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And now, let’s talk about MVP (minimum viable products) and why building a data product in this manner may be a very expensive, slow way for your team to learn.

It’s pretty simple: MVPs sound great. And they can be great, in terms of focusing on a rapid way to…

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Notes from Industry

Let’s talk about data products for a second-especially the kind built by internal teams who are now tasked with externally-facing product innovation work. You know, the kind that outside people have to pay to use. …

As a designer, I used to say “user-centered”—a lot. It’s terminology we now hear from non-designers now, people like many of you.

That’s a good thing. But, I want you and your teams to think bigger.

For me, that “user-centered” descriptor is missing something about design, and particularly so if…

If your team is highly technical, “soft skill” stuff probably feels like BS. Users are mostly in the way of getting the data provide its inherent value.

If your team is highly technical, it may seem irrational when stakeholders or users make decisions that are not based on what the…

Getting the “makers” of the solutions talking to real end-users can be extremely difficult.

Here’s how to navigate the gatekeepers and bureaucracy so that the data products you spend so much time and money building actually are useful, usable, and valuable.

Last week I gave a private talk to a…

I’m not putting out a long list of 2021 predictions, but I have a couple that I will mention to you that are on my radar. First,

AI/Data Product Management Seems to be Picking Up

There seem to be more jobs appearing in product management in the AI/ML space, in particular. I am not sure why we don’t…

Today, I’m sharing my impressions of one of Spotify’s analytics touchpoints — a monthly email I receive with a boatload of design choices I mostly hope you will not copy, especially if you’re working in an enterprise capacity. …

Home Depot.

If you’ve bought a house or property before, chances are, you have probably spent some time at a Home Depot, Lowes or whatever your local home-improvement store/chain looks like. I know I have. …

A short story for you about football.

No, not that kind — the kind the rest of the world plays outside the US: ⚽️.

Me to my Scottish pal this weekend: “Michael, I’m feeling like I might be ready try resuming Cesar’s soccer pickup again (5x5). You down?”

Michael: “not…

Customers want simple, well-designed decision support tools and UX’s that are actionable. Businesses want to see value from data and adoption of data-driven decision making. However, the UX that is afforded to is often simply a byproduct of the analytics team’s engineering, or, at best, “data viz” efforts — and…

Brian O'Neill

Brian T. O’Neill is a consulting product designer who helps companies create innovative ML and analytics solutions. Host of Experiencing Data podcast. #UX

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