Product Strategy & Design Insights

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Topic: Design Operations
A Gardener’s Guide to DesignOps
Article // May 31, 2022 2:50:32 PM // 6 min read
A Gardener’s Guide to DesignOps

What Permaculture Can Teach Us About Organizational Design I moved into my first house with a yard just before the pandemic, which means that getting deeply into gardening was inevitable. This is when I discovered the gardening approach that spoke…

What Your Development Team Needs to Succeed
Article // Apr 1, 2022 2:05:30 PM // 4 min read
What Your Development Team Needs to Succeed

In an ideal scenario, design and development teams work hand-in-hand when building a product, particularly in the creative process. We say “ideal”, because both teams have a tendency to work against each other if they don’t see eye-to-eye on  design…

Obstacles to Great Design
Podcast // Mar 10, 2022 10:18:30 AM // 1 min read
Obstacles to Great Design

One of the most common problems our clients come to us with is how to “do design” more efficiently and effectively. It seems the larger and older the organization is, the more they struggle to perform the activities required to create high quality…

The Intersection of Business and UX
Podcast // Feb 23, 2022 11:12:38 AM // 2 min read
The Intersection of Business and UX

The business case for UX Design is strong. Right? Better UX leads to quicker adoption, less cart abandonment, easier enrollment, and a frictionless payment process. A good User Experience is priceless. Isn’t it? If you’re nodding your head yes,…

How a Story About Eggs Can Help Your Business
Article // Jan 21, 2022 11:06:27 AM // 5 min read
How a Story About Eggs Can Help Your Business

Have you set your business resolutions yet for 2022? If so, congratulations. We’re nearly 20 days in  - How’s it going so far? 

Level Up Your Product Management Team
Podcast // Nov 30, 2021 12:50:50 PM // 1 min read
Level Up Your Product Management Team

You have a loyal customer base, your design team is clicking on all cylinders, your design system is solid and has been adopted by Engineering,  you have strong data & analytics to make a case for a new product. You and your product design are ready…

Organizing Your Design Documents to Increase Productivity
Article // May 20, 2021 1:30:00 PM // 6 min read
Organizing Your Design Documents to Increase Productivity

Imagine building a house one room at a time, without blueprints, instead of on a solid foundation. You decide, arbitrarily, to build the kitchen first. But you forget that you also need a bathroom off the kitchen, so you go back and tack that on.…

How J.P. Morgan Runs Cross-Functional Teams Within Legacy Infrastructure
Podcast // Apr 21, 2021 9:18:53 AM // 1 min read
How J.P. Morgan Runs Cross-Functional Teams Within Legacy Infrastructure

How can companies — especially large companies — achieve that perfect triad of collaboration between the design, business, and technology teams? It’s a perennial question that remains largely unsolved. 

Optimize Your Team by Applying Brain Science
Podcast // Mar 26, 2021 10:40:10 AM // 1 min read
Optimize Your Team by Applying Brain Science

The tech industry is full of stereotypes. The business exec who only talks in MBA acronyms and spreadsheets. The developer who’d rather code alone in a dark room than attend a co-worker’s birthday lunch. The diva designer who always insists on more…

Troubleshooting Common Product Design Mistakes with Ryan Frederick of AWH
Podcast // Jan 22, 2021 12:57:30 PM // 1 min read
Troubleshooting Common Product Design Mistakes with Ryan Frederick of AWH

It’s human nature to want to solve problems as soon as they come into view — no matter if the problem is worth your efforts in the first place. We’re also wired to think a complex problem warrants an equally complex solution. 

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