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Michele Ide-Smith discusses Lean UX and product design at ProductTank November 2014

Lean UX and Product Design

Michele Ide-Smith is a UX designer with over 17 years’ experience designing digital products and services. She loves solving complex problems: from re-designing government and educational services, to creating productivity tools for software teams, and she is currently a UX designer and researcher at The European Bioinformatics Institute. In this in-depth case study, Michele will share […]

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Ron Lichty

Product Owners: How to Get Your Development Team to Love You

Ron Lichty was first a product manager at Apple 25 years ago, then managed development of Apple’s Macintosh UI. Since then, he’s mostly focused on the development part of the team. His fifth book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools and Wisdom for Managing Software People and Projects, was published 3 years ago and it turns out Ron has […]

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Product Management for the Internet of Things

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, I walk you through the IoT Decision Framework I developed to tackle the complexity of IoT products. The framework provides a structured way to organize your product strategy, identify gaps, and build your IoT roadmap. The IoT Decision Framework The greatest challenge of managing an IoT solution is […]

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Julia Shalet talks about DIY UX research for product people

DIY User Research for Product People

The specialism of Julia Shalet – a.k.a. The Product Doctor –  is in driving and enabling people-centred product leadership for those working in fast pace environments. She works with clients such as Pearson and Fitbug, enabling their staff to be ‘lean’ in their approach to customer and product development. In this energetic and insightful talk, […]

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Andrew Harder at ProductTank

Finding Product Opportunities with User Research

In this ProductTank talk, Andrew Harder talked about common problems that product teams face in finding and choosing opportunities to pursue. He illustrated ways that user research can provide a deep understanding of user needs and help keep product discovery on track by knowing what questions you can and can’t ask of users, as well […]

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Michelle Lotia

10 Tips for Getting UX Research Off the Ground

Michelle Lotia joined us at ProductTank to share her top 10 tips for getting started with UX research, based on her experience building the User Research function at Notonthehighstreet.com from the ground up. While building the function itself, she was also working to educate the organisation about the process, value and collaboration possibilities that having […]

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Adrian Howard

Video: Lean Personas by Adrian Howard

How do you get everybody in your company to understand your customers — especially if you’re not 100% certain yourself? You ‘got out of the building’ and you’ve talked to your customers, but how do you communicate and build on what you’ve learned when you get back? Traditionally this meant a lot of up front […]

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Dr Dan Lockton at ProductTank London MArch 2015

Video: ‘Understanding Understanding’ in Design for Behavioural Change

In March, ProductTank focused on the role of psychology in developing and managing products. In this video Dr Dan Lockton, a visiting research tutor in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art, discusses the importance of ‘understanding understanding’ in design for behaviour change. The video covers how emotion can influence behaviour change – from black number […]

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Video: Getting the Most from Your User Research

User Research Throughout the Product Lifecycle was the theme of January’s ProductTank. This video shares Rosemary King’s talk on getting the most out of your user research and interviews, and how to overcome common mistakes. A Product Manager at Pivotal Labs, Rosemary highlights a number of what she calls “user research anti patterns” to highlight […]

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Max Gadney speaking at ProductTank

Video: The Reality of Bringing Services into Existence

“Every product is a service waiting to happen” was the theme of ProductTank in October. This video shares Max Gadney’s talk on the reality of bringing services into existence. Max Gadney is the leader of After The Flood, a data design agency developing strategy and services and creating digital products and film. Prior to this, […]

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