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Topic: Ux Strategy
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…

Strategies for Getting Stakeholder Buy-In on User Research Findings
Article // Mar 10, 2021 10:16:37 AM // 5 min read
Strategies for Getting Stakeholder Buy-In on User Research Findings

Are you ignoring your customers?  If you’ve done any user research, even with just a few customers, you’ve likely uncovered very obvious customer pain points that can be fixed. While these customer insights are valuable and actionable, it can be…

How to Validate Your Product Roadmap
Article // Aug 18, 2020 11:48:01 AM // 7 min read
How to Validate Your Product Roadmap

In the classic film National Lampoon’s Vacation, Clark Griswold uses a simple computer program to map out the trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. He wants to get the family to WallyWorld and “maximize the fun time without missing out on any of the…

How OOUX will Transform Your Product Design Thinking.
Webinar // Jun 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM // 1 min read
How OOUX will Transform Your Product Design Thinking.

Object-Oriented UX is a digital design philosophy that respects the fact that people think in objects.

Product & Design Leadership in the New Normal
Webinar // May 6, 2020 6:00:00 PM // 1 min read
Product & Design Leadership in the New Normal

The world has been turned upside down. The things we build and how we build them might never be the same. How are some of the smartest product people adapting and thinking about the future? HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS ON HOW THEY ARE: Leading Remote…

Preparing Your Product Strategy for the New Normal
Webinar // Apr 23, 2020 2:45:00 PM // 1 min read
Preparing Your Product Strategy for the New Normal

If you don’t adapt to the new normal you’ll be left behind by companies who do. What do you need to change your product strategy to adjust to changing customer preferences and demands? Is your company prepared to meet the New Normal of customer…

The Perpetual Validation Loop
Article // Sep 30, 2019 6:24:00 AM // 3 min read
The Perpetual Validation Loop

You’re going to loop back and forth between prototyping and testing, so what happens when it feels like you’re not getting any traction? This will probably happen. Don’t panic. When you’re stuck in a perpetual loop, it’s usually because you’re not…

What Makes a Healthy Design Team Healthy?
Article // Aug 30, 2019 6:02:00 PM // 3 min read
What Makes a Healthy Design Team Healthy?

This has been an interesting week. Monday I attended a product404 event where my friend Butler Raines talked about creating a product-led organization at SalesLoft. Then my book was released on Tuesday and my inbox exploded with questions like "why…

Do you *really* understand your User Journey?
Article // Aug 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM // 2 min read
Do you *really* understand your User Journey?

A User Journey is basically what it sounds like: the journey a user goes on when trying to accomplish a task. For example, you might think it’s pretty easy to open your phone and post something on social media. True, but when we break down all the…

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