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Hacking Product Design

A Guide to Designing Products for Startups

Authors: Jing, Tony

  • Shows you how a designer should think and frame problems in the highly dynamic context of a startup 
  • Teaches you to create your own unique toolkit by bridging the gap between the hard skills of product design and the soft skills of the startup culture
  • Provides insight into how a successful product is developed and designed in the fast-paced and precarious environment of a startup
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About this book

Understand how designing a technology product in a startup environment is markedly different from product design at established companies. This book teaches product designers how to think and frame problems in the dynamic context of startups. You will discover how to enhance your soft skills that are often not taught, but are crucial to your success.

In the emerging field of design for technology products, there are many books and resources covering the hard skills—such as visual design, interface design, prototyping, and motion design. These skills are necessary to design work; however, without an understanding of the true potential of design and the skills required to unleash that potential in a startup setting, the impact of design may remain at a production level and not reach a position where it can positively impact product strategy and the business bottom line. Hacking Product Design addresses that gap in knowledge. 


What You’ll Learn 

  • Gain foundational knowledge: know what startups are, the mindset designers should have when working in startups, and how to solve problems
  • Generate product ideas, collaborate with others, and prioritize what to do to maximize the potential of those ideas
  • Discover how to be successful in designing great products—know what to focus on and the principles to follow


Who This Book Is For 

Those interested in becoming product designers in startups, including design students, junior designers, front-end engineers, and graphic and web designers who want to transition to designing technology products

About the authors

Tony Jing is a product designer at Uber Technologies Inc. Prior to that he was a product designer at Inkling Systems Inc., a startup based in San Francisco. He writes a popular blog on Medium on topics such as design, prototyping, and technology in China. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3985-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3984-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hacking Product Design
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Designing Products for Startups
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Tony Jing
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3985-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3985-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3984-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 116
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
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