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Practical Design Thinking Part 1: What is it? And why Should I Care?

BY John Griffin on January 11, 2021

If you’re a product manager or working on a product team, you’ve probably heard of Design Thinking. But have you used it? Do you know what it is, apart from a buzzword everybody likes to use? And, more to the point, how can you start to use it to build better products? Product managers are, […] Read more »

Rapid Prototyping - Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 4, 2019

For our first episode back after a summer break, we chat with Philip Pantelides, who takes us on a journey through Japan, Indonesia and beyond. (er, Bristol.) As the Head of Product for Premium Services at Cookpad, Philip has become known for his unstinting attention to detail, and taking rapid prototyping to a whole new […] Read more »

The typology of design sprints

BY Julie Stanescu on October 25, 2017

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Kai Haley and Burgan Shealy share their insights into the different types of design sprints, and various ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals and needs. What is a design sprint? At its core, a design sprint is a tool for answering a critical business question through […] Read more »

Tactics for Redesigning and Relaunching Legacy Products

BY Adam Ghahramani on October 10, 2016

In this talk at ProductTank NYC I recounted five tactics I learned while helping relaunch dozens of digital products over the last decade, and then used to successfully relaunch ICv2.com. ICv2 is a popular trade website for the comic, graphic novel, board game and toy industries. The goal for the relaunch was a complete design and code […] Read more »

Building the Next Financial Times, Faster

BY Chris Massey on June 15, 2016

In 2008, the Financial Times was redesigned in a supposedly Agile way – it took four years, they ended up just shipped what they had, and was not considered a resounding success. Bede McCarthy talks about the latest attempt to update the FT.com site, and how they’re getting it right. The team has hit every major milestone on […] Read more »

Video: Lean UX in Product Management

BY Chris Massey on December 11, 2015

Lean UX and Lean product design came about about because it is really hard to work out what customers actually want. This is especially true for digital products, as the field is still really just getting started. At it’s core, Lean is about finding better ways to build products with a higher rate of success. […] 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: Rapid Prototyping Google Glass by Tom Chi

BY Martin Eriksson on December 17, 2012

Tom Chi is the Experience Lead for Special Projects at Google X, their in-house skunk labs that has brought us amazing products from augmented reality glasses in Project Glass to self driving cars. Tom has a rich background, having worked as a Designer, Product Manager, Developer, and Consultant, and at Mind the Product 2012 he […] Read more »

Rapid prototyping the Google X way

BY Basheera Khan on December 2, 2012

In How to make products that people love, Marty Cagan had tons of good advice for rapid product discovery, including the importance of finding the fastest, cheapest way to validate ideas. Chief among this toolkit is the rough live data prototype. For teams working primarily with digital products, this type of rapid prototyping in software […] Read more »