Great products balance business, technology and user experience, which is why Mind the Product focuses on that intersection. And in the spirit of that balance we’re proud to announce the final two speakers for this year’s Mind the Product conference – two of the leading thinkers and practitioners in business model innovation and UX: Alex […]
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Based on your feedback, we’ve added a day of hands-on learning to the product event of the year – Mind the Product 2014. These workshops will be held on Thursday, September 11 – the day before the conference – at a dedicated venue on Hatton Garden in London. We’ve lined up four amazing half-day workshops […]
At Mind the Product we work hard to bring you the best speakers from around the world to explore the intersection of design, technology and business in order to inspire you and your teams to build better products. So we’re excited to announce not one, but two cracking speakers have been added to the line […]
Four years ago I founded ProductTank with the simple goal of gathering a couple of product managers together in London to share our experiences and lessons learned. Product Management can be a lonely and sometimes frustrating job – especially in a start-up – and I wanted a group of peers I could kvetch about it […]
We will be releasing the super early bird tickets on Wednesday, April 30th at noon (GMT) so bookmark our conference site today – last year they all sold out in just 3 minutes! We’re excited to announce our third annual Mind the Product conference, which brings together product leaders from around the world to explore […]
What are the elements of a successful product? It’s never one thing but in addition to building an awesome product, it’s also about external factors (like market maturity, demand, etc) and of course marketing. It’s never just “build it, and they will come” but about achieving the right fit between all three. Skeptical? Over 450,000 […]
With today’s news that Facebook has acquired group messaging app WhatsApp for over $16 billion one of the quietest companies in Silicon Valley has proven the value of extreme product focus, and upset a few cardinal rules along the way.
Imagine you’re building a new product – say a Death Star. And it’s solving a particularly pesky problem – getting rid of Rebel Scum. You don’t really care what it looks like or if it’s particularly efficiently designed – so it tends to be seen as an engineering problem. But in the rush to market […]
There’s a common misconception out there that user centered design means being led by the user. The clearest example is the oft-repeated fallacy that Apple isn’t a user centered organization because they never ask users what they want. In some instances, being user centered means ignoring or even going against explicit user wishes in order […]
It’s easy to joke about the retro-futurism of the 1950′s with its kitsch views and inaccurate predictions, but we all still love it. We’re all excited about technology and digital product design, but what does it hold for our future? What are the opportunities and challenges ahead of us?