Product Management

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

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

Psychology

The Tenets of A/B Testing from Duolingo’s Master Growth Hacker

Duolingo VP Gina Gotthilf has overseen the company's growth as it exploded from 3 million to 200 million users. One tool that's fueled this ascent? …

Choosing the Right Metrics for User Experience

UX strategists need to take charge of the metrics for online experiences. First, we’ll look at the current state of metrics in most organizations and …

The Golden Age of UX is Over

Remember how we used to discuss “responsive design” and screen sizes on a daily basis while others looked on in awe?<p>Remember the endless debate over …

The Improbable Origins of PowerPoint

Here’s the surprising story behind the software that conquered the world, one slide at a time Illustration: Jude Buffum Illustration: Jude Buffum</b> …

25 must-read product management articles

Throughout my career as both a product manager and startup founder, there’s been one severely underrated skill I credit for much of my success—and …

3 Ways Companies Are Building a Business Around AI

There is no argument about whether artificial intelligence (AI) is coming. It is here, in automobiles, smartphones, aircraft, and much else. Not least in the online search abilities, speech and translation features, and image recognition technology of my employer, Alphabet.<p>The question now moves to …

Customer Service

Designing Twist: The challenge of making teamwork less stressful

Design is never neutral. Here’s how we built an app around our company’s strongest held values.<p>Design is never neutral. It feels like the apps we use …

Apps

Why Everyone Is Hating on IBM Watson—Including the People Who Helped Make It

You’ve probably seen the Watson commercials, where what looks like a sentient box interacts with celebrities like Bob Dylan, Carrie Fisher, and …

Cognitive Computing

Apple and the Oak Tree

On October 5, 1999, Steve Jobs introduced the iMac DV and a new application called iMovie, declaring:<p>We think this is going to be the next big thing. …

A Product Manager's Job

Let's talk about the job of a product manager and how to do it really well. Based off of this post: https://medium.com/@joshelman/a-product-managers-job-63c09a43d0ec#.v0kdyf816

Employment

Forget the MBA. Here’s the fastest way to become a product manager

Many people in their mid careers think about getting an MBA as a stepping stone to become a product manager. That’s not needed — there are faster and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ohio State University

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 - MIT Technology Review

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

The Crossroads of Should and Must

This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a …

Inspiration

The $5 Billion Race to Build a Better Battery

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 …

What Designers can Learn from Product Managers

Answer: how to pull off business formal. Part 1: the power of the blue-gray color palette…<p>Just kidding.<p>It’s obvious to state this, but there is a …

Product Management

Technology and Persuasion - MIT Technology Review

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

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

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? Indeed there is.<p>The STEMP Smart …

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 …