Small Feature Award

What’s the small feature that really makes the product way better? Is it a small design change, an elegantly engineered new piece of functionality or something else?

In this new contest, we celebrate the unsung heroes of the workplace: The small features that make all the difference.

Selected vendors presented six-minute walkthroughs showing the best small features of their system.

Attendees that prefer succinct, comparative presentations to long-winded demonstrations, will find this session more than useful with a vote to find the winning entry, who receives suitably massive recognition for their efforts.


The jury consisted of:

  • Martin Michael Frederiksen, Danish software entrepreneur, omnichannel and retail expert and author of several books

  • Melissa Breker who is based in Vancouver, where she co-leads organizations through pivotal transitions

  • Sharon O’Dea, Amsterdam-based award-winning thought leader on social media

Selected vendors this year were:

  • Decisions will show how team members can collaborate on building a great meeting agenda in Microsoft Teams and share it with a leadership team, steering group, or similar.

  • eXa online wants to show small features supporting the editor's flow in a headless CMS. We shifted the common paradigm of data centric management to editor focused content editing with a customized content appearance.

  • eZ Systems would like to show the Content Tree. This feature looks obvious, but it comes rarely with open source CMS solutions. However, it's one that refers to one of the deepest mental models we have when it comes to information architecture. It creates convenient natural and visual connexion with content in complex or heavy websites. It also enables sharing best practices across distributed teams and sometimes over multiple years. Finally it creates a nice mirror of corporate organization in the website.

  • Kentico who will show little features that enable users to create and collaborate on content directly in the CMS. Despite their name, Content Management Systems are rarely used to create content. Most content production and collaboration actually happen outside the CMS.

  • Little Forest who will show a small feature called domain discovery. To most people it is an incredible surprise how large their digital estate has become over the years.

Congratulations to Gavin Colborne from Little Forest on winning! Instead of getting an oversized trophy, we made a donation to DataEthics - a politically independent ThinkDoTank based in Denmark with a European (and global) outreach.

Read more about the winning entry and the runner ups eXa and Kentico: Small Feature Award 2019: Little Forest Won A Close Race With A Simple Solution To Huge Problems