Product Management

By Shrinath Vs | A collection of interesting news around product business, technology and more.

Journey Maps: Not the End of the Story

By Ronnie BattistaPublished: May 18, 2015“Many in our field, including me, strongly believe in the potential of journey mapping for helping companies …

Web Design

We Don’t Sell Saddles Here

The memo below was sent to the team at Tiny Speck, the makers of <b>Slack</b>, on <i>July 31st, 2013</i>. It had been a little under seven months since development …

Product Management

Nikola Labs Launches iPhone 6 Case Which Harvests Electricity From The Air

Nikola Tesla pioneered the transmission of electricity over wires. Heinrich Hertz proved it could be transmitted wirelessly. But we still use 19th centre technology to power 21st century devices.<p>Nikola Labs — which pitched today on stage after being selected by TechCrunch editorial team and the …

Slack’s design is not secret sauce

Design is important, but it’s not enough<p>I read this article Andrew Wilkinson published a couple of days ago by the agency who designed the branding …

Startups

The Future of Product Management

<i>Lauren Maffeo was a contributing writer to TNW from 2012-2014. She oversees content strategy at</i> <i>Aha!</i> <i>– the world’s #1 product roadmap software.</i><p>Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent a few weeks ago — but not for the reasons you may be thinking. The two giants behind this $16 billion deal are not citing …

Product Management

There Is No Fold

On the Web, people use the concept of “above the fold” to support layout decisions, call to action designs, ad placements, and more. Here’s why most …

Usability

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>July 2009<p>One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of …

Putting Technology in Its Place

Kentaro Toyama calls himself “a recovering technoholic”—someone who once was “addicted to a technological way of solving problems.” Five years in …

Innovation

Gates, Pritzkers Take on Musk in $5 Billion Race for New Battery - Bloomberg

Professor Donald Sadoway remembers chuckling at an e-mail in August 2009 from a woman claiming to represent Bill Gates. The world’s richest man had …

Facebook’s “Empathy Lab”: How Facebook designs for disabled users

Facebook is releasing the principles it uses to make sure the social network accessible to all users -- regardless of physical ability. The "accessibility toolkit," which the company will make public Tuesday, includes everything from how Facebook ensures that its engineers think about those issues …

Facebook

What Designers can Learn from PMs – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium

What Designers can Learn from Product Managers<p>Answer: how to pull off business formal. Part 1: the power of the blue-gray color palette…<p>Just …

UX Design

Technology and Persuasion

GSN Games, which designs mobile games like poker and bingo, collects billions of signals every day from the phones and tablets its players are …

San Mateo County

This Temperature Patch Will Notify Your iPhone When You Have A Fever

Here's to the Internet of worrywarts.<p>There are few things more anxiety-inducing than watching a loved one deal with a climbing fever—and few things more annoying for said loved one than having his temperature taken constantly. There has to be some sort of wearable that deals with that, right? …

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit—and correct—the myth.<p>Wunderkind. Jerk. Innovator. Tyrant. (All of the above.) Even now, almost four years after his death, it’s hard to read a story about Steve Jobs that doesn’t …

Steve Jobs

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

Cables lying on the seafloor bring the internet to the world. They transmit 99 percent of international data, make transoceanic communication possible in an instant, and serve as a loose proxy for the international trade that connects advanced economies.<p>Their importance and proliferation inspired …

Facebook’s Drones Will Make the Internet Better for Us All

Though Facebook is building drones and satellites that can stream the internet from the skies, Mark Zuckerberg says his company is not threatening …

The Future Of Mobile May Not Look Like Apps

The Web as we know it is about to fundamentally change, according to one its luminaries.<p>WordPress may power nearly a quarter of all websites, but Drupal is no slouch, either, running roughly 5% of all websites globally and 12% of the top 100,000 websites. So when Drupal founder Dries Buytaert …

Apple Watch

What the Seed Funding Boom Means for Raising a Series A

<i>This article is by First Round Partner Josh Kopelman.</i><p>Shortly after my first child was born, a friend gave me a copy of a book called “The Blessing of …

“Nobody will pay $10,000 for an Apple Watch!” & other reasons you can’t sell shit

Are you going to spend $10,000 on the new Apple Watch Edition? No, right? Me either. Maybe you can’t afford it. Maybe you <i>could</i> drop $10k on a device …

The Apple Watch’s Insanely Great Economics

The most compelling case you can make for the Apple Watch is that it frees us from our phones: the ones Apple sold us. No longer will we have to pull …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

Insanity Week: How a Small Marketing Team Can Do Big Things

When we first began back in December as an unknown tech startup creating a new smartphone, we knew marketing was going to be a challenge. Having such …

In Czech management, "reasoning and logic predominate." Also "humor is frequent and welcome."

Mark Zuckerberg: Even The Smartest Genius Can't Start A Company Alone

Mark Zuckerberg thinks that the media's portrayal of what it takes to start a company often discourages people from trying to do it themselves.<p>At his …

How To Set The Right Price Every Time

Exactly how to price products is a big challenge for marketers, but new research provides valuable direction in this complex decision-making process. …

Behavior

In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it belonged to someone else—has described himself as both “deeply, deeply …