Two product books every designer should read

Inspired — How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

  • It will better help you understand the role of the product manager and how to collaborate effectively as a designer
  • Better understand the four key product risks: value risk, usability risk, feasibility risk and viability risk
  • Why product discovery is the most important core competency of an organisation

Empowered — Ordinary people, extraordinary products

  • Understand how effectively empowering people and teams leads to better business outcomes
  • The section on coaching is really good and will be helpful to designer leaders and designer managers
  • Learn how platform and experience team topologies help create a stronger purpose and objective

Writing about design, strategy and tech. I’m a design thinker, lean/agile practitioner and practiced facilitator. Principal Experience Designer @ ThoughtWorks

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Writing about design, strategy and tech. I’m a design thinker, lean/agile practitioner and practiced facilitator. Principal Experience Designer @ ThoughtWorks

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