

Visual Design: Creating Color Personality Schemes for Websites

Amadeus Consulting’s Visual and User Experience Design team discuss the best ways to use color to infuse personality into your website, and the pitfalls to avoid.

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Starbucks pared-down logo, 2011. Courtesy of Daily Contributor.

Logo Redesign: How Often is Too Often?

Many large companies redesigned their corporate logos in 2010. Learn about when the time is right for you to utilize logo design services and the considerations needed.

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How to Go About Website Redesign and Development

How to Go About Website Redesign and Development

Learn more about website redesign and development from Lisa to see what you should consider before talking to a website development company.