Nov 1, 2023
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Last updated Nov 9, 2023
The definition of technology has changed in the last few decades. It’s not only about making something new and innovative. It’s more inclined towards solving real-world problems. It might sound abstract but if we look at the technology products around us, we will find it true.
Technology has affected our lives in all possible ways. It won’t be wrong to say that it has drawbacks, but it has opened new doors for everyone. It has provided us with unimaginable means and possibilities.
The endless possibilities have not only made our lives different but also changed the ways we look at real-world problems. Technology is not only for the learned anymore. On the flip side, it is a tool for all. What used to be a luxury for some people has now become a norm for everyone.
There is no sector or industry that has not benefitted from technological advancements. Education, entertainment, healthcare, and agriculture are just to name a few.
At Linearloop, we are always looking to use technology to solve real-world problems. We believe that the answer lies in a clear understanding of the needs and expectations of our partners to provide a solution.
We focus on the right use of technology. Yes, there are lots of them, but we make sure to select and choose the ones that would positively solve the problem.
Here is a brief overview of the post.
This post will showcase using technology as a problem solver and how we leverage it for the right solution.
So let’s begin.
Healthcare is one of the sectors that has been the most difficult to find solutions. Nothing can be more beautiful than saving lives and caregiving.
Empathy is something that makes us more humane and technology has enabled us to achieve the same. A great example to quote from our experience is the healthcare solution that we provided to Innovage.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Innovage is a senior healthcare and services provider. We were humbled by the opportunity to help them out through the right use of technology.
They wanted us to improve their online medical services by enabling patients and caregivers to book appointments and providing some kind of all-in-one online solution. This would help to reduce the risk of physical contact during checkups and consultations. It especially helped to mitigate COVID-19-related health issues.
The solution is up and running without any problems and we couldn’t be more happier with it.
Below are some of the pain points that we resolved through technology:
We were pleased to see the results and the impact that our solution made.
Technology is not just a tool for us. It’s a way of thinking and creating. We may be tempted to create products in our favorite ways. But that does not help for the most part. Yes, it does empower us and express in many ways but solving a real-world problem is what we care about.
Here are some ways in which solving real-world problems through technology benefitted us with a broad overview of the subject:
Solutions with Purpose
While we do product development, it gives us a sense of fulfillment. There is no better way for us to seek that other than solving real-world problems. We know that our solutions are not just products. These are improving the quality of life of the users. The case study that we mentioned earlier in the blog exemplifies the same. We are committed to creating a positive impact through our products with a purpose.
Better Understanding of Needs
Building products solving real-world challenges has helped us understand the needs of the users in better ways. We make sure that we approach with a solution that is user-centric and connected to the actual users. There are times when the users are not sure about what they need but that's not a problem at all. That’s what we are here for. We brainstorm and suggest solutions based on our real-world experiences in building software products rather than just following a fixed set of guidelines.
Better Decision Making
Problems can be challenging. The degree of challenges may very well vary depending on the requirements. Working with real-world problems helps in making better decisions and working with the right approaches. Even the smallest decision when made at the right moment can prove monumental for a product. It’s not a surprise for us to see the positive results throughout the development process considering that we made the right decision at the right time.
Motivation For Curiosity
Developing products is not a straight path. Working on real-world solutions helps us question ourselves throughout the process. Mistakes are bound to happen. The only way to make ourselves better at what we do is to keep learning through curiosity. Agile development workflows play a big part in it too. Solving problems can be tedious but the curiosity to keep asking questions has made us experts while we develop products in an iterative way.
Adjusting the Creativity Mode
Working on real-world project problems helps us to see a solution from different angles. There are so many ifs and buts. What we gain from this is that we are able to experiment with the skills we have and enhance them as well. This keeps us excited to be more creative with our solutions. Another piece of the puzzle that it helps us to solve is to decide on creativity. Some solutions are more usable and better with less creativity. The right amount can only be decided when we understand the needs rather than just putting creativity into everything. This can only happen while we work on solving real-world solutions.
What Technology to Use (and What Not to)
The growth of the number of tools to work is almost unending. Deciding on what’s best for a solution is also a challenge. For example, if the solution can be made in a better way with less advanced tools for more maintainability, we have to stick to it. Yes, solutions can be complex, but they can be simple too. What’s most important is to understand it through solving real-world problems and develop a solution that’s most suited.
Being an expert in the field means something more to us than just growing. We believe that whatever we do provides us with a sense of satisfaction. We are passionate about what we do as product developers. We love to see our solutions making positive impacts and adding value to those we work with.
Solving problems helps us to learn continuously and in a practical way. Yes, it’s challenging at times but that is what compels us to push for betterment. We’re committed to making a positive difference wisely and ethically. This helps us to explore new technologies and provides opportunities to grow.
One of the things that we constantly strive for is to use the right technologies for the problem. It’s not necessary that the latest technology would be the greatest too. We weigh the pros and the cons while we implement any solution.
If we can fix something by hand, why use a hammer for it?
We believe in providing the right solutions and that can only happen when we solve real-world problems.
Solving real-world problems is a continuous process of learning. It’s not something that can be understood theoretically. Different problems have to be solved in different ways with the right use of technology.
Additionally, it helps us to interact with the real users. Feedback is important and it is very instrumental in solving real-world problems. Our vision is to create solutions and products that contribute to betterment.
We hope that you enjoyed our post and we would love to hear back from you about it. We’re here to create a difference and your feedback would help us in making sure that we keep providing the right software product development solutions to the best of our abilities.
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