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Building Products AI-First by Aparna Chennapragada

BY Martin Eriksson on July 14, 2017

Over the last 5-10 years our computer’s ability to understand our voice commands and pictures have made dramatic leaps forward – from barely being able to understand simple commands (or different accents) to comprehending complex commands or questions, the way we interact with computers is changing dramatically. And it’s all down to machine learning. Machine […]

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All the Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on April 18, 2017

UPDATED Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with double the number of workshops, more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before. But most importantly, we are thrilled to bring you some of the best minds in product and design from around […]

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Metaphor and Stories in Product Management by Elizabeth Churchill

BY Martin Eriksson on October 21, 2016

Product managers are the vision setters and story tellers of a business, according to Elizabeth Churchill, a Director of User Experience at Google – it’s their job to tell compelling stories and engage users. At this year’s London #mtpcon, Churchill, who is a psychologist by training, gave a presentation full of insight and practical takeaways, […]

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Video: 10x Not 10%, Product Management by Orders of Magnitude by Ken Norton

BY Martin Eriksson on December 17, 2015

History is littered with companies who missed the boat on big new innovations and optimised their way to obsolescence – from Kodak inventing the digital camera but shelving it for fear of cannibalising their film revenue, to Swiss watchmakers inventing the quartz watch movement but letting the Japanese eat their market with it. Ken Norton […]

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Video: Going from Meh to Awesome by Shiva Rajaraman

BY Martin Eriksson on October 9, 2015

Shiva Rajaraman has a long record building amazing products across YouTube, Google and now Spotify and joined us at Mind the Product in London to share some of the lessons he’s learned along the way. Relish the random Every product out there has been hacked, extended, or reused by its users in some way, and […]

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Irene Au - Design is as important as technology

BY Martin Eriksson on October 24, 2014

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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What would you do as a Product Manager on Google+?

BY Sam Collins on January 13, 2012

My real gripe with the Product Vision behind Google+ is… it doesn’t appear to have one. Forget the criticisms of Google+ tactics – instead let’s take a look at their strategy and get constructive. In order to make this worthwhile, we first have to reverse engineer what the goal of Google+ might be. I don’t […]

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A classic example of how Google screws up design

BY Sam Collins on September 23, 2011

OSX Lion brought a lot of multitouch gestures into applications. One of my favourites is the two finger swipe right/left to go back/forwards in Safari. When you scroll to the page limits, Apple shows off that elastic rebound they mastered so well on iOS. If the back/forward function is available on that page, your swipe […]

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User Feedback, The Google+ Way

BY Sam Collins on July 25, 2011

Direct feedback from users of your product is an essential part of product management. While analytics will provide heaps of data to infer what users are thinking, direct feedback from users adds another dimension to this data. And Google seems to have upped the stakes recently. This is a look at one of the most important aspects […]

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