Edition 41 - Why build mental models while visualizing your product design?

Whether it’s innovating a new product or optimizing an existing one, product designers should leverage their product users knowledge of familiar products and interfaces. The payoff is smoother interactions, faster adoption rates, and better overall usability. People know how your products and how to use it even before you design it. At least, they should. Designers want to be exciting and original, but people will always approach new products and features based on what they’ve used before and for this reason, designers should work with user expectations.

The past year has been rich in events, discoveries and developments in AI. It is hard to sort through the noise to see if the signal is there and, if it is, what is the signal saying. This post attempts to get you exactly that. we’ll try to extract some of the patterns in the AI landscape over the past year. And, if we are lucky we’ll see how some of the trends extend into the near future. Make no mistake: this is an opinion piece. We are not trying to establish some comprehensive record of accomplishments for the year. We are merely trying to outline some of these trends.

Any team will be as strong as its weakest link. Having that in mind, in business you always need to strive to create a great team that is going to help achieve your goals faster and easier. In this article, you are going to learn the blueprint used in order to build a stronger team both for my business and for the clients I’ve worked with. You want to set your startup for success. A great company is effective and profitable when workers have a team mentality. With this mentality, each employee is fulfilling a role and works on achieving the company goals

What we love about Like Wish Wonder is that it is a super efficient way to get a pulsecheck of the group, it engages each person individually and creates the space for each person to share how they feel. It is far more effective than “how are you” and quickly surfaces the diversity in the group. As no one will respond or ask me probing questions, we find that what we share is more personal, vulnerable and transparent. We do not fear to have to defend what we are about to say. And this creates a feeling of trust amongst within the gathering.

One of the best ways to always be learning is from speaking with brilliant people. What makes growth successful in any company are the leaders responsible for it and the teams they build. The number one job of a leader is to hire and retain talent. When changing from an individual contributor to leading a team, the most significant lesson you’ll have is your success is no longer dependent upon how good you are at growth. That’s still important, but your success will now largely depend on both hiring and retaining a talented team.

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