Product Strategy & Design Insights

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Topic: Product Design
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.…

Why Your Design Team Sucks (and How to Fix It)
Article // May 5, 2021 11:41:50 AM // 7 min read
Why Your Design Team Sucks (and How to Fix It)

As an exec, you’re tired of hearing about the same open items and incomplete tasks. You think to yourself, didn’t we already solve this problem? Or, how on earth is this taking so long? 

Fintech Future Roundtable: Bold Predictions for 2021 and Beyond
Podcast // Apr 27, 2021 9:31:18 AM // 1 min read
Fintech Future Roundtable: Bold Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

2020 brought change to every industry, and fintech is no exception. Thanks in large part to the pandemic, which forced at-home banking, tech adoption skyrocketed. Features that were once thought of as nice to have, or even too difficult to use — QR…

Great Design Is Non-Negotiable — Here’s the Science to Prove It
Article // Mar 31, 2021 11:20:46 AM // 7 min read
Great Design Is Non-Negotiable — Here’s the Science to Prove It

Great design is not a luxury. It’s a necessity.   This bears repeating: Great design, a product that looks good and works well, is essential for success. Software has matured enough that you simply will not succeed with an ugly, ill-conceived…

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…

Track These 2021 Fintech Trends to Stay Relevant
Article // Mar 3, 2021 10:31:36 AM // 7 min read
Track These 2021 Fintech Trends to Stay Relevant

Is your inbox flooded with emails predicting trends for 2021? While trend forecasting might seem overdone or cliche, like joining a gym January 1, there’s good reason to reflect on themes emerging in your industry. 

Jacob Glenn of M Genio: How to Scope Innovation Projects
Podcast // Mar 2, 2021 11:04:31 AM // 1 min read
Jacob Glenn of M Genio: How to Scope Innovation Projects

Because of today’s advanced technology and malleable software, there’s almost no product idea that’s too outlandish to create in some form. While it’s exciting to have seemingly endless possibilities, actually ideating and making truly new,…

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. 

3 Steps to Faster Product Design Through Cross-Team Collaboration
Article // Jan 19, 2021 10:29:24 AM // 6 min read
3 Steps to Faster Product Design Through Cross-Team Collaboration

You know you need to keep pace with competitors, but you can’t seem to release new products or updates fast enough. And it’s not because you don’t have inventive ideas or dedicated employees. It’s too often the result of dysfunctional or inadequate…

Use a Communication Plan to Prevent Project Failures
Article // Dec 16, 2020 9:57:02 AM // 6 min read
Use a Communication Plan to Prevent Project Failures

Establishing a communication plan is an underutilized process that reduces inefficiency and ensures peace of mind throughout any type of project. The amount of information being exchanged seems to do nothing but increase, so defining an effective…

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