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Video: The Coolest Job in the World

BY Janna Bastow on January 31, 2014

Imagine being just like James Bond. When 007 walks into an exclusive bar, the barman recognises him and pours his vodka martini (shaken not stirred, of course). You don’t see Bond having to pull out his wallet to pay, he is automatically extended credit.  At ProductTank January, Yuval Samet (@yuvalsamet) of Klarna talks about how they […]

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Video: Stripe uses Product as a Competitive Advantage

BY Janna Bastow on January 24, 2014

How can an API for payments, admittedly not the most alluring of products, still garner so much love from its users? Andy Young (@andyy) asked the same question at ProductTank January. Andy works on UK things at Stripe, a company in the payments space that just yesterday got funded with a valuation of $1.75B, talked […]

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Video: Lean Product Development

BY Martin Eriksson on January 14, 2014

Is your product disruptive or sustaining? There’s nothing wrong with being sustaining by the way – a disruptive company that is successful quickly becomes a sustaining company. The important thing is to understand where on this spectrum you lie because both need to think differently when it comes to everything from marketing to how to […]

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Video: The Future is not an Internet-Connected Egg Box

BY Janna Bastow on January 13, 2014

The recent trends, of everything becoming connected, show no signs of letting up. By 2020, predictions state that over 50 billion items will be Internet-connected, from lightbulbs to plugs to fridges. Even yoga mats, argued Alex Jones, a business design consultant at Fjord, at the ProductTank November event – as a rule of thumb, all […]

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Video: Innovations that matter

BY Martin Eriksson on January 6, 2014

Innovation is critical to the success of any product or business, but today it’s so simple to test and measure iterative innovation that we forget that there is a whole other class of innovation – the long shot. You just can’t get to these innovations through a process of marginal gains which makes them much […]

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Video: How to love A/B and Multivariate Testing

BY Janna Bastow on December 26, 2013

Running a multivariate test or even a simple AB test can be daunting. With each variation, there are additional tests to be run and measured, and it can all get overwhelming very quickly.  At ProductTank October, Alex Smith, the Site Development Manager at Charles Tyrwhitt, showed us what he measured and why, and talked about […]

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Video: Using Data & Insight in Developing New Products

BY Janna Bastow on December 23, 2013

Taking an idea from crazy pub conversations to launch can be a daunting and difficult process. At ProductTank October, Jo Binding, the former General Manager of Strategy & Product Development at BT Sport made a case for using analytics effectively every step of the way. Jo covered off the analytics that were involved in the […]

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Video: Beyond usable - mapping emotion to experience

BY Martin Eriksson on December 20, 2013

Addiction or devotion? The complexity of our relationships between connected experiences, devices and people is increasing. In her talk at Mind the Product 2013, design ethnographer Kelly Goto presents underlying emotional indicators that reveal surprising attachments to brands, products, services and devices. She argues that we must move past addiction and into meaning — using […]

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Video: Data-Driven Nonsense

BY Janna Bastow on December 16, 2013

At ProductTank October, Lee Duddell, the Founder & Head of UX at WhatUsersDo, spoke about some of the potential pitfalls of using analytics. He argued that data is often incomplete, and that blindly following data can lead to incremental improvements that may actually hinder progress on your product. What’s more, he demonstrates how it’s easy […]

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Video: How to Build a Billion Dollar App

BY Martin Eriksson on December 13, 2013

There have only been 10 startups that have exited for over a billion dollars in the last 5 years, but at Mind the Product 2013, George Berkowski showed that there’s still huge opportunity out there. There are still 6 feature phones for every smart phone in the market and as prices come down that means […]

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