What is Product Design, and how does “doing” product design differ from “being” a Product Designer? And, is the distinction actually useful?
A short story on Virtual Reality and our impending overlords.
The surprisingly layered film needs a content warning thanks to its trailers suggesting a lot more rom-com than it offers.
“The results will surprise you!”
Replacing granular ratings systems with a simpler thumbs up/down approach is solving the wrong design problem.
The greatest failures in my life have taught me the most important lessons I’ve learned.
When I found the secret beach, I knew my new life had started.
Late last year I launched one of my two planned major side projects for 2017: Product Matters, a blog / publication / channel on all things product design and business ethics.Today I’m thrilled to share what my second major side project for this year is: a science-fiction novel! I’ve been writing, plotting, outlining and ideating a whole universe of stories since I was 16 years old, now more than half a lifetime ago. I always figured, “I can do a writing career after my tech career.” I used to imagine I might start to get serious about the writing around …
Product Design is both a practice and a job, but regardless of which of the two applies to your work, there are considerations to make.
Our lives are undergoing increasingly rapid changes. We have sophisticated products, barely a decade old, that are household commodities changing how we go about our day. We have long-familiar products being are dramatically overhauled, their entire fundamentals rethought from the ground up. And we have social platforms to connect with everyone like never before. So many products, so many changes, and so many conversations we have about them. But one thing is missing from those conversations: how products are designed to affect us. How does a product’s design affect us psychologically and emotionally, as individuals and as a people? Plenty …