Chris Johanesen on design, testing and launching new products at BuzzFeed – The Society for News Design – SND -
Good insights from Chris Johanesen of Buzzfeed.
UX : User Experience
= how the user thinks and feels
UCD : User Centered Design
= how an interface answers the
needs of users
IA : Information Architecture
= how the system is organized
UI : User Interface Design
= how the content is organized
IxD : Interaction Experience Design
= how the user and device act and react with each other
E-Commerce Navigation: Show Sibling Categories for Easy Scope Adjustment - Articles - Baymard Institute -
"It’s important to note that the purpose of displaying sibling categories on category pages next to the product list isn’t just to save the user a couple of clicks (going back up the hierarchy to the parent category and then selecting one of the other sub-categories). Their permanent presence provides the user with essential information scent."
Top Hacks from a PM Behind Two of Tech's Hottest Products -
“I don’t see the PM’s job as having all the product ideas. I see it as keeping the engineering and design teams firing on all cylinders.”
These pay the bills. In the end, software that doesn’t justify itself will lose the ability to fund itself. Very often, metrics movers are not requested or delightful.
If you don’t listen to customers, they will lose faith in you and eventually hate you. Very often, customer requests will not move your metrics or delight people.
If you don’t delight customers, you won’t inspire passion and loyalty in your users. Very often, delight features will not move your metrics, and by deﬁnation, are not requested.
Great products, however, combine all three. In agile processes, releases intersperse all three regularly.
via Be A Great Product Leader (Dropbox / AirBnB 2013)
How to be a Product Management Rock Star Interview with Paul Young | Allison Tatterson's Blog -
This was an excellent read. Great perspective on how to excel in product management.
I had the privilege to be part of the UX panel for iRetail World Asia 2013 alongside Sean Seah (MD of Groupon Travel Asia Pacific) and Marco Ryan (MD of Accenture Interactive ASEAN, Accenture). It was a fruitful session and serve as a good reminder that we have lots to strive for. Here are my responses, more or less, to some questions directed towards me.
Product Managers: Who are these mini CEOs & what do they do? -
Earlier this week, we had a chance to sit in on an event that brought together hundreds of product managers in the technology space under the auspices of building a strong network to share experiences and grow the profession. It was organized by Google Ventures‘ Ken Norton and Greylock Partners‘ Josh Elman — two individuals who are well-regarded in the space.
William Fitzsimmons -
Looking forward hearing him live! #campsymmetry
Red and green are the colors most affected by color-vision deficiency. Almost no one has a blue deficiency. That means nearly everyone can see blue, or, more accurately, almost everyone can distinguish blue as a color different from others. It was pure good luck that the default color of hyperlinks is blue with underlining. - Joe Clark’s Building Accessible Websites
The truth is, product management morphs into whatever is needed by the organization. If the powers that be want you to manage the ERP configurations, or … used worldwide to close orders, or to buy the developers coffee, you will do it. All the “we need to be strategic!” mottos go out the door when you are tossed into the tactical morass.” - Geoffrey Anderson — http://tralfaz.org/index.php/prodmgmt-tales/267-friends-don-t-let-friends-become-product-managers
"If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying No. Not ‘maybe’ or ‘later’. The only word is No."
Read entire article: Product Strategy Means Saying No
We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience” – John Dewey