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Vuk Trifkovic

Five Books from 2016

Product, Design, Technology

It is the time for end-of-year lists. Just like last year, I'm going with five Product-related books I've read in 2016.

No obvious, SV group-think choices - I promise!

I - The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

If there was even a shadow of a doubt that tech industry is not just deeply political, but rife with . . .

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December 30, 2016

On Product #7 talk on Compressed Design Sprints

You know that feeling when you hear about a great new Product Management methodology that you'd like to try but you never quite get a chance to? Yeah, so do I.

For a while, I wanted to try out Design Sprint, but it was never quite a good time to do it. Until I've said sod it and just tweaked Design Sprint, chopping it around until I . . .

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October 09, 2016

Experiments in Moodboarding

Right Board for the Right Mood

For a long time I regarded moodboards as an arcane tool the preternaturally creative and terminally inspired.

Nothing should be further from the truth. It is a powerful technique for product managers too.

Moodboards for the rest of us

Narrow definition of moodboard as a design inspiration tool and a way to define visual language of a product . . .

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March 27, 2016

Five Books from 2015

Product, Design, Technology

It is the time for end-of-year lists. The one from Product Hunt on startup-related books, full of jaded, predictable entries really got me thinking that there has got to be a more bold selection out there.

So here are five books I've read in 2015 that are weird, wonderful and related to product, design or tech.

I - Designing Connected . . .

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December 17, 2015

Up.Front Talk on Quality Assurance

I have heard nothing but great things about Up.Front meet-up in Berlin. I was absolutely delighted when I got invited to present at Up.Front 62.

Having spending lot of my energy on quality assurance aspect of Vimcar, I thought it might be interesting to share my experience and pass on the insight I've picked up from the likes of my QA . . .

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November 11, 2015

Three Links & Artisanal Globes

CW02'15

I - How to Build an Invisible App According to Robin

Invisible apps, magically blending into background while delivering value to the user are often considered a holy grail of product design.

Robin, an office application app shows that blending into background might not be as easy or as as desirable. Two key points for me were:

Interfaces . . .

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January 12, 2015

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