SUNDAY REWIND: Overengineering can kill your product

BY Eira Hayward on May 12, 2024

This week’s Sunday Rewind is a 2021 post from engineer turned product manager Simon Munoz in which he looks at why products get over-engineered and at ways in which you might prevent it from happening. Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Five psychological principles of persuasive product design by Nathalie Nahai

BY Eira Hayward on February 25, 2024

This week’s Sunday Rewind is a #mtpcon 2015 talk on the psychological principles of persuasive product design, from psychologist Nathalie Nahai. Read more »

10x Product X Design: Product and research team collaboration by Jane Austin

BY Eira Hayward on December 7, 2023

In this great keynote at #mtpcon London 2023, Jane Austin, Chief Product Officer at Juniver, offers some ways to get product and design teams working together better. Watch the video in full, or read on for highlights from her talk. Read more »

Reflections on building developer-centric products

BY Ashwin Krishnamurthy on September 26, 2023

Why boundaries, protocols, and community are three key pillars for successful adoption of a developer-centric platform Read more »

A case study: how to produce a winning app redesign

BY Adelina Mihala on November 3, 2022

A failed redesign is expensive and has a big negative impact on user trust, satisfaction and business metrics. Here’s the story of how product managers at Wallapop turned a scary redesign into one that produced winning results. Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Product design in the era of the algorithm by Josh Clark

BY Louron Pratt on October 30, 2022

Machine learning has taken over vast parts of our world, from diagnosing medical conditions to legal queries to beating human players in Go. In this Sunday Rewind, we look back to 2017, when Josh Clark, Founder and Principal of Big Medium, shared how these advancements impact how we design, build, and manage products. Read more »

Learnings from London: What is it like to hold Google in your hand?

BY Louron Pratt on September 23, 2022

This week, we look back to #mtpcon London 2018. Google at the time just moved to making hardware such as Google Home. In this talk, Ivy Ross, Google’s VP of Design for Hardware at the time, led a keynote talk on working out what it felt like when you held Google in your hand. Read more »

The importance of an intrapreneur mindset for product design teams

BY Scott Jones on September 13, 2022

Intrapreneurs are – in the simplest terms – an internal entrepreneurial force within an organization –– self-motivated, action-oriented problem solvers who thrive when empowered to take the driver’s seat in delivering value to customers, the team, and the company overall. This article explores why it’s important to inherit that mindset in product design teams. Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: Stop thinking about the user interface

BY Eira Hayward on August 28, 2022

This week’s Sunday Rewind takes us back a few years to an article from Juan Jose Ramirez that unpicks our approach to product design and suggests a design methodology that product managers may find useful to add to their workflow. The author says that most product professionals start with a high-end design for their product Read more »

A case study: launching a custom product for solar roof innovator SunRoof

BY Katarzyna Malecka on August 18, 2022

Swedish company SunRoof makes solar roofs, combining solar power solutions with a unique roof design. In 2020, SunRoof started to expand into other EU countries – Poland, and Germany – and then to the USA. Its timing was good: the demand for clean energy was already surging, and consumers were increasingly aware of the advantages of energy self-sufficiency. Read more »