The Problem We Solve is the Question We Ask

Just before 2017 came to an end, a Google Internet connectivity balloon crashed in Kenya and landed in a farm. As the article states, it caused a little panic. Fortunately, there was no damage to life or property. Most of us are familiar with what Google has been doing with balloons, but this prompted digging a little deeper. Continue reading

Here’s my Facebook movie!…ENOUGH!

For it’s 10th anniversary, Facebook created a special personalized movie, called Look Back, for its billion+ users, that was made up of each user’s memories on Facebook. It’s a good one minute long video, capturing special moments — most liked posts, photos shared — set to a background score. Sheryl Sandberg recently noted that over 200 million people had watched their individual movies, and 50% of the people who watched their own video had also shared it. Continue reading

New Product Idea – A Watch for Blind People…Almost

One of the participants in my course on Customer Connect & Market Research Techniques that I teach for the Institute of Product Leadership shared this great article about how products can benefit from user feedback.

It is a first person account of Hyungsoo Kim, founder and CEO of eone timepieces. Kim starts off narrating how he got introduced to the problem. Continue reading