P.U.F. sounds like a badass person. Glad I learned about them!
Some inspiring stuff right here in the Basecamp Employee Handbook.
“18.573 Portionen Pommes im Monat und die volle Kanne Leben” – This is an amazing feature of the corner store at the outdoor swimming pool in Berlin Kreuzberg. I went here numerous times, the vibe was never really friendly but super real and reliable. Reading the article made me feel home sick of Berlin for a while!
Loved this clever ad by bahn.de (German railway). I’m rooting for more attention to traveling by train, more of this please!
There is something missing on the internet, but I can’t build it myself. Usually I would try to hack something together, but one of my 2018 goals is to not start any new side projects. Instead, I decided to publish my thoughts here, perhaps someone else will like this free product idea and build it!
As a product manager, I often look at screens, user flows and websites with different lenses:
- User experience (this on boarding flow was really frictionless)
- App trends (it looks like adoption of password managers is increasing)
- Design patterns (menu / navigation bars tend to be placed at the bottom more often)
- UX copywriting (lots of improvements in CTA wording and expectation management)
When new patterns have broader adoption or when apps enjoy particular successes because of surprising design/UX decisions, I often try and talk about it with people around me. In a previous job we’d have a recurring product sync on Fridays, which I’d kick off with a round of showing interesting trends we’ve seen. It often was really inspiring to see what people brought into this meeting and how they connected that to bigger product development trends that shape the internet we use.
I believe that one of the core skills of a product manager is to be in touch with the pulse of the industry, be aware of market trends and understand why something works (or why not). That way we can learn from successes and failures we see around us, so we stand on the shoulders of giants and prevent ourselves from reinventing the wheel time and time again.
Something that is also incredibly valuable to watch is the evolution of apps or services (again, both in terms of product and design). We tend to forget that for a product or service to become as successful as they are today, often there have been hundreds or thousands of iterations based on the learnings a team made when working on their product.
I think this space deserves a product to cover something for these needs, so below I’ll try to describe this in more depth and even answer some Lean Canvas questions!
I was very happy to have found some more lately, and even more so to collect a bunch of those videos here to show you.
Here it is, a list of my favorite uncomfortable, hyper-realistic, human-like 3D animations. Be sure to check out the individual artists, because there is much more to be discovered that will keep you watching for a while longer!