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Issue #146 — 26 Oct '17

Building empathy in a product team

Discover ways you and your team (engineers included!) can build a better understanding of your customer and their problems.

FIND OUT HOW
Chart of Daily users of Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Facebook’s shameless copying of Snapchat and what it means for your product strategy

When copying makes sense, and a cautionary tale of ignoring competitors at your own peril.
COPY & PASTE?

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Asking why – All designers must be philosophers

Sit back and listen to Erica Hall explain why the question is a designer’s most powerful tool.

ASK WHY

Four steps to making a minimum viable prototype

Whether your product is digital, physical or both, follow these steps to begin incorporating prototyping into your day-to-day work. 

FOLLOW THE STEPS
Screenshots of a messaging app

Combining graphical and voice interfaces for a better user experience

Humans​ ​have​ ​multiple​ ​senses.​ ​Interfaces​ ​that​ ​use​ ​more​ ​than​ ​just​ ​one have​ ​a​ ​better​ ​chance​ ​of​ ​facilitating​ strong ​human-computer​ ​interaction. A long read with many examples.

GO MULTI-MODAL

Designing glue: How to mind the gap

Glue is the connective tissue that exists between your product and everything else. Find out how to identify it, design for it, and tools that can help.

FILL THE GAP

A designer’s guide to competitor research

You already look at competitors, but do you do it in a structured way? Dan Lachapelle offers a clear approach.

READ & COMPARE
Wireframes

Sketching Interfaces – Generating code from low fidelity wireframes

Check out one of the in-house tools the Airbnb team are creating with the mission of meeting their ambitious vision “The time required to test an idea should be zero”.

WOWZERS

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