I’ve found myself returning to a few key resources on product design over the years. No matter where you are in your product design journey, the books and articles below can spark fresh thinking about how to improve your product.
Every few weeks I facilitate UX/usability workshops with companies building products in New York City. Over the last few years, over 100 companies have debugged their designs at our free workshops.
If you’re a product manager or designer looking for insight into how to improve your product, head over to UsabilityTest.org to sign up for our next event. We cover everything from UX principles to usability testing to rapid prototyping, and leave you with actionable steps to make your product better.
Data brokers are companies that collect and expose your personal information without your consent. This post is a deep-dive on the data broker industry, what you can do to protect yourself, and how we built software to make it easier to control your private date
What you’ll learn in this guide:
What are Data Brokers?
What sensitive information do they collect?
How do they collect your data?
How can you protect yourself?
How does BrandYourself help you take back control of your data?
When I was in college, employers Googled me as part of the screening process. But instead of finding my experience, they found something very different — a drug dealer with the same name.
This inspired me to create software that would help anyone understand, improve and monitor how they look online. I break down why I started BrandYourself, and how it helps people control their online presence.Read More
Whether you’re applying to jobs, competing for clients, running a business or even requesting a loan, the majority of U.S. adults will now research you online first.
And what they find about you can make or break landing your next gig, client or investor.
So how do you make sure your Google results are helping, not hurting, your opportunities?Read More
Over the last century, we’ve significantly evolved our understanding of the universe. Although I design software by day, by night I am a voracious reader. And I’ve found that the best way to really understanding information is to explain it to others.
This post summarizes some of the most influential scientific ideas introduced in the last hundred years.Read More
How do you respond when someone asks: “What do you do?”
Most people reply:
“I’m a lawyer.”
“I’m in sales.”
“I’m a software engineer.”
But there’s a problem with that.
Naming your professional category is the fastest way to stop a potentially interesting conversation dead in its tracks.
It happens all the time: two strangers meet, swap titles, engage in small talk, then part ways.
They miss the chance to genuinely connect and learn how they can support each other.
I’ve found through personal experience that there’s a better way.Read More