PM Snacks #17 / ⚡ Tips for faster experiments & rules not to follow
Five rules for building products and when to break them, practical tips for faster experiments, a cheatsheet for user interviews...
1️⃣ Five rules for building products... and when to break them • Jul 2020 • 4 min read
Not much to add on this article, I agree with the perspective of the author. Don't hesitate to use it as a way to question and inform your "product" mindset (as described in the #2 edition). My key takeaway being: you want to move fast in order to learn, not just for the sake of it. Let's talk about some ways to achieve this below #mindset
2️⃣ 10 practical tips to experiment faster • Nov 2020 • 5 min read
A twitter thread by Pierre de Wulf of immense value for entrepreneurs. He is an indie maker building in public (you should follow him). As a product manager, you'll find tactics (and inspiration to create your own) to accelerate some experiments and learnings #execution #fast
3️⃣ A Cheatsheet for User Interview and Follow Ups Questions • Jun 2020 • 11 min read
We continue our series on discovery with a concise cheatsheet to handle your user interviews. You'll find questions to open, deep dive into problems & wrap-up. You may know most of it but look closely at the "follow-up part": explaining how to to react to the users' answers. Remember, silence is one of your best friend in this context #userinterviews
4️⃣ The Hierarchy of User Friction • Jul 2017 • 12 min read
Following-up the first article shared this week, here is an introductory article to better understand what is a user friction. The author categorise them into 3 kinds with many examples: interaction (the obvious one), cognitive and emotional. Remember what I shared in edition #1, not all frictions are bad, it can build delightful experiences like Snap or help users achieve progress #ux
5️⃣ Le fauteuil de bureau • Nov 2020 • 8 min read (FR)
I recently discovered the french substack of Marion Desclaux on the relationship between design, culture & work through objects. This article is about the office chair. You'll discover how the first one was invented, how it became a symbol of power & how the ergonomic changed through time... she even write some design fiction in which she imagine a world without it! Maybe sooner than she expects? #design
Have a great week!
PS: 🚨if you are looking to enter Product Management, tonight at 6PM, I'll be sharing in French some strategies in this webinar. Be sure to register!
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