Category: Product

Making products is linked to leading product design teams. There are new ways to think about product design that differ from the mechanically-grounded “Product Design” field that grew out of “Industrial Design.” It’s an exciting time to create digital products today that can have meaningful impact, if designed inclusively.

Ti Chang: 3 Things to Consider Before I Design Anything

“Figure out the experience you want to provide and let that be the guiding light.”

Tammie Lister: Design for Humans, Not Robots

Before I begin this article, let me set something straight. I am not saying robots aren’t awesome — they totally are. Robots are amazing. However, beyond comic book robots, there is this discourse between humans […]

Dom Goodrum on Why Measuring Design Isn’t a Terrible Idea

Embracing measurement puts yourself and your team out there. It openly says that we aren’t perfect and perhaps we could do our job better. Through my experience of building the design team at Percolate, my […]

Scott Belsky on Crafting The First Mile of Product

It’s a paradox of success: As you focus more on power users, you stop engaging new users.

Kat Holmes: Who Gets To Play?

“Inclusive Design doesn’t mean you’re designing one thing for all people. You’re designing a diversity of ways to participate so everyone has a sense of belonging.” —Susan Goltsman, Founding Principal of MIG, Inc., co-author of […]

Ti Chang on Manufacturing in China as an American Designer

For better or worse, I was raised in the South; Georgia to be exact… I love my biscuits and gravy with a large helping of grits, and it is that Southern grit that first brought […]

Julie Zhuo on the Lessons of Good Design

My first design job was an internship on Microsoft OneNote. Our intrepid leader was the product founder Chris Pratley, who terrified me the way karaokeing Adele onstage while completely sober is terrifying. My goal that […]