Tue Mar 31 · Design, Product Thinking

Looking Forward Before We Can’t Look Away: Future-mapping in 2030 with the Social-Spatial Matrix

In our previous article, we spoke to the necessity for foresight in spatial computing; how, if we don’t attempt to anticipate the impact that XR technologies will have on our world, we’ll end up in...

Thu Mar 19 · Design

From Decolonization to Dolls for All

Written by: Denis Lirette, Kama Kaczmarczyk, Lisanne Binhammer, Jocelyn Cheung and Katie Luke. Inclusive Design has become a much-talked-about topic as of late. From the flurry of Medium articles to the plethora of Sketch plug-ins,...

Tue Mar 10 · Design

The Connected Brand: Trustworthy, Collaborative, and Bright

Designed and defined by Underline Studio, Tammy Chiasson, and countless others, Connected’s 2018 rebrand not only revolutionized the way we portray ourselves, it also exudes our vision and mission of becoming the end-to-end product development...

Tue Feb 25 · Design, Software Development

How to Build a Universal App

Frightening fact: Modern mobile apps have only been around for just over a decade. In 2008, we saw the introduction of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store resulting in the birth of a new...

Thu Jan 30 · Design, Research, Software Development

The Database Advantage: Conducting sense-making without wallpapering a room with stickies

Ah, synthesis. The romanticized phase in the product development process when practitioners take all of their research data—interview transcripts, scrawled notes, participant headshots, audio, video, etc., etc.—and mine, sort, and cluster that data in order...

Tue Jan 28 · Design

PM Syllabus: Nine Books to Add to Your Required Reading List

We all know that the best product managers are intensely curious. The cross-functional nature of product management allows PMs to draw inspiration from all facets of the business. The list below draws upon a range of practices...

Thu Jan 16 · Design

The Importance of Beauty in Product Design

Don Norman begins his book Emotional Design with an anecdote about three teapots. The first one is visually interesting yet ergonomically unusable, the second he describes as “squat and chubby in nature”, while the third...

Tue Jan 14 · Design, Software Development

Beyond Task Completion: Scaling Delivery Collaboration for Impact

Good collaboration goes beyond being able to complete tasks together. Good collaboration is fluency; It is a language of partnership and co-creation. It is mastery shaped by deliberate effort and thoughtful systems. Within good collaborations,...

Tue Jan 7 · Design, Product Thinking

3 Practical Tips for Product Builders When Designing in an Era of Digital Fatigue

Remember the time when you were first connected to the internet? One of the first things I did was to do a search on Yahoo just to see what comes up. I can still remember...

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