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...

Thu Nov 12 · Software Development, Strategy

The Four Main Challenges Facing In-House Innovation

There are innovation programs, internal ventures, and moonshot factories in nearly every major company, spanning all industries and accounting for billions of dollars in investment. From Daimler’s Lab1886, to Visa’s Innovation Labs to Coca Cola’s...

Wed Nov 4 · Software Development, Strategy

How to Prioritize Ideas for Prototyping

Decision making comes in all shapes and sizes. Some can be made almost automatically, while others take time, frameworks, and tough questions. When I need to choose an icecream flavour amongst the overwhelming and equally...

Wed Oct 28 · Software Development

How to Avoid Technical Debt

Technical debt is the cost of reworking a solution. Its source can be complex and have multiple root causes. In general, technical debt stems from tradeoffs for short-term gains. These gains are usually viewed through...

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