Part 4: Testing an In-Flight Entertainment Solution from the Ground Up

Culture Development Strategy April 9, 2015 by

PART 1 – Innovation at 30,000 ft PART 2 – Engineering for Quality – The “Ratio Way”  PART 3 – Architecting a Quality In-Flight Experience A Final Note from Microsoft PART 4 In the first three installments of this blog series, my teammates Ted, Paul and Bill gave some great insights into the strategy, architecture and …

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Part 3: Architecting a Quality In-Flight Experience

Culture Development News Strategy April 1, 2015 by

If you’ve been following this series, you’ve already witnessed pride shared by every member of the Alaska Airlines In-Flight Experience product. The Ratio Way is not only the wings which lifted and carried this high-profile project to success, it is the fuel which propelled three out of the four of us to compose our very …

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Unicorn → Unicorning

Culture Design Development February 11, 2015 by

The infamous ‘Unicorn’ is rare and highly sought after these days. If you aren’t aware of what this is, it is commonly defined as a designer who also develops (or vice versa). This sounds wonderful and all, except in most cases, these unicorns either don’t exist, or have been taken as they are in such …

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Culture Development February 9, 2015 by

Last year, we started what has now become a tradition. Seattle is known for having the best fans in the NFL, and when the Seahawks won the 2013 NFC Championship, we decided to do something about it! We launched a geolocation game and campaign for fans in Seattle and around 2000 people participated. A year …

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The proof is in the challenge!

Culture Development February 2, 2014 by

As a developer, I love working with different technologies, and different platforms. New stuff. I recently primarily worked in windows development, (with C#/XAML as well as some HTML/JavaScript) and was was really excited at the opportunity to get to play around and develop in Android with Java & XML. It’s been a great experience and there are …

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2 year anniversary: Scott

Culture Development December 28, 2014 by

Recently Ratio’s Web Practice Lead, Scott Grogan, celebrated his 2 year anniversary with Ratio. To commemorate his time at Ratio we caught up with Scott to reflect on his experiences and learnings. What was your favorite project that you have worked on and why? My favorite project here is still Foursquare. So many challenging problems …

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Redlines, Trampolines and special sauce

Culture Design News September 12, 2014 by

Standing in the elevator going up to Ratio for the first time, I just about threw up. I was a nervous wreck. I had my laptop, iPad, backup external hard drive, backup backup flash drive, and backup backup backup paper-bound portfolio, just in case something happened. I was on my way for an interview with …

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Ratio in a bottle

Culture Design August 1, 2014 by

Ratio has its own brewery! Well, not quite, but we did make our own beer. As a little experiment for our CRUX (Creative/UX) team one of our designers, Matt Flores, whipped up some home brew so we could collaborate on some awesome label designs. We wanted the opportunity to break out of our bounds a little …

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