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The VR age is rapidly approaching. When the world’s largest tech companies (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple) are investing billions into VR development technologies, you know something big is on the horizon. Experts say that this VR revolution will be bigger than the advent of the mobile phone, and the first company to design a consumer virtual reality product that is adopted… Read More →

Chances are, if you are reading this, you work in the tech industry. Chances are, you are currently, have recently, or aspire to be involved in the creation of a modern digital product. This article aims to give you a deep understanding of the role of Product Design in this process. The answer to what it means to be a… Read More →

In each entry in this “conversation” series, I talk to a designer/product manager/engineer on a topic. I want to make basic practical skills education transparent and free. Today I’m talking to Veronica Belmont, a product manager at Growbot. Growbot helps you appreciate your colleagues and is specifically for teams which use Slack and Microsoft teams for communication. She joined as… Read More →

Concepts and Methodologies To Live By At the time I’m writing this post, I’ve been a full-time product designer for ~ 3 years, though my overall professional career is closer to ~ 8 years. Every couple of months I would sit down and braindump lessons learned and methodologies I’d absorbed from work, Meetups, articles, podcasts, etc. As a believer in paying… Read More →

Illustrations should be embraced in product design because they can make a large difference. I know that the “making a difference” cliché is so over-used in product design in general, but in the case of well-used illustrations applied to user interfaces, it happens to be true. Having said that, I don’t mean that illustrations will work for every single product out… Read More →

Deliveroo has been the talk of the town in design for the last couple of months. Their new visual identity sparked conversation and drove attention to the fast moving startup – which launched in 2013 and now has over 20,000 riders and operates in 12 different markets. Last month lead Deliveroo designers, Courtney McNeil and Simon Rohrbach, spoke to the… Read More →

It’s hard to stay inspired. We’ve all experienced the headaches and weariness of losing momentum whilst designing. It’s common knowledge that everyone has different ways of driving a new spurt of creativity – whether it’s going for a run or simply staying in tune with their surroundings. However, most people find inspiration within a content rich space where they can… Read More →

Great digital products don’t suddenly appear out of nowhere. In fact, they are sophisticated artifacts that have successfully grown into great products after a careful product discovery process. They are delightful experiences, easy to use, and beautiful to look at, providing outstanding value to its users. “Building a great product is an art as much as a science.” — Paul Adams The… Read More →

It applied to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe when he was designing buildings in the mid 1900’s, and it remains true in product design today. Though I don’t profess to know much about architecture, another likely commonality with product design is that it’s those same details that are the easiest to forget. But it’s those little things, the tiny minutia… Read More →

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