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iPad+Apps for Designers…an Online Sensation!

iPad+Apps for Designers

Here’s a fun and informative study that was done when I worked at Masco Cabinetry. Eric Schimelpfenig AKBD, a KraftMaid Cabinetry customer, and I spent a few months trying out free and affordable iPad apps from the iTunes App Store. The goal was to develop a portfolio of apps we could recommend and share with designers at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The task became overwhelming as new iPad apps are launched every day! We decided to focus on apps specific to the designer/client relationship, from the first meeting through the design, presentation, and approval process. Practical, productive, and easy-to-use are the filters we used in evaluating each app for our portfolio of iPad apps for designers.

The LIVE presentation is popular at designer and architect events so I posted it on SlideShare where everyone could benefit through e-Learning. In its ‘second life’ online, iPad+Apps for Designers has gone ‘niche viral’, averaging 200 to 300 views per day! I presented it LIVE online at #kbtribechat, a weekly Twitter chat that Formica Group attends. They later featured it in their Formica Blog. SlideShare liked that example of embedment in a corporate blog, and featured iPad+Apps for Designers on their SlideShare blog. All that promotion adds up! The presentation has been viewed over 100,000 times. Enjoy e-Learning as so many others are doing!



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