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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 »

How Culture Add Changes the Conversation on Hiring

BY Saielle DaSilva on June 25, 2019

You might know the term culture fit. You might even use it day-to-day, but hiring for culture fit could be having a hugely detrimental effect on your product organization. You may be limiting your ability to meet customer needs because of an unconscious bias across your organization. It can happen in any team, even in […] Read more »

Hire Women! - Debbie Madden on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 17, 2019

Debbie Madden wants you to make better teams – but because she knows what she’s doing, she gave her book the attention-grabbing title Hire Women. The founder and CEO of NYC-based Stride Consulting, Debbie offers practical advice for hiring managers, anyone looking for a new job, or who wants to change the culture in their current […] Read more »

The World is Colorful, so why Shouldn't our Users be? by Mirja Bester

BY Petra Wille on November 19, 2018

Modern corporate culture is slowly coming to understand the benefits of highly diverse teams, stretching from gender to personality types. But where does product management stand with embracing that same diversity and complexity in our users? At this year’s MTP Engage, product director at Xing, Mirja Bester, shared how she thinks that by taking the […] Read more »

How to Help Others Without Losing Yourself by Roisi Proven

BY Roisi Proven on July 20, 2018

Roisi Proven, product leader for startups in the media industry, brings us a personal case study about her journey towards leading with empathy without harming her own wellbeing. Please note, this talk deals with issues such as death, mental illness, and descriptions of mental breakdowns. Empathy as a Superpower Empathy is a powerful tool to […] Read more »

Why Diversity in Product Matters by Ozlem Yuce

BY Roisi Proven on July 11, 2018

Consultant Özlem Yuce discusses the importance of team diversity when building products, and the impact of a non-diverse team on product development. Wet Suits and Shirley Cards Not so long ago the prevailing wisdom for developing products for women was to “pink it and shrink it”. Nowhere was this clearer than with wet suits. Designed to […] Read more »

How to Invest at the Margins by Andy Ayim

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 27, 2018

Technology companies are developing products which shape the world we live in and the way that we experience our lives, but this is largely closed off to people from low-income groups. Barriers, both explicit and implied, exist to stop those with less from accessing these opportunities. How can we spot the potential to be exceptional […] Read more »

Why Diversity Isn't Just Right, but Smart

BY Martin Eriksson on May 31, 2017

As a Swede, the importance and value of diversity seems self-evident, yet the business world and the tech industry especially continue to struggle to embrace it. As I mentioned in my product management experience article, and as should be clear from the effort we put into the curation of our product management conferences, diversity is incredibly […] Read more »