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The Tyranny of ‘Good Enough’

One of the most frustrating experiences in my career was caused by Microsoft Excel. Unlike the thousands of other people who can say that, I wasn’t even using Excel at the time. I was testing a prototype of a personal finance management app with a user who was already a habitual budgeter. They were delighted […]

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Nilan Peiris, Dana Chisnell and Martina King Complete the Mind the Product London Line-up

As if product leaders from Spotify, Google Ventures, Microsoft and HotelTonight as well as the founder of User Interface Engineering and the Web Psychologist weren’t enough awesomeness on one stage, we’ve got three more rockstar product leaders to round out the line-up at Mind the Product London in September! You have your tickets already right? […]

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Tom Chi at Mind the Product San Francisco

Video: Tom Chi on Rapid Prototyping & Product Management

Tom Chi has practiced rapid prototyping for over 15 years, on everything from software to hardware, organisational design to entrepreneurship. And a lot of the lessons he has learned in rapid prototyping are directly applicable to the discipline of product management. In this exceptional talk from Mind the Product San Francisco in June 2015, he […]

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Video: Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra

In another exceptional talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, Kathy Sierra talks about what makes a product experience magical and extraordinary, and what makes those experiences different from our typical frustrating product experiences. Normally these are seen as binary choices, an experience is either humdrum or extraordinary. But Kathy argues that every experience has […]

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Genevieve Bell at Mind the Product

Being Human in a Digital World: Lessons from the intersection of tech & culture

Genevieve Bell is an anthropologist and leads Intel Labs’ interaction and experience research. She uses qualitative and quantitative research into what people want, their desires, hopes and dreams to inspire next generation product design and technical innovation. In this extraordinary talk at #mtpcon, she provokes and reflects on 15 years of researching the intersection of […]

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Irene Au

Irene Au – Design is as important as technology

Irene Au, operating partner at Khosla Ventures, led the user experience team at Google for six years and the user experience and design team at Yahoo! for eight years. In this talk she looks at how the different views of design at Google and Yahoo affected the companies. What was it about Yahoo’s organisational structure […]

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