September 19, 2016
Product discovery coach Teresa Torres on human centered design
About the guest:
Teresa Torres is a product discovery coach who helps teams adopt user-centered, hypothesis-driven product development practices. Torres helps companies integrate user research, experimentation, and analytics into the product development process, resulting in better product decisions. She writes about these topics at ProductTalk.org. Before coaching, Torres was the vice president of product at AfterCollege, a startup that helps college students find their first job. Prior to that, she was the CEO of Affinity Circles, an online community provider for university alumni associations and a social recruiting service used by Fortune 500 companies. She also held product and design roles at Become.com and HighWire Press. Torres has a BS in symbolic systems from Stanford University and an MS in learning and organizational change from Northwestern University.
About the Podcast:
How do you know what to build next? It’s all about product discovery, argues product guru Teresa Torres. She shares best practices for product discovery, understanding what customers want, and then building it right. Through impact and empathy we can shift the focus from designing within and hoping a product finds success to human centered design.