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Product Design in the Era of the Algorithm by Josh Clark

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 17, 2017

Machine learning has taken over huge parts of our world, from diagnosis of medical conditions to legal queries to beating human players in Go. How does this affect how we design, build, and manage products? In this insightful talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Josh Clark shares how we need to think about product […]

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Daniel Harvey - User Research When Your Customers are not Your Users

BY Jayson Robinson on November 15, 2017

  The trash heap of history is littered with the corpses of unicorns. Most companies talk a good game of customer centricity and design, but aren’t doing the hard part: user research. The Cult of the Designer ‘Design’ as a concept is now widely discussed and debated without real understanding of what it actually means. […]

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Product Development When you Don't Have the Right Technology Expertise

BY Lev Barbalat on November 8, 2017

A few months ago, I was given the task of delivering a product using technology that our company had never worked with and that our team had never encountered. My first thought was that it was highly risky and that there was little chance of success. But my second thought was: “OK, if I don’t […]

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How Calm Technology Can Help Us Be More Human by Amber Case

BY James Gadsby Peet on November 3, 2017

As demonstrated with her TED talk we are all cyborgs now Amber Case has a pretty unique perspective on how technology impacts people’s’ lives. With clients, Amber regularly has to reign in their ideas – such as the smart fridge, which she sees leading us towards the Dystopian kitchen of the Future. Petnet.io is another […]

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Critical Customer Touchpoints for a Successful Product Launch

BY Amanpreet Kaur on October 31, 2017

As a product manager, one of your key goals is to solve your customers’ problems. Listening to your customers is the best way to get to know their problems and current methods, and then you can brainstorm for a solution. But how do you start? The process of working up an idea and developing it […]

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Creativity by Scott Berkun

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 27, 2017

The word “build” originally comes from using atoms to construct things. In 1884, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier were innovators who were looking to build the world’s largest structure out of rarely used materials – steel & iron – for their employer Mr Eiffel. The grander your idea, the greater the risk that whoever you […]

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The Typology of Design Sprints

BY Julie Stanescu on October 25, 2017

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, Kai Haley (Lead of Design Relations and the Google Sprint Master Academy) and Burgan Shealy (UX Design Lead at Google) share insights into what are the different types of design sprints, and various ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals and needs. At its core, a design […]

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Improving the UX of Your Terms and Conditions Page (and 6 Easy Ways To Do It)

BY Erik Episcopo on October 20, 2017

When it comes to designing or improving the UX of a website, how often do you consider your terms and conditions page? My guess: hardly ever. I know what you’re thinking, “why spend time improving a page that 99% of people don’t read when I should be working on my home page, pricing page, or […]

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Great Design for Great Digital Products by Jane Austin

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 20, 2017

Rather than having a single “genius” designer who drives their own solutions to problems, quality design facilitates the bringing together of different perspectives. For this to work, you need to build a deep, shared understanding, and once you get to this point, you can operate through consent, not consensus, meaning that decisions can be made […]

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Sharon Kean - Apps & Flat Packs

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 17, 2017

Summary: If you want to change legacy systems or industries, focus on bringing people with you. This helps you find solutions which genuinely solve problems rather than imposing your perspective on others. Bloom & Wild are trying to make flower delivery easy and fun – No longer do you need to worry about whether someone […]

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