Charlie Sutton – Designing for Virtual Reality

Mind the Product

A cinematic understanding of how to build an environment and a mood that transports people to places. 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 role of a designer in this world?

Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

Mind the Product

We got excited about its Snapchat-like Messenger Day, Venmo-like Payments, ride-requesting Transportation, and Event Reminder. Facebook: Introducing Transportation on Messenger. We tend to think of Chinese companies as imitators rather than innovators, but is this fair?

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What Should Tesla Product Managers Do When Your Customers Try To Break Their Product?

The Accidental Product Manager

The future consists of automatous cars transporting us to where we want to go with little or no input from us. Caption: Customers are trying to break Tesla’s auto drive feature Image Credit: randychiu.

Scaling Your Platform and Managing its Evolution

Mind the Product

You’ll find platforms across many industries, from transportation to book publishing. Examples of platforms are all around us. Businesses that have been successful at building platforms have disrupted traditional companies and scaled quickly.

Bar Code Scanner Product Managers Find A Way To Grow Their Market

The Accidental Product Manager

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Transportation and warehousing industry has the highest rate of occupational injuries. Caption: Bar code scanners have been around for a while, how do you grow your market? Image Credit: Unitech.

3 product manager types–and other innovation insights for product managers June 24, 2016 - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

5) Personal Transportation. (6) Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers, developers, and innovators be heroes. . Which of the 3 types of product mangers are you? (1) 1) Builders – the classic product manager. (2)

Technology-Powered Disruption

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Whether it’s transportation, entertainment, health care, or any other industry, I fully expect we’ll see new companies and teams emerge that apply the techniques of technology-powered products to disrupt their industries. Most people by now have read Marc Andreessen’s Why Software Is Eating The World. This was written back in 2011, and I’ve been watching his predictions play out in companies all around the world.

Where Does Product End and Brand Begin?

Pragmatic Marketing

Then there’s a market for an on-demand car transportation service that behaves differently. You don’t go to Starbucks for the coffee. Coffee is what you walk out the door with, but it’s not what keeps you returning to Starbucks (or to another favorite coffee shop).

Jobs to be Done | Obstacles: What Holds New Ideas Back

Pragmatic Marketing

If we want to get around the city, public transportation is typically good enough to get the job done. And when you need to carry groceries or bulky items home from the store, public transportation is less than ideal. While researching the food and beverage sector a few years back, we came across a young woman living in what she described as a “unique” apartment. It had no kitchen.