Tue Dec 3 · Design, Software Development

The Art of Prototyping: When to Go Low and When to Go High

From the outside, prototyping appears to be a step—a necessary moment in a project when an early version of the product is brought to life. But in actuality, prototyping is a process.  It is a...

Thu Nov 21 · Design, Software Development

3 Steps to Designing a Niche Product You Know Nothing About

As a product builder, it is rare to design for yourself. Sometimes this means you’re designing for the type of people you know, but in extreme situations you’ll have zero context from your own life...

Thu Nov 14 · Design, Research

How to Run an Immersion Phase

In an effort to share and get feedback on the Connected approach to Immersion, we’ve adapted our Immersion Toolkit to accompany this post. You can access it here. Please give it a try, ask questions,...

Tue Nov 12 · Design, Research

Psychological Safety in Research

I live every day with generalized anxiety and clinical depression. This makes establishing and reinforcing psychological safety critical for me to succeed in my role as a design researcher.  By its very nature, a researcher’s...

Tue Oct 22 · Design

Expand Your Mobile Market: How to Convert iOS to Android

In North America, the iPhone has a substantial lead over Android in terms of market share—with nearly 60% phone users owning an iPhone. Because of this, mixed with the physical location of silicon valley, many...

Tue Oct 15 · Design, Product Thinking, Research

Is Human-Centricity Still Innovative Thinking?

Connected event during Elevate Tech Festival in Toronto September 25, 2019. Photo by #ElevateTechFestival. The Elevate Product 2019 stream boasted a dazzling and diverse line-up of speakers. After scrolling through the bios and topics for...

Fri Oct 4 · Design

How to Set Up a Successful Design Critique

We’ve all been in those critiques—you know the ones, everyone stares at the screen in awkward silence trying to come up with some sort of feedback. If you’re the person presenting, you leave those critiques...

Tue Aug 13 · Design, Research

How Researchers Practice Empathy to put the “Human” in Human-Centred Design

At Connected, we believe that continuous discovery is the foundation for building better products. In the “Connecting With Research” series, our design research team reflects on what is important when conducting research, and how we...

Tue Aug 6 · Design

Accessing the Right Research Participants with a Recruitment Agency

‍At Connected, we believe that continuous discovery is the foundation for building better products. In the “Connecting with Research” series, our design research team reflects on what is important when conducting research, and how we...

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