Tue Jun 30 · Design, Research, Software Development

The Ethics of Product and Software Experimentation

This blog post was originally published on Pendo’s ProductCraft. In my short fifteen months as a Research Triangle area resident, it has lived up to its reputation as  both a tech startup hub and a center of medical...

Thu Jun 25 · Product Thinking, Software Development

Three Emerging Product Practices to Design an Optimistic Future

Optimism rarely comes with the same intellectual credibility as pessimism. The popularity and cultural significance of dystopian works, for example, indicates our collective desire to stand in a corner pointing our fingers at the many...

Tue Jun 23 · Software Development

Asking When: Ethics in the Product Development Process Part 3

So, we’re back! If you caught my last piece, I spoke about ethical perspectives to bring into your solution architecture (including but not limited to technical research). Of course, all of this is easier said...

Thu Jun 18 · Product Thinking, Software Development

Product I Love: Zoom

Twelve weeks ago a flood of Zoom chimes would have been an odd occurrence in my home. But now for my family, and millions of others, the sound is a welcome note that signals the...

Tue Jun 16 · Software Development

How To Be Empathetic To Product Builders In Order To Build Empathy-Based Products

The day we received work from home orders, Connected had a company-wide team building event in the office. Being relatively new to the company, I remember feeling as though this was the day when I...

Tue May 26 · Software Development, Strategy

How to Apply Design Thinking to Product Management

This blog post was originally published by Pendo ProductCraft. The product manager has one clear mission: to create a product people love. To create a product people love, it’s important that the product addresses a...

Thu Apr 30 · Design, Software Development, Voice

What Smart Home Products Can Tell Us About Inclusive Design

The very common—and very justified—critique of the smart home experience is that it’s, to put it bluntly, a headache. Set-up and onboarding is lengthy and confusing. Products from different companies don’t play nicely with one...

Tue Apr 21 · Software Development

Six Inspiring Women in Tech from 2020’s #DevTO’s International Women’s Day Talks

Beyonce once said, “Who run the world? Girls.” With its emphasis on the ‘s’, at Connected, our women in tech community know just how important it is to stand together and hear each others’ experiences....

Thu Apr 9 · Design, Software Development

How Do You Describe a Prototype?

When we talk with ambitious product builders, it's easy to discuss how prototyping could fit into their product roadmap as a tool. However, it's surprisingly hard to talk about what a prototype is.  Most people...

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