Be helpful, simplify, and enable success.

In May 2019 I attended Gartner’s Marketing Symposium/Xpo in San Diego, California.

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Attending a Marketing…

A guide to implementing design transformation

One of my life principles is:

Always understand the ‘why’.

Friedrich Nietzsche succinctly said:

He who has a why to live can bear any how.

Design thinking is a method and set of frameworks that facilitates solving problems from first principles*. …

To Crafting A Message

1. “State the idea you wish to express as clearly as possible, and in terms preschoolers can understand.” Example: It is dangerous to play in the street. ​​​​​​

2. “Rephrase in a positive manner,” as in It is good to play where it is safe.

3. “Rephrase the idea, bearing…

Product Team Experience Design Framework

Assumptions

  1. Team of 5–8 people
  • Experience designers
  • Interface designer
  • Researcher
  • Data & analytics team
  • Product manager
  • Sales/Marketing manager

2. Also have access to real people we’re solving for

3. Assuming we have a healthy timeline, if we want to get more scrappy several parts of the following process can be shortened…

Chip and Dan Heath

Principle #1: Simplicity

Finding the essential core of your idea.Master of exclusion. It’s not about being short. It’s not sound bytes. It’s about finding proverbs. The golden rule – a one sentence statement so profound that someone could spend a life time learning it.

Principle #2: Unexpectedness

How do we…

Investor

It’s more important to do big things well than small things perfectly

John Thackara

Power Law 1: Don’t think “new product” — think social value.

Power Law 2: Think social value before “tech”.

Power Law 3: Enable human agency. Design people into situations, not out of them.

Power Law 4: Use, not own. Possession is old paradigm.

Power Law 5: Think P2P, not point-to-mass.

Power Law 6: Don’t think faster, think closer.

Power Law 7: Don’t start from zero. Re-mix what’s already out there.

Power Law 8: Connect the big and the small.

Power Law 9: Think whole systems (and new business models, too).

Power Law 10: Think open systems, not closed ones.

Researcher

“If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.”

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”

German Philosopher

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

Michael Preuss

I’m a Digital Product Leader with expertise in Product Design (UX) and Product Management. My focus is E-commerce, Strategy, and Storytelling.

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