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10.31.2016  /  

Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

At Duarte, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and lets us flex our creative thinking and design skills every year – and this year is no exception. After months of planning, today we get to share our magical creations with our fellow co-workers as well as the broader San Jose, CA community. Kicking things off […] Continue Reading

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10.29.2015  /  

Duarte.com/edy Episode 10: Make Your Audience the Hero

A long time ago in a cubicle far, far away… Equipped with some new presentation technology, Bob is now a “Force” to be reckoned with, and he decides to find out what it means to be a hero. (Luckily, Finn comes along and keeps him from the “dark side” of the path.) For regular updates from Bob […] Continue Reading

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05.04.2015  /  

Duarte.com/edy Episode 9: Brainstorming

As a creative company, the lifeblood of our business is original thinking and fresh, new ideas. As a result, brainstorming is one of the most frequently-used tools in our arsenal. At Duarte, we have found that brainstorming can help in almost any situation, which is exactly what Finn shares with Bob when he helps him […] Continue Reading

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10.27.2014  /  

Duarte.com/edy Episode 8: Be Transparent

Happy Halloween from your puppet friends at Duarte.com/edy! In our annual Halloween special, Finn teaches Bob the true value (and dangers) of being transparent with your audience. Visit www.duarte.com/edy to see more adventures of Bob and Finn. Or, send them a quick note on Twitter (@BobandFinn) to let them know what you think. They might just write you […] Continue Reading

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08.05.2014  /  

Bob and Finn’s 2014 Comic-Con Adventure

Bob and Finn from Duarte.com/edy traveled to San Diego to get the inside scoop on story, heroes and Batman’s kilt. They met lots of fun people, hijacked a Sesame Street panel, and even made it onto the local news! Visit http://www.duarte.com/edy to follow Bob and Finn and their puppet friends, or follow them on Twitter @BobandFinn (they might […] Continue Reading

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07.24.2014  /  

Duarte.com/edy Episode 7: Color Theory

Colors evoke emotions, so while talking about color theory can seem complex (there are certainly many ways to organize, classify and coordinate colors), in reality, it really just comes down to how we react to what we see.  So don’t be afraid of investigating color theory. The answers are probably more straightforward than you might think. […] Continue Reading

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10.24.2013  /  

Duarte.com/edy Episode 6: The Horror of Frankenslides

We call them “Frankenslides.” You know, the kinds of slide decks made up of bits and pieces of presentations you or others have given before. The kind where you borrow a slide from here, a chart from there, then throw everything into one big PowerPoint file and present it to your staff. Those are Frankenslides, […] Continue Reading

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08.27.2013  /  

Duarte.com/edy Episode 5: Bullet Proof

Hard at work on his latest presentation, Bob learns that bullets may not always be the best way to get his points across to his audience (or Finn).  Enjoy! Chat with Bob and Finn on Twitter (@BobandFinn) and see more episodes at Duarte.com/edy. Continue Reading

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07.30.2013  /  

Bob and Finn Go to Comic-Con

Bob and Finn, our duarte.com/edy ambassadors, traveled to San Diego to experience the sights, sounds, and super-fandom of Comic-Con 2013. While there, they got a chance to ask some hard-hitting questions, attend a panel or two, and get some free swag. Here is a video they made to recap their experience! Visit www.duarte.com/edy to follow the adventures of […] Continue Reading

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07.18.2013  /  

Duarte.com/edy Episode 4: Complementary Colors

When choosing colors for your presentation, always make sure they work well together—a friendly message from your puppet friends at Duarte.com/edy. In other exciting puppet news, Bob and Finn are down in San Diego for Comic-Con!  Follow their adventures on Twitter (@BobandFinn), Facebook and Instagram, as they roam the halls in search of the truth about story, heroes and […] Continue Reading

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