Alina Negoita

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Here’s how you write a good error message for your product

The concept of “embracing failure” is big in the tech industry. <i>Fail fast, fail often!</i> is almost an industry mantra<i>.</i> But there’s an everyday type of failure that doesn’t get much attention in the product development process.<p>That’s right. The humble error message.<p>Why error messages matter<p>We’ve …

Maker vs. Manager: How Your Schedule Can Make or Break You

Consider the daily schedule of famed novelist Haruki Murakami. When he’s working on a novel, he starts his days at 4 am and writes for five or six …

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

What 10 Dieter Rams Products Reveal About The Principles Of Good Design

Even some of the lesser known work from Dieter Rams and his studio demonstrate his famous 10 principles of good design. Here’s how.<p>The Paris gallery Espace 24b recently concluded the first retrospective in France of the venerated German designer Dieter Rams. Called <i>Less but Better</i>—taken from one of …

Fast Track Product Management

The paradigm shift towards agile and lean product development has brought collaboration between large cross-functional team in the spotlight. The …

Product Management

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years. We’ve looked at the summit, attempted the various routes other …

Product Management

UX Strategy Canvas: a Handy Tool to Review and Update Your UX Strategy

<b>Every once in a while you should step out of the day-to-day treadmill of product development, take a deep breath, and look at the bigger picture.</b> …

Product Management

‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

It’s common wisdom. Near gospel really, and not just among young people and founders. Across generational lines, sentiments like those from Steve …

GOTO 2015 • Agile is Dead • Pragmatic Dave Thomas

Ruthless Prioritization

All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week — but <i>rigorously, and ruthlessly</i>.<p>Prioritization means doing the things …

Feature Mapping - a simpler path from stories to executable acceptance criteria

<i>Figure 3: Mapping examples</i><p>This example might be called a “happy path”, but we don’t stop here. We look for other examples that illustrate different …

Software Development

User Stories are not Requirements

As the agile approach to software development has gained in popularity, the construct of the “User Story” has also been broadly adopted. While people …

Scaling Up a Product Organisation

I had no idea what I was doing, but then no one else did. You just made it up as you went along in 2000.The job title only came into David Norris’ …

4 Lean Startup Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Product

In our recent webinar, Dan Olsen, author of <i>The Lean Product Playbook</i>, walked us through his Lean Product process and how to build great products …

Insight to MVP – Beaker & Flint

<i>Techniques to analyse user research and find inspired solutions</i><p>This is a resource guide to complement the ‘Intro to UX Design’ course run by IF …

User Research is Overrated – Muzli -Design Inspiration

First things first: Yes, I know you might not like the title of this article. Chill, just read it and try not to take it as a personal attack. I love …

The Guide to Empathy Maps: Creating 10-Minute User Persona

UX designers know better than anyone — it’s what’s <i>inside</i> that counts. As in, the user’s thoughts and feelings, and how those affect what they say and …

12 Things about Product-Market Fit - guest post

<i>The product/market fit (PMF) concept was developed and named by Andy Rachleff (who is currently the CEO and co-founder of Wealthfront, and is a</i> …

Product Management

Easy Customer Success Playbooks You Can Quickly Automate

These days, the practice of Customer Success finds itself at an interesting crossroad. The importance and responsibility of the field are growing, …

The Books Every Designer Must Read

What books have influenced you most as a designer? Lay out all of the classics here<p>Today's topic is a common but important one: what's one of the …

Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I Use?

This curated post is by Cauri, Instructor at Rhubarb Studios, Los AngelesThe post Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I …

Project Management

Figuring out UX flow for better team cooperation

Flow helps maintain consistency in design and speeds up development.The post Figuring out UX flow for better team cooperation appeared first on …

UX Design

6 key things all UX designers should keep in mind

The UX Notebook's Sarah Doody on asking for feedback, getting comfortable being wrong, and more.The post 6 key things all UX designers should keep in …

UX Design

How to Create a Content Marketing Machine by Utilizing the Buyer's Journey

You've worked really hard on your business.<p>You know it has value. You know it can help people.<p>But you just can't seem to find a way to connect with …

Marketing

Build your Happy Remote Team: 7 + 3 tips

Bringing your team together can be a struggle from a distance. It’s a challenge for even experienced team leaders & product owners. From our …

Introduction to the Essential Ideation Techniques which are the Heart of Design Thinking

Ideation is at the heart of the Design Thinking process. There are literally hundreds of ideation techniques, for example brainstorming, sketching, …

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

When Change Is Constant: A Spiral UX Design Model

By Hang GuoPublished: April 6, 2015“It is widely accepted that creative design is not a matter of first fixing the problem and then searching for a …

UX Design

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …