The Scooter Platform Play: Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation

Andrew Chen

Like a toy, a scooter seems underpowered vs other transportation options. The post The Scooter Platform Play: Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation appeared first on andrewchen ( lime).

Product Managers Want To Know: Why Do Malls Fail?

The Accidental Product Manager

The newer malls were better able to capitalize on changing demographics and customer transportation options. Competition anchor store competition demographic failed Internet mall modern features online shopping selection of stores transportationWho knew that a mall could fail?

The E-Scooter Market is in High Gear, But Are Commuters Pumping the Brakes?


The transportation market is changing rapidly, and large investments are being made in the space, but what do consumers think about electric scooters? What would inspire more commuters to use these new means of transportation instead of driving, walking, or hailing an Uber?

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

The CEO has stated that the company’s vision is to make Uber the cheap and efficient alternative to both owning a vehicle and taking public transportation. (He So if we understand the Vision correctly, Uber wants people to use them as their sole source of transportation.

5 Essentials for App Beta Testing


Go into a grocery store, a mall, a transit station, and you’ll see apps for everything from shopping to parking to public transportation. Apps are both readily accessible and everywhere.

The Beginner’s Guide to Identifying Beta Program Metrics


I recently had an opportunity to work with Alex Larsen , the manager of the technical operations beta team at Trimble Transportation, on just that. What are beta program metrics exactly? Which ones are important? Why do I need them?

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?

Professional Spotlight: Adam Fisher-Cox of Talent Inc.


You’ve worked on multiple transportation apps and written extensively about designing for transit. What are some unique challenges of creating transportation apps today? When they’re designed right and with a user-centered mindset, mobile apps can make our lives better.

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?

Product Management Truths and Trends


Chris Bennetts , Executive Director Digital Product and Services at Transport for NSW. This blog is about a couple of Product Management truths and trends.

Travis – thank you for leading us at Uber

Andrew Chen

Wenqi Shao: Thank you Travis for inspiring us to change the face of transportation, for being our chief problem solver. Uber is fundamentally reshaping people’s transportation habits and how they interact with their cities.

The IRL channel: Offline to online, Online to offline

Andrew Chen

Couple examples: Transportation fits into this bucket, which is why Uber’s rider acquisition mostly viral/WOM Traveling and going out are social activities. ( dmagazine).

Product Managers Investigate Car Subscriptions

The Accidental Product Manager

What this means for the average customer is if they normally drive a Cadillac sedan during the week and if they want to go to the beach or transport a group of friends somewhere, they can request one of Cadillac’s Escalade SUVs to accomplish this task.

Product Managing Your Career—Stanford PM Instructor Daniel Elizade

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

It's a unique, excellent vehicle that solves the user problem of transportation that's positioned toward a well-thought out niche with a mission. Daniel Elizade teaches Internet of Things product management at Stanford University, and works as an Internet-of-Things PM Coach full-time. In this Path to PM blog post, Daniel and I discuss IoT product management and how to succeed in PM recruiting by imagining yourself as a product. Tell us about how you broke into product management.

Building Accessibility in to Your Products: Just Do It!

Mind the Product

I led the product team for a travel app, during the time that the US Department of Transportation issued rules requiring all websites offering air transportation to be accessible. Building accessible products is the right thing to do. In concept, this is not a difficult idea to agree with.

Inside the Mind and Methodology of a Data Scientist

Birst BI

He has developed software for domains, including transportation, production and inventory optimization, asset maintenance, and sales pipeline prediction.

Technology-Powered Disruption


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.

What we can Learn from Electric Scooter Companies like Lime and Bird

Mind the Product

The buzz just before the launch of his Segway personal transporter was astonishing. Famously, back in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen was going to change the world. Tech investor John Doerr posited that it would be more important than the internet.

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

I have a number of out-of-pocket costs: transportation to/from the airport both ways, airfare, hotel nights, food. Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash. Consultants who make money speak at conferences. I love to speak. Give me a microphone—I am a happy person.

2018 essay collection on growth metrics, marketplaces, viral growth in the enterprise, and more (PDF included)

Andrew Chen

The Scooter Platform Play: Why scooter startups are important and strategic to the future of transportation. Because scooters are used more frequently, and for shorter trips than rideshare, it creates a huge opportunity to be the “starting point” for transportation.

TEI 212: Lean-driven innovation for product managers – with Norbert Majerus

Product Innovation Educators

We tested it on a Department of Transportation tire test and it failed, which lead Goodyear to pass on further development. We tested it on a Department of Transportation tire test and it failed, which lead Goodyear to pass on further development.

How Can Car Rental Product Managers Deal With Upstarts?

The Accidental Product Manager

When you travel and you need transportation at the other end of your trip, what do you do? Upstart firms have arrived that allow private car owners to rent their cars to people who need transportation.

What’s next for marketplace startups? Reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, that’s what.

Andrew Chen

In the early 2010s, a wave of on-demand marketplaces for simple services arose, including transportation, food delivery, and valet parking. [Dear readers, this essay is on the future of marketplaces. Is there still room for marketplace startups to innovate? We answer, emphatically, yes!

