Connectedness for Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 4 off 4)

In the first post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. Three key learnings that contribute to an iterative product development for digital products include rethinking prototyping, platforms choices and connectedness. In order make digital product development more iterative, […]

Platforms for Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 3 off 4)

In the first post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. At the end, I outlined three key learnings along the lines of prototyping, platforms and connectedness. In order make digital product development more iterative, I elaborated the first part […]

Prototyping Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 2 off 4)

In the previous post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. At the end, I outlined three key learnings that I re-iterate here. In order to reduce the time to market, to de-risk the investments in early stage of […]

Digital Products | Hardware Product Management

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 1 off 4)

Digital Products a.k.a connected hardware-devices, are an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. Learning tools, productivity and entertainment are a few of the ways we interact with these on an everyday basis. According to IHS Markit, Smart TV Share Jumps to 70 Percent of TV Shipments in 2018 From Less Than 50 Percent in 2015. In September 2017, […]

An Innovation Framework: ‘Who do you innovate for?’

In the previous post, I outlined the classic innovation challenge. I briefly laid out the key aspects product leaders think of when prioritizing between new initiatives. In light of these constraints, how can innovation leaders choose the areas to focus on? Additionally, what aspects should innovators articulate when pitching their ideas? All of this with […]

LinkedIn – has the product lost its charm?

“Shares have fallen more than 40 per cent since Steven Sordello, the company’s chief financial officer, warned about slowing growth at the so-called “talent solutions business”, which sells subscriptions to companies hunting for potential hires.” – quotes an article on the Financial Times about LinkedIn in the recent past. Here’s my brief take on it as […]

Ask Why?

For meaningful user experience, product manager must ask “why?”

A conversation during an interview for a Product Manager Imagine a conversation between the Head of Product (HoP) and a candidate interviewing for a product manager position in his team. HoP: You need a build a feature which allows users to do <a specific task with the product>. How would you go about it? Candidate: First figure how the user […]

Who should tell you ‘what’s on TV tonight’?

Following up on the previous one. Having laid out the content value chain, I pointed to the demand side indication that – availability of content has made discovery a problem worth solving. A quick glance at each of them below. Content Creation Premium content makers like Disney and Discovery Communications have taken a leap towards Direct to Consumer […]

What’s on TV tonight?

That is  a million dollar question. Unless if you are extremely opinionated on what you like to watch! The internet and other rapidly evolving technologies have drastically lowered the barriers of content creation and distribution. This has resulted in an explosion of content for consumption. Content creators like Studios now compete with likes of Netflix and niche artists […]

Should the TV Guide still be yet another application?

Should the TV Guide still be ‘yet another application’?

After two back to back events, IFA at Berlin and IBC at Amsterdam, its finally good to get back home. These are two places where you would expect a lot to happen in the consumer electronics space and the closely related content-space. I took the opportunity to attend a few conferences this time at IBC […]