Category: User Experience

September 19, 2016

Marty Cagan discusses the importance of focusing on impact when designing great products. He emphasizes that it is essential that product managers put the customer first to build products that people love. Additionally, he points out how the culture of a business can have a great effect on whether a product can be successful.

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September 19, 2016

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.

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July 18, 2016

ProdPad Head of Customer Success Andrea Saez shares her experience with on boarding new users. On boarding is emotional, she argues- there must be a connection with users. Successful on boarding is about creating a positive interaction. Not everyone learns in the same way and so the more personalized your on boarding the better.

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May 24, 2016

Amazon started as an online book store and today, it’s a leading retailer and cloud computing giant. What are the secrets behind Amazon’s success? Amazon’s product exec Kintan Brahmbhatt reveals the Amazon Way, including insights on Amazon’s approach to building products by working backwards from the customer.

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January 26, 2016

Netflix ex-Product VP Gib Biddle talks about how he and his team grew Netflix from Good to Great. Gib ran product at Netflix between 2006 and 2010, a crucial time in Netflix’s history. The insights he shared were very transferable and he shared both successes and failure.

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December 15, 2015

Product guru and bestselling author Dan Olsen talks about what makes for great products, great product managers and great product teams.

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December 1, 2015

Yelp Product VP Eric Singley talks about growing Yelp in the early days and shares what he sees as mobile product trends and best practices. Note: Yelp and Eric are the amazing sponsors that supported Products That Count from day 1 and make our events possible. Thank you thank you!!!

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November 11, 2015

Bestselling author of The Membership Economy Robbie Baxter reveals trends for the most cutting edge SaaS products. Hint: it’s all about community and access instead of self and ownership.

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September 8, 2015

Silicon Valley design guru Joe Robinson shares his perspective on design trend for tech and mobile products. He also reveals why you should read more sci-fi. Joe Robinson organizes two of the largest design and technology communities in the country: Designers + Geeks and SVNewTech. Previously, he worked at Square, where he was product lead for Square Dashboard and Square Market.

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March 25, 2015

A well-designed workplace is critical to attract A-players and build at first-class culture. The traditional open-space plan no longer suit the need of innovative companies, so what does tomorrow’s work environment look like? Award-winning designer of the new Uber, Cisco, and Yelp offices, Primo Orpilla, shares his secret for bringing creativity, productivity, and culture into the work space.

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February 25, 2015

How do you know what to build next? Whether you’ve just got an idea or already have users/customers, you’re thinking about what the right thing to build is. Co-founder of KISSmetrics Hiten Shah shares best practices to make sure you are doing the right things at every stage of your business using customer feedback and your own point of view to have the best product iteration possible.

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November 19, 2014

A member of Dan Ariely’s Irrational Labs, Bella Rozenkrants, discusses the impact behavioral economics can have on great products. This talk will explore how consumers construct and show their identity through their product choices. Bella Rozenkrants will share best practices and real life examples of what companies can learn from better understanding consumer identity.

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October 22, 2014

Early stage startups typically don’t have dedicated product managers / product owners.  But once they get to 30 people or have a few big-revenue customers, lack of product management can be disastrous.  Startup veteran Rich Mironov will talk us through typical symptoms for growing startups, what product managers/owners really do, and why they are important for scaling up.

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July 30, 2014

Money is deeply intertwined with our culture, our relationships, and our choices. New technologies, analytics, and digital currencies are all evolving our relationship with money. Design guru and payment expert Joe Robinson shares his vision for the future of money.

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June 18, 2014

Co-founder of Dan Ariely’s Irrational Labs, Kristen Berman will share real-life examples of using behavioral economics to build great products.

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May 28, 2014

One of the most critical decisions for new products is its name. Alexandra Watkins, founder of nationally acclaimed naming agency Eat My Words, shares real life examples and exclusive tips in creating names that people can actually spell, pronounce and understand; evaluating the strength of any name in 15 seconds; and coming up with a smart domain name strategy.

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