Lost In Digital Space? Why A New App Is Like Travelling

UX Studio

I’m not saying that Rome has designed an unbearably confusing public transport system. This works not only while using public transportation, but also often when using digital products. Getting around in digital space can be just as challenging as an unknown physical location; new apps or websites can overwhelm new eyes. This post will cover how experiencing new places while travelling made me a better UX designer. Just take the metro, they said.

Build your customer relationships around consistency and trust

Inside Intercom

Just over 200 years ago the first steam-powered train entered service on The Middleton Railway in northern England and began transporting coal between Middleton and Leeds. The Industrial Revolution’s innovations in transport allowed businesses to operate at a scale which just wasn’t feasible before. It feels like we’re entering a golden age in relationships between customers and businesses. But really we’re just coming full circle.

Business Website Design: How To Make It Awesome? (UX Case Study)

UX Studio

TRIGO Group offers quality solutions, mainly focusing on the automotive, aerospace and other transport industries. A website redesign does not take much. It means you already have a website which just needs a facelift, right? If so, it usually takes one to three months, depending on information load and purpose. So why did we work three times longer on this business website design? Client.

Omni-Channel Product


Think of industries like banking, insurance, transportation, media, and retail. Have you ever received a text notification from your airline about a flight delay before the ground crew in the waiting area has the information? Have you been unclear on whether to call your bank’s web support or banking support line to answer a particular question? Are you baffled by the differences in your favorite retailer’s in-store and online experiences?

Consumer startups are awesome, and here’s what I’m looking for at a16z (70 slide deck)

Andrew Chen

Transportation and travel. Transportation is an intrinsically viral product – they are social activities. Above: New technology has always captivated consumers! Dear readers, I’m often asked- so what kind of startups are you investing in at Andreessen Horowitz?

Should Product Managers Allow Customers To “Hack” Their Product?

The Accidental Product Manager

However, what they are discovering is that more and more young people are not viewing motorcycles as their preferred means of transportation. IKEA is designing products to be modified by their customers Image Credit: Lee Haywood.

Is developing for desktop dead?

The Product Coalition

Because web-based applications are more accessible, transportable and flexible than desktop apps. Photo by Hugo GF on Unsplash Traditionally, we accessed applications via desktop. We downloaded and installed products, using that native digital doorway saved to our computer for repeat entry.

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.

What Is the Average Product Management Salary In Every Continent

The Product Coalition

Also, certain cities have substantially higher living costs (housing, transportation): wages have to reflect this. Product Management pays off. But it also pays ! Everyone is aware of how much a PM can add to any team.

What Can Amazon Product Managers Do About The Customers They Don’t Have?

The Accidental Product Manager

Use Uber for transportation and look things up online. Can you believe it? Some people still don’t shop at Amazon! Image Credit: Claudio Toledo. As product managers, we spend a great deal of our time trying to figure out ways to get more people to buy our products.

What the evolution of cities can teach us about building platforms

Inside Intercom

They took note and improved public transport and implemented bike schemes, for instance. Sure, we need buildings and transportation but if we remove all the places where we can have human and personal interactions, then what is left but cold concrete and steel? These days it seems like everyone wants their service to become the next big platform – every budding entrepreneur begins their pitch by stating their aspiration to become the next Uber, Airbnb or Facebook of their field.

How Can Product Managers Get Their Customers To Ride?

The Accidental Product Manager

However, what they are discovering is that more and more young people are not viewing motorcycles as their preferred means of transportation. Product managers need to find out how to get young people to ride motorcycles Image Credit: How do you get to work every day?

Product Thinking vs Product Management?—?The Difference Unveiled

The Product Coalition

House appliances, transportation, entertainment… innovations became staple items of contemporary human life. Product Thinking vs Product Management?—?The The Difference Unveiled Well, how to start discussing Product Thinking vs Product Management?

Attack of the Post-It Notes

The Product Coalition

for that’s how they transported themselves?—?of Product managers, consider this a warning… It started slowly. There was no warning, no call to arms, no time to prepare. This was not your typical invasion.

Designing UX In An App For People With Disabilities — UX Case Study

UX Studio

The Route4U is an app for people with disabilities which aims to make transportation equally easy for everyone. In a recent project, we had the opportunity to work on a product that really makes a difference. It posed plenty of challenges. We also had a very tight deadline to have a positive impact on the product. This case study walks through the process of how we managed to successfully close the project. How the product started — Route4U. A wheelchair really complicates a social life.

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The Hierarchy of User Friction

Sachin Rekhi

Uber has been incredibly successful not only because it delivers rides at a lower price, but it significantly reduces the cognitive friction previously associated with taking a taxi, bus, or really any form of public transportation.

Citrix Troubleshooting 101: Frequently Asked Questions

eG Innovations

Consider preparing your ADC Gateway virtual servers and end-user devices to support Adaptive Transport. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployments are performance sensitive.