Author Archive | Janna Bastow

Video: UX for the Connected World of Things

A lot of effort goes into the mundane, boring things that no one really finds sexy, but when they don’t work, you find really annoying. This is particularly true in the growing world of IoT, affecting your everyday devices. We’ve covered the topic of Internet of Things a couple times, and we’ve got a video […]

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Video: How to Screw Up B2B

Working in B2B product management is rife with pitfalls and failure states.  Clancy Childs, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Tizaro and our final speaker at ProductTank May, walked us through a variety of the tough situations he’s had to face and overcome. In his talk he attempts to help B2B product managers all over, covering things like Squeaky […]

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Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Video: UX for the Internet of Things

We recently had our second ProductTank that was all about Internet of Things, though today we’re sharing a video that’s a throwback to our first IoT/Connected Devices event, back in November. At that ProductTank, we had Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) of Designswarm showed us how Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way product design is being done.  She talked about how […]

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Video: Thingdom Come

Cheap sensors are readily available, data is easy to gather, analyse and visualise, and there are people and companies interested, and cash available for experimentation. However, in this age of Internet of Things, the combinations of sensors, hardware, software and data being created are still relatively simplistic. At ProductTank April, Patrick Bergel, Founder and CEO […]

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Video: Democratising Internet of Things for Cities

We are at the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT), and in time, we will be living in a world where we’ll have to manage trillions of connected devices. At ProductTank April, Yodit Stanton, a software developer and founder of opensensors.IO, explored the implications of building services for cities, bringing together the physical and […]

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Usman Haque

Video: Smart People, Dumb Objects, Networked Environments

The world, we are told, will become a vast ‘eco-system’ of conversant devices, buildings and virtual environments. But somewhere behind all these ‘machines’ are people, and it’s the people that, ultimately, make interactions ‘smart’. At ProductTank April, Usman Haque, founding partner of Umbrellium, founder of Haque Design + Research  and founder of Pachube, a real-time data […]

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Dave Wascha discussing Product Culture

Video: Cardinal Sins of Product Management

Thou shall not say “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it.” This was among the lessons we learned from Dave Wascha, Chief Product Officer at Moo.com, at ProductTank March. As Dave said, “This is the most scary, terrifying, insidious thing we face as product managers, and the older you get the more baggage you […]

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Video: Culture Club – 12 Lessons in Trying

It’s not easy to build a great product culture.  At ProductTank March, we heard the truth from Tim Warren, the Head of Software Experience for Connected Products at Tesco: Their product culture isn’t perfect (whose is!), but they’re working towards it and making great progress.  Tim talked about 12 lessons learned along the way. Some of […]

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