I had a five-minute conversation with an angel investor last week and described the product I’m working on.
I’m in the research phase of my book on customer experience product failures and I’m pleased to find several books on failure that will inform my work.
One of the most important things I learned when becoming a product manager was being able to see my product as an equation.
I’m a huge fan of the ‘old’ Readability — I hit a button which sucks out the content of a web page into a nicely formatted view, then I usually hit the Evernote button to save it for reading on my Macs or iPhone.
Of all the images to come out of the iPad announcement, the one struck me the most was less about the device and more about the experience of it: Lying back on the sofa — isn’t that a nice way to be?
At the end of the concept design phase you’ll need to select among the concepts you’ve developed, and there are various methods for doing so: customer feedback (e.g.
That’s what Phil Patton at the New York Times thought about the concept cars at the Detroit Auto Show.
Not long I was talking to a project manager who was writing her first request for proposal, explaining the common wisdom on budget disclosure: “You’ll want to give them a ballpark idea of what your budget is without telling them your actual budget; agencies will sometimes configure the work to take all the money on the table.” But as I, with fresh eyes, watch her go through the proposal process, I do wonder if simply telling the agencies the budget wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
Stuart Candy, researcher at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies and research fellow of The Long Now Foundation, asked me a few questions about tangible futures and published the interview on his blog.
At Overlap 08 this past weekend we talked a lot about sustainability in all its forms, including sustaining nature.
I think a lot about how organizations and their products evolve quickly rather than remain static, and Google Labs are a prime example of that.
When one of my students started designing a product extension for Orbit gum, I didn’t get the appeal of Orbit (it’s huge among college students, but as I don’t own a TV I’m immune to the marketing).