Marty Cagan’s piece on product vs. feature teams yielded more than enough stuff to reflect on and discuss. I wouldn’t mind having a ‘true‘ product manager. Where do you get one of those?
Design thinking is finally officially over, even Ideo admits it now.
About password managers:
“But I never found a way to get people onto 1password in a single training session. The setup process has a lot of moving parts, involving the desktop app, browser plugin, online service, mobile app, and app store. It requires repeatedly typing a long master passphrase.”
People do not like to hear it but password managers are BAD. Even the best of them is so bad that I struggle to use it. (I do because I have no alternative.)
“code is just a high precision design medium”https://twitter.com/PavelASamsonov/status/1127207381673418752
From an interesting discussion of the nuances between product and design strategy a notable tidbit that sheds a lot of light.
Also while we are discussing the ever-shifting definition of design, here’s another interesting tweet.
You see this a lot with design wanting ‘a seat at the table’ but more often than not at those tables (which are inexplicably always at the highest echelons of power either in companies or government), most designers will not have the first clue what to contribute.
“The key to building this aura is to become increasingly detail oriented, to be more prepared than anyone else, and to have a higher bar than those around you.”
I’ve always dabbled heavily in product but reading something like this really gets me hyped up to consider switching into Product Management.
It’s exciting to see the Emirates government put design front and center. Unfortunately though in a closed context such as that, it is more than likely that design will be instrumentalized and deployed only for material gain.
I can confirm most of the best practices from this guide of Stack Overflow’s remote first design culture.
A Mac app that turns any website into a handy application, another wild app exploration by Morten Just.
A worth-while apology for Design Thinking:
“This is why I advise executives study design. If culture is driven by leadership behavior, then culture change is primarily driven by leadership behavior change. Design has a lot of techniques to offer.”