Johan Cruyff's influence on adaptive role switching in Product Design A product design philosophy inspired by the brilliance of Total Football, as orchestrated by Johan Cruyff and the 1970s Dutch masters. Switching Product Roles: Created via Midjourney 2023. NB. The product design theme of this article should still strike a chord, even if you aren't a football fanatic.… Continue reading Johan Cruyff’s influence on adaptive role switching in Product Design
The kick-ass framework for every Product Manager In my previous post, I had shared my story of how my manager taught me the greatest ‘a-ha’ lesson of my professional life. 👇🏻 My first ‘aha’ learning of my career TL;DR — The stakeholders are mostly clueless about their own needs, and they are totally allowed to be so. As a… Continue reading The 5 types of Questions
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “This book is incredibly popular, so I guess this article won’t be. But let me tell you why, after reading this book, not once, but twice, I’m shocked it’s still appearing in (almost) every designer’s reading list. Here’s the story of a book that didn’t age well.” Why designers should… Continue reading Persona permutations, name signs, iPhone and Hick’s law, typography tips
As a kind of surrogate boss you work with directly on most days, it’s important to get Product Managers on your side — or to be on theirs. Often dubbed the ‘mini-CEOs’ in a company (though some would argue that it’s not the most accurate label), these special individuals sit shoulder to shoulder with the… Continue reading Why the Product Manager is secretly annoyed by you
You’ve heard people say “you can’t do it all” and it proves to be true in a lot of situations. There are of course those who exceed all expectations and “do it all” but burn themselves out in the process but even for those supposedly “doing it all,” you can best believe that they had… Continue reading Most Important People to Consider Hiring For Your Small Business
A quick introduction Design, to me, is to bring compelling ideas to life. Having come from an Engineering background with a bit of experience in Product Marketing, I quickly realized the importance of Design. I dream of being in the front row in creating experiences that positively impact a million people’s lives. Like I want… Continue reading What’s the impact of Design, you ask?
Courtesy Dilbert Last October, I visited my alma mater, the School of Visual Arts Masters in Branding program, which teaches graduate students about the intersections of business & design. Whenever I visit, there’s always students that have questions about what I do, both as an IBM’er and a Design Strategist. Most recently, I was asked… Continue reading How does design strategy work within a large enterprise?