Category Archives: Product development

What Happens After the Crowdfunding Party?

The growth of crowdfunding, especially by Kickstarter, has been great to follow and has helped many new products and businesses come into existence. To start with, Kickstarter grew from nothing to 197,852 projects and $1.47 Billion in a matter of

What Happens After the Crowdfunding Party?

The growth of crowdfunding, especially by Kickstarter, has been great to follow and has helped many new products and businesses come into existence. To start with, Kickstarter grew from nothing to 197,852 projects and $1.47 Billion in a matter of

Still no 3D printed money maker (a.k.a real problem)

A friend asked me for examples of teams using 3D printing as part of their Lean Startup approach to validating a market. So specifically teams starting companies selling physical products. The answer to that is, most tech things on Kickstarter.

Still no 3D printed money maker (a.k.a real problem)

A friend asked me for examples of teams using 3D printing as part of their Lean Startup approach to validating a market. So specifically teams starting companies selling physical products. The answer to that is, most tech things on Kickstarter.

Dysfunctional Relationships: Product Management and Customer Support

I’ve been kicking around issues and ideas related to customer support and product development lately. That used to be my day job when I worked on sales and support operations and infrastructure at Google. But since leaving that job over a year ago

Dysfunctional Relationships: Product Management and Customer Support

I’ve been kicking around issues and ideas related to customer support and product development lately. That used to be my day job when I worked on sales and support operations and infrastructure at Google. But since leaving that job over a year ago

Reduce the “fear-of-fucking-up” friction

Products are not bought, they are hired to do jobs for people as Clayton Christensen puts it using milkshakes as his example. Snickers practices what Christensen preaches in their marketing – and they do it in videos much better suited for

Reduce the “fear-of-fucking-up” friction

Products are not bought, they are hired to do jobs for people as Clayton Christensen puts it using milkshakes as his example. Snickers practices what Christensen preaches in their marketing – and they do it in videos much better suited for

Product Concept: Contextual Lamp Design

  Above is a lamp created from a fractal design using stereolithography.  There are lots of interesting ideas for 3D printed lamp shades out there, most of them novelty items like this one. Novelty item in the sense that there is

Product Concept: Contextual Lamp Design

  Above is a lamp created from a fractal design using stereolithography.  There are lots of interesting ideas for 3D printed lamp shades out there, most of them novelty items like this one. Novelty item in the sense that there is

Tool: Customer Journey Mashup

I’ve realized I’m becoming the Matrix man in the teams I work with. As in, we tend to end up around a whiteboard with some improvised categorization for whatever the issue is we’re trying to figure out. Few things in

Tool: Customer Journey Mashup

I’ve realized I’m becoming the Matrix man in the teams I work with. As in, we tend to end up around a whiteboard with some improvised categorization for whatever the issue is we’re trying to figure out. Few things in

Desktop rapid prototyping? Not really.

I bought a Printrbot Jr last year to see how far I could get prototyping-wise with the cheapest 3D printer available. At $499 this was the cheapest one at the time. I did have a spot of bother getting the thing

Desktop rapid prototyping? Not really.

I bought a Printrbot Jr last year to see how far I could get prototyping-wise with the cheapest 3D printer available. At $499 this was the cheapest one at the time. I did have a spot of bother getting the thing