Wed May 19 · Design, Product Thinking, Software Development

The Product Thinking Playbook in Action (Remotely): Card Sorting

The Product Thinking Playbook is our adaptable, customizable way of designing project plans to build better products. Consisting of various tactics, techniques, and milestones borrowed from Design Thinking, Agile Development, Lean Product Strategy, and Jobs-To-Be-Done...

Wed Apr 7 · Culture, Design

Reflections on My Year of Remote Design Leadership

When I accepted a Design Leadership position at Connected in late 2019, I could never have expected the extraordinary circumstances that would transpire by the time my first day rolled around on March 16, 2020—the...

Wed Mar 24 · Design, Product Thinking

How to Embed Accessible Design Into Your Products

Impactful product development requires Product Thinkers to test, validate, and design against the four product risks – feasibility, viability, desirability, and usability. As technology has become seamless and ever-present in people’s lives, designing for usability...

Wed Jan 6 · Design, Software Development

How to Build Fast Part 4: Designers

This article is part four in the How to Build Fast series. Read part one on team culture here, part two from a Product Manager's perspective here, and part three from an Engineer's perspective here....

Wed Dec 9 · Design, Software Development

How Nature Can Make Us Better Product Builders

If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees." - Rainer Maria Rilke It is no coincidence that some of the world’s best product thinkers, designers, and builders share a non-traditional...

Wed Dec 2 · Design, Software Development, Voice

Experiments in the Body Language of Ambient Computing

This article takes you through a project by Connected Labs — Connected’s dedicated R&D function — that explores the applications of computer vision in developing more intuitive and frictionless, conversational interfaces. A smart speaker is just a...

Wed Sep 9 · Design

If Apple Were An Orange: Why Brand Consistency Matters

A continuation of an earlier blog post The Connected Brand: Trustworthy, Collaborative, and Bright If Apple were an Orange, there would be a public outcry. Imagine ordering a new MacBook Pro online and a few...

Tue Sep 1 · Design, Product Thinking, Research, Software Development

Case Study: Connected’s In-House App(etite) For Improving Grocery Shopping

This article takes you through a project by Connected Labs—our dedicated R&D function—aimed at building out concepts to explore the future of grocery delivery experiences.  To learn more about this project and to discuss a...

Thu Jul 30 · Design, Product Thinking, Software Development

Case Study: Connected’s In-House COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

This article takes you through a project by Connected Labs—our dedicated R&D function—aimed at building a COVID-19 symptoms tracker that could be put to use for businesses as they look to head back into their...

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