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Video: The Root Causes of Product Failure by Marty Cagan

BY Martin Eriksson on September 9, 2015

Let’s be honest, most products fail. Even in the best companies this happens – for every Google AdWords there’s a Google Wave. In this insightful talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, the inimitable Marty Cagan outlines what he sees as the root causes of these failures. Most teams today start with an idea, even […] Read more »

Video: We shape our products and our products shape us by Josh Brewer

BY Martin Eriksson on August 28, 2015

In this thoughful and gripping talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Josh Brewer talks about what most of us instinctively feel – that as early adopters we’re not only the most passionate about technology but also the most wary of it’s potential impact. We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us. – […] Read more »

The Tyranny of 'Good Enough'

BY Kat Matfield on July 22, 2015

One of the most frustrating experiences in my career was caused by Microsoft Excel. Unlike the thousands of other people who can say that, I wasn’t even using Excel at the time. I was testing a prototype of a personal finance management app with a user who was already a habitual budgeter. They were delighted […] Read more »

Nilan Peiris, Dana Chisnell and Martina King Complete the Mind the Product London Line-up

BY Martin Eriksson on July 20, 2015

As if product leaders from Spotify, Google Ventures, Microsoft and HotelTonight as well as the founder of User Interface Engineering and the Web Psychologist weren’t enough awesomeness on one stage, we’ve got three more rockstar product leaders to round out the line-up at Mind the Product London in September! You have your tickets already right? […] Read more »

Rapid Prototyping & Product Management by Tom Chi

BY Martin Eriksson on July 17, 2015

Tom Chi has practiced rapid prototyping for over 15 years, on everything from software to hardware, organisational design to entrepreneurship. And a lot of the lessons he has learned in rapid prototyping are directly applicable to the discipline of product management. In this exceptional talk from Mind the Product San Francisco in June 2015, he […] Read more »

Video: Jon Kolko – Where Do Great New Products Come From?

BY Martin Eriksson on July 10, 2015

Do great new products come from vision, process or hard work? In this awesome talk from Mind the Product San Francisco 2015, Jon Kolko, Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design, VP of Product at Blackboard and author of Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love, discusses how a new product […] Read more »

Level-Up Your Product Management Skills with Our #mtpcon Workshops

BY Martin Eriksson on July 6, 2015

After the success of our previous workshops we are running a new set on Thursday, September 10th at a dedicated venue on Hatton Garden, followed by the Mind the Product 2015 conference on Friday. Based on your feedback we’re going much more advanced and in-depth on three of the workshops and continuing to offer our […] Read more »

Video: Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra

BY Martin Eriksson on July 2, 2015

In another exceptional talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, Kathy Sierra talks about what makes a product experience magical and extraordinary, and what makes those experiences different from our typical frustrating product experiences. Normally these are seen as binary choices, an experience is either humdrum or extraordinary. But Kathy argues that every experience has […] Read more »

Want to improve your design process? Question your fidelity.

BY John Willshire on March 17, 2015

I was sitting in a cafe in Brighton a few months ago, having breakfast with Andy from Clearleft. We were talking about I thing I was working on, and I’d used the word ‘fidelity’ to describe how close a project was ‘to the real world’ specifically in terms of people, rather than products. We talked […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »