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Charlie Sutton - Designing for Virtual Reality

BY Julie Stanescu on July 28, 2017

For product designers, most of their work of the last ten years has been for a glass rectangle of some form (smartphone, laptop, smartwatch). In the next decade, it’s like their work will increasingly be on a canvas that is larger, more immersive and distributed – and possibly even autonomous in behavior. What is the […]

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Adrian Franks - Creative Design Tools

BY Tremis Skeete on July 26, 2017

Adrian Franks is a design director and creative strategist at IBM, where he worked to design and develop the Creative Toolbox, helping designers and product managers familiarize themselves with the various tools available to prototype and create new products. Adrian spent about 20 years as a creative professional, and 15 years in the digital space. […]

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How to Win Enterprise-User Buy-In - Eric Menzie

BY Chul Kwon on May 18, 2017

Eric Menzie, CRM Head of Product at Wells Fargo Securities, talks to ProductTank New York about How to Win Enterprise User Buy-In. Eric shares six important User Buy-In lessons that are applicable to both enterprise and consumer product management. #1 Find out What Really Matters “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would […]

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Made With the Finest Rainbows: Was Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino a Success?

BY Jenny Wanger on May 2, 2017

Glitter and sparkles swept America by storm the other weekend! Or at least some coffee shops, as Starbucks released its limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino (UF). People were sipping on blue and pink concoctions all over the place, and everyone had an opinion. Not everyone liked it — the top posts on Instagram with #tastesdisgusting were […]

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Can an Advertising-Driven Business Model Coexist With Products That Users Love?

BY Madeleine Want on April 21, 2017

How can we design products that users love, while also building a sustainable business model through advertising? User experience and advertisements seem incompatible.  For publishers or social platforms, content and services are normally free to use — and in our age of information accessibility, users expect it to stay that way. Meanwhile, product managers are tasked with maximising […]

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Focusing On Your Brand Will Produce a Better Product

BY Chris Massey on March 8, 2017

We all want to build products which connect with our users and drive engagement. In this talk, Jesus Ramirez, VP Product at Tallwave Capital, explains how effectively leveraging brand in your products can create user experiences which do just that, and which turn your customers into advocates. Brand or Product? – Blurring the lines in […]

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Product Management is About Making Mistakes

BY Gabriel García Fernández on February 14, 2017

Once upon a time, I met a product manager of a company who was leading a freemium model product, with some success. He regularly interviewed users to work out their needs, he gathered and analyzed usage data of the product to extract new requirements, and he defined new features with a high level of detail. […]

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The Challenge of Managing - and Communicating - Customer Insights

BY Lorian Leong on February 7, 2017

When developing products, customer insight is vital to understanding the critical question: where are we going? Insights can help us better to understand our product and how it fits into the everyday lives of users — users who live in an age of abundance, where every product competes for a minute of attention. But insights […]

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Psychology for Designers - Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow

BY Chris Massey on February 6, 2017

Joe Leech is a UX consultant and author of the book Psychology for Designers, and he splits his time between doing huge amounts of research, advising companies on design strategy, and rolling his sleeves up and actually doing design work himself. In this energetic talk at ProductTank London, Joe gives some real-world examples from his […]

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Finding Inspiration for Customer Journey Mapping

BY Gleb Smolich on February 2, 2017

Customer journey mapping (CJM) is an underestimated marketing tool. Because customer journey maps can be hard to create and their results cannot always be tracked, it can be tempting to use other ways to increase conversion rates on a company website or online shop. But sometimes, you need to create a customer journey map to […]

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