Curated resources for product people
We bring you the smartest takes on Product Management that matter. Loaded with articles, videos, podcasts, and more, Product Manual is your essential guide to building remarkable products.
This tool is recommended for flow charts and user journey.
This tool is recommended for flow charts and user journey.
The Psychology Principles Every UI/UX Designer Needs to Know
Psychology plays a big part in a user’s experience with an application. By understanding how our designs are perceived, we can make adjustments so that the apps we create are more effective in achieving the goals of the user.
Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster
Lean Analytics lays out practical, proven steps to take your startup from initial idea to product/market fit and beyond. Packed with over 30 case studies, and based on a year of interviews with over a hundred founders and investors, the book is an invaluable, practical guide for Lean Startup practitioners everywhere.
The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn About Ourselves from Our Machines
Based on his decades of research, Nass demonstrates that-although we might deny it-we treat computers and other devices like people: we empathize with them, argue with them, form bonds with them. We even lie to them to protect their feelings.
Voice User Interface Design
This book is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to voice user interface (VUI) design. The VUI is perhaps the most critical factor in the success of any automated speech recognition (ASR) system, determining whether the user experience will be satisfying or frustrating, or even whether the customer will remain one. This book describes a practical methodology for creating an effective VUI design. The methodology is scientifically based on principles in linguistics, psychology, and language technology, and is illustrated here by examples drawn from the authors' work at Nuance Communications, the market leader in ASR development and deployment.
Designing Voice User Interfaces: Principles of Conversational Experiences
Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it.
Wired for Speech: How Voice Activates and Advances the Human-Computer Relationship
Wired for Speech presents new theories and experiments and applies them to critical issues concerning how people interact with technology-based voices. It considers how people respond to a female voice in e-commerce (does stereotyping matter?), how a car's voice can promote safer driving (are "happy" cars better cars?), whether synthetic voices have personality and emotion (is sounding like a person always good?), whether an automated call center should apologize when it cannot understand a spoken request ("To Err is Interface; To Blame, Complex"), and much more.
ClassPass’ Founder on How Marketplace Startups Can Achieve Product/Market Fit
Now, Kadakia advises founders to constantly return to on one all-important question: what problem in the world are you trying to solve? With her eye steadily on the mission, and a laser focus on only the most critical metrics, she guided her company from a near-bust to a $470 million game-changer. In this exclusive interview, she walks through that trajectory, sharing the nine key lessons she’s learned on how startups building a marketplace can find product/market fit.
Nick Bostrom: "Superintelligence" | Talks at Google
Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.
Designing a VUI — Voice User Interface
More and more voice-controlled devices, such as the Apple HomePod, Google Home, and Amazon Echo, are storming the market. Voice user interfaces are helping to improve all kinds of different user experiences, and some believe that voice will power 50% of all searches by 2020.
Calm Technology: Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design
How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive.
This microsite is intended to help newcomers (both non-technical and technical) begin exploring what's possible with AI. We've met with hundreds of Fortune 500 / Global 2000 companies, startups, and government policy makers asking: "How do I get started with artificial intelligence?" and "What can I do with AI in my own product or company?"
Principles: Life and Work
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design
Generative design research is an approach to bring the people we serve through design directly into the design process in order to ensure that we can meet their needs and dreams for the future. The book introduces an emerging domain of design that is of immense interest today not only to the academic design research community but also to those in the business community charged with the development of human-centred products, systems, services, and environments.
Breaking News: Growth Hacking is Not Magic, it’s a step-by-step Process.
Whether it is Airbnb, Uber, Booking or most high-growth companies, they didn’t find out their remarkable growth hack thanks to some random idea. Discovering “silver bullets” was the result of hard work and a strict process to get something worthwhile to focus on.
Getting co-creative with research
Make things with people to identify where opportunities are.
Capture design feedback quickly and easily with our online usability tests.
Deeply understand every user's journey with instant insights for everyone on mobile and web.
What Makes A Really Good Email?
Here are some guidelines after reviewing thousands of emails.
A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design
This article dives into the details of designing user interface components.
Gestalt principles in UI design
How to become a master manipulator of Visual Communication.
Design, prototype, and gather feedback all in one place with Figma.
A tool for designing modern interfaces, built and used by designers at Facebook.
Atomic puts advanced interactive design features like logic, data, and variables, into the hands of every designer.