Wed Sep 23 · Product Thinking, Software Development

How Digital Overload Affects Users

Most people now carry around a device or sit in front of devices that give them lightning- fast access to world events, as well as instant opportunities to find out exactly what friends, family, and...

Thu Sep 17 · Product Thinking, Software Development

Four Rules for Designing Smart Home Products

This is an excerpt from our best-in-class Smart Home Industry Report, click here to download the full document. At the heart of all great product thinking and building has to be the user. Smart home...

Tue Sep 15 · Software Development

Software Estimation on a Product Team: Part 2

Four Reasons to Estimate In my previous article, I covered three principles that help ensure a product team uses software estimation effectively:  Estimation Value: “We understand the value of estimates to us.”Estimation Autonomy: “We decide...

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 Aug 27 · Software Development, Strategy

Product agency vs. in-house: What’s the difference for a Product Manager?

What exactly is the difference between product management and product management consulting? It’s a question I’ve seen countless times while I’ve been lurking away on a variety of product focused forums. For this article, I...

Tue Aug 25 · Product Thinking, Research, Software Development

Supporting Better Indoor Wayfinding Through Conversational AI

This article takes you through a project by Connected Labs — our dedicated R&D function — that explores how we can make grocery shopping faster and easier and safer in the COVID-19 era. To learn more about...

Thu Aug 20 · Software Development, Strategy

How to Build Fast Part 2: Product Managers

This article is the second in a series on How to Build Fast—read part one on team culture here. Building a product fast is hard. But what about building a delightful, intuitive, functional, and ethical...

Tue Aug 18 · Product Thinking, Software Development

Case Study: Connected’s In-House 360 Audio Platform

Written by Nenad Kozul, Ryan McLeod, Rajiv Silva, and Eren Livingstone. This article takes you through a project by Connected Labs—Connected’s dedicated R&D function—that built a 360 audio platform aimed at reducing “Zoom fatigue” and...

Thu Aug 13 · Software Development

Software Estimation on a Product Team: Part 1

Three Estimation Principles The topic of software estimation tends to be an unavoidable one for product teams. It is often a source of contention, as every team member brings distinct experiences and opinions on the...

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