I’ve spent a few years learning a lot – about myself, about product management, about Germany, about managing and leading people. It’s required a lot of armour work.
Jeff Patton’s excellent ninja talk at last week’s Mind the Product Engage conference in Hamburg got me really thinking. TL;DR version – he argued for making the engineering team also responsible for the outcome of their development. Based on some other discussions at and around the conference, I think it might go a bit further… Continue reading Who’s the Real Customer, or Jeff Patton is Right
My friend Roozi Araghi died last week. For various reasons, I won’t be able to make it back to Sydney for his memorial service tomorrow, but at the least I thought I’d share a little about him.
This last year has been pretty crazy, in all honesty. It started with a conversation on the water in Berowra, just north of Sydney. A close friend and I sat on the balcony, chatting about the general dissatisfaction I had with my life. 2014 had been (literally) one car crash after another, and I really… Continue reading Around the World in several books
I was at Oh Land’s gig in Munich last night, and there were a few things I was reminded of from the warmup act.
I love that Brad Frost’s Working with Atomic Design UX London talk included the following quote from Daniel Mall: As an industry, we sell websites like paintings. Instead, we should be selling beautiful and easy access to content, agnostic of device, screen size, or context.
A few years ago, I worked for a boutique publisher. The publisher offered a number of subscription-only journals, and the decision was made to create an iPad Newsstand version of the journal. I spent a good chunk of my time helping generate as interactive, measurable and enjoyable a magazine app as possible, and we were very proud… Continue reading Apple News: Initial Questions
I had the honour of seeing Karen McGrane give a great talk on issues we are currently facing maintaining and publishing content for multiple platforms. Her Content in a Zombie Apocalypse talk at UX London 2015 covered the issues faced by content creators in an increasingly multi-output world.
In my final day in New York, I slipped off to check out some of the sessions at the Internet Week headquarters. I’ve got some great thoughts and takeaways from my day.