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

BY Martin Eriksson on January 2, 2015

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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Alex Osterwalder - Designing your Value Proposition

BY Martin Eriksson on November 14, 2014

In this video, Alex Osterwalder– the author and inventor of the Business Model Canvas, a tool to visualise, challenge and reinvent business models – talks about his next book: Value Proposition Design. He leads the MTPcon audience through an exercise to help identify the jobs their product should do and the gains and pains of […]

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Leisa Reichelt - Changing organisations to improve products

BY Martin Eriksson on November 7, 2014

Leisa Reichelt, head of user research at the UK’s government digital services, spoke to us at Mind the Product 2014 about how good design and good team work can create great innovative products, even within slow moving and conservative organisations. The key is to change the DNA of the organisation. In this talk Leisa shares some […]

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Fred Destin - You need to embrace chaos to succeed

BY Martin Eriksson on October 31, 2014

Fred Destin, partner at Atlas Ventures and 12-year veteran venture capitalist, talks about the increasing pace of change in the world, the chaos that can create and how we can thrive in that chaos. In this inspiring talk he lays out how difficult it is to predict and define success in today’s fast-paced society. He […]

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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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Des Traynor - Product strategy in a growing company

BY Martin Eriksson on October 20, 2014

“If software is eating the world, then product managers are setting the menu”. Des Traynor, co-founder of customer communication platform Intercom, talks about how to create simple, yet brilliant products. He asks us to consider where products come from and how they are made, arguing that a product manager should know where the product stops […]

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Nir Eyal - Building habit-forming products

BY Martin Eriksson on October 10, 2014

Nir Eyal, the author and entrepreneur behind the book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, talks about the secrets behind the success of companies like Facebook and Twitter. What is it that makes a product habit-forming and even addictive? Nir argues that it’s a hook that consists of a chain of events: a trigger, an […]

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Dave Wascha - Inside the mind of the product manager

BY Martin Eriksson on October 3, 2014

Dave Wascha, Chief Product Officer at Moo.com, gets inside the mind of the product manager and uncovers how profoundly the structure of the brain dictates how we see and approach the world – most strikingly how the brain has evolved to seek out patterns. This pattern seeking affects all of us, and in fact creates […]

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Kathy Sierra - Building badass users

BY Martin Eriksson on September 26, 2014

Kathy Sierra, who created one of the largest (and friendliest) developer communities, javaranch.com and the bestselling Head First tech book series for O’Reilly, talks about the sociological side of the product development – how to build badass users, not just badass products. She focuses on how to attract users, but also on how to keep […]

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Thanks for making #mtpcon bigger and better than ever

BY Martin Eriksson on September 19, 2014

Last Friday over 1,000 passionate product people from 39 countries descended on the Barbican Centre in London for the biggest product conference in the world. We’ve been completely blown away by the feedback and response from our audience and our speakers – you can see just some of the awesome tweets below. A huge thanks […]

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