When I was growing up, teachers always put me in charge of welcoming new kids; spending extra time to show them around, teaching them our cafeteria rules, and desperately trying to find what they were good at. Fast-forward 20-some years, and having to set up a new phone and learn its functionality always brings back [...]
At AnswerLab, employees receive an annual “tech benefit,” an allowance that encourages us to purchase new digital tools and technologies to make our work or personal lives easier and to try out innovations in user experience. My most recent purchase, TripIt Pro, is a travel planning app that creates a detailed itinerary by scraping data [...]
Given my background in digital user experience research and psychology, it’s perhaps no surprise that I was immediately intrigued when I first heard of Lumosity. Many of us go to great lengths to make sure our body is and stays fit. But what do we do to make sure our brain stays fit? Science suggests: play games!
As a health initiative – part of AnswerLab’s four part Holistic Talent Program – we issued a Fitbit challenge for the month of May. With a little motivation and the help of a well designed digital tool, AnswerLabbers increase their steps per day by 46% over the course of a month.
At AnswerLab, the management team works hard to create and promote a culture of innovation. That love of innovation starts with employees, who share a passion for all things digital. Our passion for technology is encouraged by way of a handsome technology benefit. As a result of this tech benefit, I’ve been able to purchase an original iPad when it first came out, lots of fun and interesting software, and most recently, a new thermostat.