Wed Apr 28 · Product Thinking, Software Development

The Product Thinking Playbook in Action (Remotely): Concept Evaluation

The Product Thinking Playbook is our adaptable, customizable way of designing project plans for building better products. Consisting of various tactics, techniques, and milestones borrowed from design thinking, agile development, lean product strategy, and jobs-to-be-done...

Wed Mar 31 · Software Development, Strategy

Why Storytelling in Product Development Matters

"When a story takes shape, we’ve taken a string of events and invested it with meaning."Philip Martin Storytelling is an incredibly powerful tool that product builders often overlook – but doing so comes at a...

Wed Mar 3 · Product Thinking, Software Development

How Product Thinking Helps Accelerate New Product Development

The benefits listed in the following article are an excerpt from one of our recent white papers, Accelerating New Product Development. The solution to a complex problem can have many answers. Answering what it takes...

Thu Feb 18 · Product Thinking, Software Development

Case Study: Delivering an Employee Wellness Experience via Slack

Introduction In 2020, COVID-19 shifted us from the physical to the digital. As we moved from the office to the home, we lost much of our daily routines and the means to connect with one...

Wed Jan 20 · Product Thinking, Software Development

Product Thinking: The Core Principles of Product Discovery

This article is an excerpt from Unlocking Opportunities Through Continuous Product Discovery, which you can download here.  The core principles of product discovery are designed to guide the thinking and actions of your team. They...

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 Nov 25 · Software Development

Software Estimation on a Product Team: Part 3

A Primer on Story Point Estimation Intuition in software engineering only gets us so far. We can develop reliable intuitions around software architecture design, root causes of bugs, and even user experience issues. However, estimates...

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