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Diversity in product: Are we nearly there?

BY Eira Hayward on April 15, 2021 for Prioritised Members

We all know that diverse teams build better products: if your products are to resonate and find traction with the general population, then that population needs to be represented within your team. But although we’ve explored the reasons why it makes sense to hire with diversity in mind for some time — for example Martin […] Read more »

Building Accessible Products - Jonathan Hassell on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on February 17, 2021

Accessibility is one of those things that we all know we should do, but are rarely confident that we’ve done it well.  To get over that hump, we talked with Prof Jonathan Hassell about how and when to embed and test for accessibility (or a11y!), when you can skip it, and how to convince stakeholders […] Read more »

Is Inclusive Design Enough? by Julian Thompson

BY Imogen Schels on December 2, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Julian Thompson the Founder of Rooted by Design, explores a critical question – is inclusive design enough? Julian studied law, focusing on human rights and public policy, before training in design and has spent the last eight-plus years exploring how to put an inclusive design lens over his design […] Read more »

Not Your Typical Product People - Marton Gaspar & Eli Montgomery on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on November 11, 2020

Diversity at work comes in many forms, but neurodiversity is one that we don’t discuss as much in the workplace. This week, we’re joined on the podcast by Marton Gaspar and Eli Montgomery, to give us two different points of view on the topic. Marton’s recently been talking publicly about his experiences as an autistic […] Read more »

A Product Manager's Approach to Growing Teams

BY Sharon Kean on August 28, 2020

When I joined TransferWise one of the things I wanted to bring to the mission was my experience building strong teams, because when you’re building best-in-class products that solve customers problems at scale you need high performing teams that can work quickly and efficiently. I’ve now been with the company for six months and it […] Read more »

Thinking Outside the Product Box by Jimena Almendares

BY Jon Horvath on August 21, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Jimena Almendares, Product Executive at Facebook, uses data to dismantle the idea of a “normal” user, showing the benefits of building products beyond biases and binaries. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points: There’s no such thing […] Read more »

Inclusive Design: Dreams and Disasters by Nancy Douyon

BY Jon Horvath on August 7, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Nancy Douyon, Design Ethicist and Product Philosopher, illustrates the importance of unlearning our Nobility Complex, taking our research away from Western cultures and looking at how we can design for underrepresented groups, leveraging our privilege to better serve everyone. Watch the video to see her talk in full. Or […] Read more »

Bias in Interviews and why Hiring in Product is Broken

BY Adam Thomas on June 11, 2020

Hiring in product is broken, and those hypothetical product questions you get asked in interviews are just the tip of the iceberg. “Describe a coffee cup.” No, you’re not in the middle of a therapy session, you’re in a product manager interview, and a bad one at that. If you can, you should get up […] Read more »

Inclusivity: Talking Up in UX by Jeremy Bailey

BY Andres Phillips on June 1, 2020

Bubbles are the enemy of a good product. They form the boundaries that limit our perception of reality and limits the ability to come to conclusions. In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Jeremy Bailey, now Head of Experience at Freshbooks, shares with us a story of how we can strive to make our products more inclusive. […] Read more »

Digital Accessibility - a Guide for Product Managers

BY Imogen Schels on May 5, 2020 for Prioritised Members

In light of the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) (21 May 2020) and, at a time where digital products are very much in the spotlight, we’re digging deep into accessibility to better understand how we, as product managers, can improve our digital products. Introduction According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15% of the world’s […] Read more »