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...

Thu Jul 23 · Design, Software Development

Asking When: Ethics in the Product Development Process Part 4

If You’re… Creating the overall user experience (UX) of your product or Doing user interface (UI) work (Including but not limited to creating a visual design system) Welcome to part four of this mini series...

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