Category Archives: Design

How do you create a product vision? Part 1

Day 147 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  160,000 Developing a Product Vision in an Early Stage Startup While coaching an early stage startup CEO, she asked: How do you come up with … Continue reading

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What is a book? Part 2: The Form

Day 110 of Self Quarantine                       Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  129,000 I was beyond ecstatic to be selected as Vice President of Software Engineering for Aldus Corporation in 1990.  I … Continue reading

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What is a book?

Day 109 of Self Quarantine                       Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  128,000 I love books. From the minute I learned how to read, I surrounded myself with books of all kinds. … Continue reading

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Timeless Way of Building

Day 107 of Self Quarantine                       Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  127,000 I love Christopher Alexander’s Timeless Way of Building. I love the form and the content.  Alexander wrote the book … Continue reading

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A Product has a North Star

Recently, I came across a blog post on “North Star Metric” (NSM).  I was delighted that somebody else had written about a topic that is critical to the product teams I’ve managed.  I shared my thoughts in the post “The … Continue reading

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Why are there so few visual analytics applications?

I wish I knew. Robert Crawford asked “Why are there so few interactive visualization software application products in the legal space?  Attenex Patterns showed us the power of visual analytics to dramatically improve productivity in the legal market.  Yet, outside … Continue reading

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A Product is a Conversation

I am in conversation with hundreds of products a day.  From my Fitbit to my iPhone/iPad to my desktop computer to my Honda CRV, I converse with the products in my life.  Alexa Show takes that even farther by letting … Continue reading

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Business 101 for Designers

The following is an early draft of what will be a sequence of posts.  I am still struggling with how to bring business alive for individual contributors and managers who only have their one area of expertise in a company … Continue reading

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From Pages to Places: The Transformation of Presence

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing. “Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality” leaped from my morning email. I clicked on the web page and up came a short article that started with “Virtual reality is a potent … Continue reading

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collaborate: create – A Forward Flux Production

In the center of the Fremont Abbey Arts Center Main Floor, a 9 x 12 foot cotton mat is laid out carefully midway through collaborate:create. A young man silently passes a young woman on the mat. This pantomime repeats for several … Continue reading

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