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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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User Research Tools and Methodologies - Morag McLaren (ProductTank London)

BY James Gadsby Peet on March 31, 2017

If you want a deep-dive into User Research, Morag is running a full day workshop on September 7th. Grab your seat soon! Morag McLaren Product Manager at Whatusersdo.com talks to ProductTank London about User Research Tools and Methodologies. The Context & Timing of Research Changes the Results you get You need to find out the […]

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User Research - Making it Work in Government - Katy Arnold (ProductTank London)

BY James Gadsby Peet on March 29, 2017

Katy Arnold, Head of User Research and Design at The Home Office, talks to ProductTank London about making User Research Work in Government. The civil service has traditionally been focussed on moving paper The Digital team at the Home Office’s remit is to help the rest of the organisation move towards a more digitally enabled […]

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Getting into Design Sprints - an AMA Interview

BY C. Todd Lombardo on February 24, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion in the Mind the Product Slack community, where we talked about Design Sprints, how I take my coffee (a cortado), and my favorite board game (Chutes ‘N Ladders!). I’ve pulled together the Design Sprints bit of the conversation, as I […]

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Design Disruptors (ProductTank NYC)

BY Tremis Skeete on February 23, 2017

Design Disruptors was released by InVision in 2016. The film was created to highlight some of the world’s most influential companies that are putting user centered design first, transforming the way users do everything from hailing a cab or using social media, to banking online, and finding new music. In January 2017 ProductTank NYC in collaboration […]

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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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A Foundation for Data-Driven UX

BY Chris Massey on October 7, 2016

At ProductTank NYC, Lindsay Silver talked about the challenges of blending the inspiration of fashion and taste with the guidance offered by huge amounts of hard data at Conde Nast, where he is the Head of Data Technology. Specifically, he walked through an internal data product for that leverages UX data to support creative and […]

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The Day-To-Day Product Management Toolkit

BY Linda Johannessen on August 5, 2016

In this talk from ProductTank Oslo, Janna Bastow focused on practical advice: What tools should you use as a product manager, and how do you use them? As a product manager you have different areas that all need their own set of tools, such as design, customer success, analytics, product and overall efficiency. Good tools will […]

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Becoming an Industry-Agnostic Product Manager

BY Becky Yelland on July 27, 2016

General Skills As a product manager, you are at the epicentre of the wider product team, the glue holding all the pieces together. What I’ve realised in my years of managing product across multiple sectors is that this role does not deviate or change significantly, regardless of industry, whatever product you produce, or for whatever […]

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