Fantastic Learning Sources & Where to Find Them: Product Edition
The DK Product Team shares 11 study materials for the beginner and senior levels.
Life is an endless learning journey, especially if you are part of a product team in a tech company.
The market is dynamic, with insatiable users demanding new features and better experiences from your app. A new day means a new time to learn more about the market and come up with fresh product ideas to appease users.
In this article, the DKatalis product team shares their holy bibles for both newbies and senior product owners or designers! These are the sources that shape their knowledge of product development and design, which they implement into the apps that you might be familiar with.
Let’s start with the holy bibles of Product Owner Shirley Rompis & Product Designer Sanelita Thariqi:
- Hooked by Nir Eyal
Find the Hook Models, a four-step process to bring users back to your products again without relying on costly advertising or aggressive marketing.
- When Coffee & Kale Compete by Alan Klement
For Klement, “Jobs to be Done” is an emotional motivation and not a function. The product team has to be flexible in changing products to meet customers’ always growing needs.
- Creative Confidence by David Kelley & Tom Kelley
The activities and exercises in this book will help you to understand users better, identify the roots of the problems, and unblock the idea flow.
- Value Proposition Design by Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Greg Bernarda, and Alan Smith
Do you know that customers only care for 3 out of 10 new products introduced to the market? This book will help you be part of the 3 with value proposition.
Psst, you can download an excerpt for free here.
- Hacking Growth: How Today’s Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success by Sean Ellis & Morgan Brown
What makes users stick to your app and even evangelize it to their connections? A must-have product. Find out the method to create one in this book.
Next, Gloria Jonathan, who had just switched her career path to product design, also shared the materials that helped her prepare for the new position:
This blog helps kickstart your UI Design learning process. As your knowledge grows, you can start exploring other topics like how to negotiate with clients.
- 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan M. Weinschenk
Learn about unique human psychology and how to implement it in app design. Weinschenk’s explanations are concise & rich with noteworthy takeaways.
A compilation of blogs about UX specifically crafted for early learners. You can find articles about theoretical and applicative discourses in this blog.
Feel confident with the basics and ready for the next step? This site provides many case studies that dissect products from multiple factors such as psychological, law of UX, and user point of view.
Don’t have the time to read or prefer audiovisual sources? Sr. Product Designer Fadhel Adam shared his favorite YouTube channels:
This channel is full of informative daily digest videos (around 4–5 mins in duration) that can help you expand your product design knowledge.
It’s a channel for you who seek hard skill tutorial videos. Learn UI design, wireframing, and even coding on React, Flutter, and Swift. All directly from the experts.
What about you? Share your learning sources for fellow product team members in the comment and let’s learn together!