From Facebook’s Modular Innovation Initiative to the Evolution of an Interface

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

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On Starting Up…

http://crankypm.com/2009/09/10-cranky-product-manager-learned-product-management/
Some good advice for managing your products and the people around them.

 
 

On Design & Product Experience…

http://www.everydayux.com/2009/09/28/design-in-the-wild-convert-and-the-evolution-of-a-user-interface/
The evolution of an interface.

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On Modular Innovation…

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/technology/internet/14browser.html?th&emc=th
Facebook heating it up with a new Modular Innovation initiative.

 

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (December 12, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t[2] Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://opengardensblog.futuretext.com/archives/2008/12/why_trutap_was.html
Lessons from the wreckage of Trutap.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://nettuts.com/articles/10-principles-of-the-user-interface-masters/
Great and simple tips from many well known and respected user interface gurus.

On Modular Innovation…
http://highscalability.com/scalability-perspectives-3-marc-andreessen-internet-platforms
Platforms of Modular Innovation and a look at some ‘flavors.’

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (September 12, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t[1] Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://gigaom.com/2008/09/10/5-reasons-to-move-your-startup-out-of-silicon-valley/
An 5 arguments for NOT locating your startup in Silicon Valley.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.positivespaceblog.com/archives/deleting-the-save-icon/
On the need for interfaces to keep up with modern conventions.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/skydata_integrates_everything_puts_it_on_smartphone.php
Newly launched SkyData along with many other online products are fostering greater Integration and Modular Innovation.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (July 18, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5_thumb2_thumb2_t Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/28055
On the health of the Venture Capital market.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.slideshare.net/garrettdimon/improving-interface-design/
Presentation and tips on improving interface design.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/thinkbase_mapping_the_worlds_brain.php
Modular Innovation is all about the relationships. See how Thinkbase is helping to reveal them.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (May 30, 2008)

reading_w_TPG_thumb5 Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://www.centernetworks.com/twitter-pownce-loyalty
Article exploring which is better: (a) large user base or (b) solid business.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://bokardo.com/archives/designing-for-the-social-web-signs-of-life/
For a solid User eXperience to exist there must be trust; you must demonstrate credibility. Joshua explores one of those credibility bolstering areas: showing signs of life.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.feld.com/blog/archives/2008/05/no_api_you_suck.html
A cornerstone of Modular Innovation is Interoperability (e.g. via API’s). Without Interoperability, today’s new product, or start-up, faces increasing challenges to consumer acceptance, adoption, and retention.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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The Product Guy’s Weekend Reading (May 23, 2008)

reading_w_TPG Every week I read tens of thousands of blog posts. Here, for your weekend enjoyment, are some highlights from my recent reading, for you.

On Starting Up…
http://meetro.lefora.com/2008/05/21/meetro-post-mortem/
Another startup providing value by way of post-mortem. Read about the missteps taken by Meetro that lead to its failure.

On Design & Product Experience…
http://www.iasummit.org/proceedings/2008/inspiration_from_the_edge_new
A look at new patterns for interface design. Great presentation.

On Modular Innovation…
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/post_browser_apps.php
The next generation of web products have a different relationship with each other as well as the browser. Read about how interoperability, portability, and accessibility are evolving through and within Modular Innovation.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

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