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Human-Centered Design, Design Thinking and Design Making

Posted in Design Thinking, Experience Design, Innovation, and Uncategorized

Human-Centered Design (HCD), as the name implies, is designing solutions around people. HCD involves the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process by…

Building the Right Thing, Building it Right, Building it Fast

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Innovation, and Technology

Markets are changing faster than ever. We are living Moore’s Law. In 1965, Intel co-founder, Gordon Moore, noticed that the number of transistors per square…

Kano Model

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Experience Design, and Innovation

A product or service feature will drift over time from a delightful innovation to a basic need. The drift is driven by customer expectations and…

Experience Makers are Memory Makers: Products are now Props and Services are the Stage

Posted in Customer Experience, Experience Design, Product, and Service Design

In The Experience Economy, Pine and Gilmore explain how we are in a new economic era in which mere goods and services are no longer…

Create a Brilliant Product Roadmap

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Insights, Leadership, Product, and Technology

Full disclosure, I love Aha! Product Management road-mapping software and have introduced it to several companies. When I saw this post by Brian de Haaff,…

Viability, Feasibility and Desirability

Posted in Customer Experience, Design, Design Thinking, Emotional Design, Experience Design, Innovation, Product, Service Design, and Technology

IDEO has been leading the charge on an innovation model built around Design Thinking. In this model, there are three key perspectives: Viability. Is it…

The Power of Optimism

Posted in Business Strategy, Career Advice, Culture, Innovation, Leadership, and Life

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill In today’s dynamic markets, teams must…

Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Design, Experience Design, Product, and Technology

Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiation is one of the four statements of the Agile Manifesto. If you are a small software company or you are…

Better Metrics for Measuring Agile Development Success

Posted in Agile, Business Strategy, Experience Design, Leadership, Product, and Technology

The term agile was first coined for this in 2001, in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.  According to the manifesto Twelve Principles of Agile Software, their highest…

Marty Cagan and Continuous Discovery and Delivery

Posted in Conference, Customer Experience, Event, Leadership, and Product

I had the honor of hearing Marty Cagan give his talk on The Root Causes of Product Failure at productcamp la yesterday. Many things that…

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