Product Tunnel-vision

Joe Cotellese

The post Product Tunnel-vision appeared first on Joe Cotellese. Product, UX & StrategyFocus on the problem, not the solution. I just spent about a half an hour looking for a photo sleeve for a baby album. I needed to do this because the sleeve was torn.

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

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Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision

RealtimeBoard

Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. The post Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Experience design UX ai iot

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

You will need development team representatives like a user experience (UX) designer, developer, and tester, key stakeholders such as a sales rep, marketer, and support person, and a Scrum Master, as the following picture shows. Why a Product Strategy Process Matters.

The Lean UX Process

Product Bookshelf

Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams by Jeff Gothelf. Lean UX Principles. Lean UX is the way you do design in an Agile process. The beginning of a Lean UX project is a hypothesis statement which clarifies vision and goals for the team and company leadership.

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Why product managers need to know UX

The Product Coalition

UX and product management have broadly the same goals?—?to They benefit from learning the UX mindset, introducing UX techniques directly into their workflow and influencing others in their organisation to adopt UX as an integral process.

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How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

UX Studio

Working on a product without a decent product vision resembles going into the street with eyes closed. This article will show how a product vision should look, how to create it and communicate it to all stakeholders in play. What is Product Vision? Product vision imagines a product direction in the long-term. Typically, product vision defines two to five years’ time or even more – depending on the industry and the product life cycle. Product vision board.

How remote UX teams can benefit from using RealtimeBoard

RealtimeBoard

With the growing trend of remote work, especially in digital industries, UX managers are faced with the necessity of managing distributed teams, adding to the already complex challenges of maintaining efficient development, selling the UX vision to the entire company and studying mysterious customers. The post How remote UX teams can benefit from using RealtimeBoard appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

Microcopy Matters – How We Improved Our UX Writing and You Can Too

UX Studio

That makes us improve constantly at UX Studio. I realized that even though writing copy forms part of our everyday, even as UX designers, we still don’t consider it an integral enough part of designing products in general. So, I decided to share the thoughts from the book with the guys at UX Studio. The vision and the mission. We at UX Studio often do that. Summary: Microcopy Matters – We Improved Our UX Writing and You Can Too.

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

UX Studio

With the power of community and technology, we can make the lives of wheelchair users easier,” reads the vision of the Route4U founders – 4 social entrepreneurs working together for a fantastic goal. Check out Dan’s article on gamification in UX. Timi wrote a great article about her favorite 3 UX workshops. I wrote another article in the subject of UX for social good – check that out, too! Learn more about UX. Case Study UX Research

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Product Design For Kids: A UX Guide To Children’s Minds

UX Studio

We don’t know what kids want, like, expect or think, says Kid UX Designer Sabine Idler. For instance, as a UX researcher, I must prepare for surprising reactions and behaviors when conducting a usability test with kids. We at UX studio often get asked questions like “how to design a website for kids”, or “what does the ideal children’s app look like”. Remember that the current experience affects the child much more, and we need to approach UX issues even more responsibly.

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Mobile UX Design Case Study: How We Built An MVP For Wattler

UX Studio

In January 2017 we had the opportunity to work on the Wattler Android app , which among its many visions aims to increase personal energy consumption monitoring. Prioritize sustainability; this vision drove the intensive month and a half we spent on working with the Wattler team. Mobile UX Design 101: Finding personas. In our free e-book, called the Product Manager’s Guide to UX Design , you can learn about designing digital products.

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The Typology of Design Sprints

Mind the Product

This process can be applied to many different needs, from generating a vision for a new product, or redesigning a specific feature or flow for an existing product, to improving a process or defining a brand.

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3 Useful UX Workshops to Get Your Team on the Same Page

UX Studio

UX professionals are not lone fighters, but actually mediators between users, business managers and developers. A UX workshop can help you gather the team and brainstorm to make better decisions. In a UX workshop, we share research results with the participants and let them come up with their own conclusions. You can read about the UX research methods we use in a previous blog post. Get everybody on the same page with a UX workshop.

The Design Sprint Process – 11 Reasons To Love It

UX Studio

We found this a wonderful joke at UX Studio when we created our company’s first running t-shirts, even though we knew the vast majority won’t get it in most competitions. Author of The Design Sprint Jake Knapp offers a path to this vision. Want to know more about the UX process?

Driving Growth vs Building Core Value by Roan Lavery

Mind the Product

New features, improving performance and addressing UX issues can’t be ignored in order to please the loudest voice in the room. You can do this by articulating a vision, a set of user needs, the jobs to be done and the features that enable all of these.

User Personas: Traps And How To Overcome Them?

UX Studio

At UX studio, we recently had a great conversation about user persona creation which showed us that most designers and researchers have their doubts. UX persona research takes work. What do user personas do in UX design? User personas in UX design essentially represent the different kinds of people you design for, the end users. These answers should help in the actual UX design process; therefore, this information proves crucial for a UX designer.

How To Be More Creative: Simple Exercises For Your Team

UX Studio

I’m walking on thin ice here, but sometimes I feel that UX design is killing my creativity. Then, I wonder: how to be more creative in a UX setting, while still putting the user first? Maybe I’m exaggerating, but in some respects, UX design has stagnation coded in. UX design is a process , and I follow all the rules: I value research, I make design decisions based on user insights, and I always put the user first. Want to know more about the UX process?

User Experience: 5 Tips for Designing Products to Appeal to Millennials

Mind the Product

So for anyone who wants to connect with millennials, or is even just thinking about how they can build a better digital product, here are some tips to help your brand through User Experience (UX) design. Create your vision statement and communicate that in every touchpoint.

Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course

Atomic Spin PM

This type of wireframe should be developed with your customer and end users (if possible) in order to create a shared vision of the structure for the software you are building. There are plenty of tools that exist specifically for creating digital wireframes, such as UX Pin or Axure.

Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course

Atomic Spin PM

This type of wireframe should be developed with your customer and end users (if possible) in order to create a shared vision of the structure for the software you are building. There are plenty of tools that exist specifically for creating digital wireframes, such as UX Pin or Axure.

The 5 Skills you Need to Become a Fantabulous Product Manager

Craft.io

Product managers who started out as UX designers don’t share the same proficiencies with PMs who came over from R&D teams. What do we talk about, when we talk about product vision? Develop a Basic Understanding of UX. Communicating the vision is a crucial part of that.

The 5 Skills you Need to Become a Fantabulous Product Manager

Craft.io

Product managers who started out as UX designers don’t share the same proficiencies with PMs who came over from R&D teams. What do we talk about, when we talk about product vision? Develop a Basic Understanding of UX. Communicating the vision is a crucial part of that.

Why product roadmaps are so important

The Product Coalition

Also, it is paramount to know that features and deliverables are related to a bigger product and company vision. If your vision where to go is clear, that will make easier for you to refuse requests that are not related to it.

It is time to talk about Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

Once you understood each one’s uniqueness and built relationships with them, there are two main goals to be accomplished: Develop individuals so they can achieve results; Wisely communicate the vision of the organisation and the connection that it has with the work of the team.

Secrets of successful product management?—?Q&A with Marty Cagan

The Product Coalition

Every member of the team understands their purpose and the product vision and is passionate about solving the problems assigned to them in ways that their users and customers love, yet work for their business.” Do you think UX-ers make good product managers?

How to deliver great products when you don’t follow any “magical framework”

The Product Coalition

Since then, I studied a lot about UX, product management, design thinking, agile, customer experience and a wide range of subjects that are related to delivering a great experience to the user. In Jaime Levy´s book UX Strategy you can find useful tips about this subject.

Optimize for an Experience not a Platform

Mind the Product

Instead of tying a platform to the discussion about what an experience should be, I think you need to think about them separately so that your vision isn’t clouded. The pace at which new platforms are introduced is increasing rapidly.

Getting the Best Products to Speak for Themselves

Mind the Product

Product Optimisation Product Strategy User Experience (UX) B2B products customer experience Onboarding product engagement product managerGive Your Product a Voice.

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#5Things in Product Management for September 8, 2017

Joe Cotellese

Particularly, I am digging into the product vision, and my strategy to get there. This week’s #5Things post focuses on product vision, strategy, roadmaps and how important it is for each of these things to be in alignment. Product Vision. A good product strategy comes from a strong product vision. As Marty Cagan puts it in Vision vs. Strategy. The product vision describes the future we are trying to create, typically somewhere between 2 and 5 years out.

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2017

Mind the Product

They describe the nature of the products we create and reflect a company’s beliefs, values, and overall vision of the product. General Prioritisation Product Leadership Product Management Characteristics Product Management Process Product Management Skills User Experience (UX

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7 Ethical Design Examples To Make Facebook Better For Everyone

UX Studio

Want to read more about our UX design process here? We at UX studio care deeply around the world around us, and the people in it. Our vision is to create products that satisfy client and user needs, but we also strive to do this in an ethical way. UX Design Methods

How to get respect from your development team (as a Product Manager)

The Product Coalition

That is why it is important to have a clear and consistent vision. In the end, this will result in your developers believing in your vision and proposals themselves. entrepreneurship ui product-management ux leadershipAhh developers. As a Product Manager you do love them?—?but

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

While I’d like to encourage you to involve development team members and key stakeholders in the visioning, strategising, and roadmapping work, you should lead these activities with the aim to maximise the value your product creates. If you can do the UX design, then why hire a designer?

Naimish Gohil – Adapting Your Product for a Changing Market

Mind the Product

From uniform to behaviour to the school vision, everyone working at a school needs to be able to give a consistent message to the students. Product Management Process User Experience (UX) User Research User Testing Video adapt B2B edtech education Emerging Business Models iterate London Product/Market Fit ProductTankNaimish Gohil , Founder of edtech software company Satchel , shares his experience of knowing your user and adapting your product with ProductTank London.

Introducing Ola Language Preferences

The Product Coalition

Strategic Fit with Company’s Vision: Adding a new feature to the product will add no value if it is not aligned with the company’s vision. The feature should travel in the same direction as the company’s vision. olacabs mobile product-design ux product-management

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Collaboration between Designers and Product Teams

The Product Coalition

It is not something bad when designers envision long-term outcomes and product strategy, but product teams need to break this vision into short-term outputs so they can do small pieces of work that will eventually achieve this long-term vision. Yes, you’ve read it right!

From conversion to retention: industry experts on improving your onboarding

Inside Intercom

We can’t sell them on the long-term vision or get them to invite all these people to make it worth their while. Podcast onboarding product management UXIf your product is to survive and your business is to grow, improving your user onboarding must always be top of mind. There are two key reasons for this. First, onboarding is the one thing that every user of your product experiences.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Do not take on additional responsibilities like improving the development process, leading the dev team, making UX design decisions, or creating a marketing strategy. What is Sustainable Pace? Sustainable pace is an important agile principle.

Prototyping for product managers

ProductBoard

Capture your vision for the future… and learn from it At productboard , we recently got turned on to the This is Product Management podcast put on by Alpha.