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How To Think Like a Product Manager: Overcoming Cognitive Bias

How To Think Like a Product Manager: Overcoming Cognitive Bias

As generalists, Product Managers have responsibilities across multiple disciplines with more breadth than depth in the core vertical disciplines of UX, tech and business. This breadth comes with many challenges. One of the most difficult is having to understand and process conflicting information from different sources, whilst making key decisions which affect the future of [...]
The business value of design

The business value of design

At Nodes, we have always believed in great design based on technological possibilities. Speaking with our clients and peers, we know that no matter how organisations perceive and work with design, some of the questions that have been discussed widely, are probably revolved around the business value of design. What is the business value of [...]
Are you joining us this year for Hacktoberfest?

Are you joining us this year for Hacktoberfest?

What is Hactoberfest? Hacktoberfest is an annual event run by Digital Ocean (this year partnered with DEV) which focuses on open source by encouraging people to participate and contribute to open source software. Everyone is welcome and if you manage to do four pull requests during October you might win a t-shirt. On top of [...]
Solution Architect / Software Engineer

Solution Architect / Software Engineer

The overall goal of the Solution Architect is to help deliver robust, secure, efficient and properly built digital solutions on a range of technologies, while making sure that both the business and the different levels of technical teams have a clear understanding of the solution. About you You have been a seasoned Software Engineer for [...]
How to Define a Product Strategy: The Value-Based Approach

How to Define a Product Strategy: The Value-Based Approach

In my article on why Product Management is so misunderstood, I described how the discipline is structured around two core tenets: Define a clear, value-based product strategy Create and manage a healthy roadmap In this post, I’m going to go into depth on the first — why I believe a ‘value-based’ approach to defining a product [...]
Q&A With the new VP of People & Culture – Stine Ludvigsen

Q&A With the new VP of People & Culture – Stine Ludvigsen

I started my design career in the music industry as an Art Director, and then moved on to starting my own small agency with a couple of friends selling mobile Augmented Reality solutions, apps and websites to brands in Europe and Asia, including Samsung and Lee. Meanwhile, I studied Visual Communication at The Royal Danish […]

Usability testing and how to convince your stakeholders

Usability testing and how to convince your stakeholders

In-depth user research is vital for truly understanding human needs, behaviours and motivations. Usability testing is unquestionably an essential part of user research. But what does it really mean? Why should you care? And what should you take into consideration? What is usability testing? Usability is defined as “ease of use”. To be more specific, […]

Reduce risk in your product development with Hypothesis-Driven Design

Reduce risk in your product development with Hypothesis-Driven Design

Releasing new products and features is often risky business. If you don’t solve the right problem or meet your users’ expectations, it can have detrimental consequences to your company’s success. From experience, I’ve learned that new releases are most risky when they’re build on an equally unreliable foundation — assumptions. We tend to think that […]

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