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5 Useful Diagrams for Product Managers

1. Swimlanes<p>Swimlanes are a neat way of communicating complex processes. In product management, depending on your vertical, you may be building …

Tips for Agile product roadmaps & product roadmap examples

As a Product Owner, you are responsible for Product Backlog management, stakeholder management and forecasting. Therefore, you will probably use a …

How we design enterprise software

At Mesosphere the <b>Product Design team</b> is responsible for the UX of Mesosphere products. Typically this UX primarily relates to the GUI (graphical user …

How to Get a Product Management Job at LinkedIn

They say that LinkedIn is the dream employer. They put a lot of time and effort into each person’s success in the company and care about everyone’s …

Uber PM Talks: How to Crack the PM Interview

Job interview. Is there anything more scary than that? You walk into a room, talk about yourself and your abilities and answer their questions the …

Product Management

The Typology of Design Sprints

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, Kai Haley (Lead of Design Relations and the Google Sprint Master Academy) and Burgan Shealy (UX Design …

UX Design

Download Free User Experience Templates To Use

Collaborate with others in Google Docs and Draw.io<p>I teach at General Assembly in Seattle as a Part Time UX Instructor. One task that pained me early …

BJ Fogg's Behavior Model

<i>Mobile Persuasion: 20 Perspectives on the Future of Behavior Change.</i><p>What Causes Behavior Change?<p>The Fogg Behavior Model shows that three elements …

UX Design

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design

The principles<p>Visibility of system status<p>The system should always keep users informed about what is going on, through appropriate feedback within …

UX Design

5 Strategies for Presenting UX Remotely

<b>Summary:</b> Master remote presentations by creating the right environment, being human, reducing distractions, taking control, and telling a …

Communicate

How to Hire a Product Manager

My classic post about the role of product management - It’s been a while since I was hiring at a startup, and recruiting at a startup is very …

Product Management

AUX Reading List, Version 2

A few years ago we posted the reading list for AUX, our UX apprenticeship program. A lot has changed since then, and with our latest update to the …

UX Design

What We Learned From 30 Top Product Professionals

We often find ourselves surrounded by inspiring product and design leaders who are dedicated to delivering exceptional, user-centric products to the …

Product Management

Design Thinking Methods: User Stories

In software development and product management, a user story is a description consisting of one or more sentences in the everyday or business …

Design Thinking: Empathy Maps

Empathy Maps help to rapidly put your team in the user’s shoes and align on pains and gains — whether at the beginning of a project or mid-stream …

Design Thinking

Design Thinking Methods: Affinity Diagrams

Traditional design methods struggle when dealing with complex or chaotic problems or with large amounts of data. The affinity diagram organizes a …

Design Thinking

Want to Be a Better Problem-Solver and Opportunity-Finder? Strategic Design Thinking Holds the Key

Design thinking awakens creativity and activates innovation.<p>Moura Quayle has had an amazing career as a landscape architect, urban-systems designer, a strategic-design scholar, senior leader in government, university dean, and co-founder of UBC Sauder School of Business d.studio. Quayle draws from …

Design Thinking

Experts — UIE’s All You Can Learn Library

The UX of Learning UX is Broken

By Dan Maccarone & Sarah Doody<p>It’s May of 1999, the heart of the dot-com boom. I walk into my first “professional” job as an information architect …

The UX of hiring for UX positions

“If I were to just see you blind, I’d think, ‘Cute kid. Next.’”<p>That’s how Emily Rees, Director of Talent at The Stem, described how she normally …

UX Design

Download Free User Experience Templates To Use

I teach at General Assembly in Seattle as a Part Time UX Instructor. One task that pained me early on while teaching was watching students scour the …

UX Design

Brutalist Web Design Finally Gets A Takedown

A (satirical) design framework for Brutalist UX offers a “new type of experience based on neglect.”<p>Brutalism is best known as the modernist architectural movement distinctive for its rugged concrete construction and utilitarian lack of ornamentation popular in the 1960s and ’70s. But in recent …

Troubleshooting Group Ideation: 10 Fixes for More and Better UX Ideas

<b>Summary:</b> Groups can bias individuals and impact collaborative ideation. A focus on getting as many ideas as possible can mitigate some of the …

Brainstorming

How to build a UX research system that runs on autopilot

UX research allows you to test and validate your hypotheses by understanding how people are using your product. It’s cheaper and more efficient to …

UX Design

11 Ways I Visualize Product Development Work

<b>1. One page roadmap</b><p>Good for…<p>Connecting work to humans and their needs<br>• Detailed idea of what is happening now<br>• Sense of what is happening next (but more …

What the Oscar team learned designing apps for healthcare

What if you had to redesign your app to <i>minimize</i> the time users spend in it? That’s the conundrum that confronted Regy Perlera, Adam Karnas, and Gabe …

UX Design

'UX Puts The Customer At The Center Of The Design Process' | Articles | Chief Digital Officer

Customers have been primarily interacting with brands digitally for some time now, a phenomenon that will only grow as more and more businesses go …

How to get that first product design job

Building your portfolio, getting noticed, and interviewing successfully at tech companies<p>I recently spoke to a group of students who wanted advice on …