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  • Read the latest from our Product Strategy Lead, Shaunna Bruton, discussing how Product Manager duties shift between product and services environment— and what that could mean for you:

  • Creating a "ThinkGroup" dramatically improved our Product Strategy team's sense of identity, their output, and their growth as individuals and as a team. Our own Director of Product Strategy shares her insights on how they made it happen here:

    How to Strengthen Your Product Management Team

    Our ThinkGroup is focused on creating a sense of community, evolving product strategy as a practice, and generally learning new things. If you're bringing a group of people together, it's a good idea to have some clear goals. Run an affinity mapping exercise to uncover the outcomes that individuals want to achieve from the group.

  • Our Ventures team has been busy working on a new concept in partnership with Focals by North. Introducing Project Clear: A guided tour for travellers powered by Amazon Alexa that works with your smart glasses:

    Myplanet Ventures

    A guided tour at your own pace Travellers often venture to destinations they've never visited before, but they dislike the lengthy research and comparison process required to make the most of their trip. Guided tours offer one solution, but frequently leave visitors feeling like cattle being herded unceremoniously from one stop to the next.

  • We published our look at the state of voice technology today, featuring insights from our in-house experts who are actively building voice experiences every day:

  • Major Myplanet announcement today: Introducing our new Ventures division, created to help seed stage founders launch new businesses that matter.

  • Introducing the Myplanet Smarter Pattern Library— an interaction pattern library that provides solutions for common AI challenges. Bookmark it, refer to it often, and check back often as it's constantly evolving:

  • We dug deep on the retail industry to unearth how factors like sector and age impact the digital tools and interface upgrades retailers should invest in:

  • Are Design Systems Enough? Our latest post is live— take a read now:

    Are Design Systems Enough?

    Design systems are frequently hailed as a "best solution". They're heralded as saviours when it comes to creating and maintaining a cohesive look and feel across products, platforms, and experiences - especially when working at scale. And there's a reason for their reputation: teams have found a lot of consistency and relief in using an effective and well-maintained design system.

  • Myplanet CDO Erik von Stackelberg explains how voice interfaces can be brought into workplaces effectively in our latest article. Read his 6 design recommendations here:

    How to Design a Voice Experience for the Workplace - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Compared to traditional enterprise software experiences, voice technology is still in its infancy. But already, applications for the workplace are proving intriguing, exciting, and in some ways, very different from the consumer context. If you've been charged with designing a voice-based conversational experience for employees, here are some key tips to keep in mind.

  • Our Fellowship program is once again underway in Costa Rica in partnership with Estudio Manatí. So far they've gotten to know one another; learned about Drupal, Agile, and a host of other things; played with some Legos; had a few good meals together; and started to build their first Drupal-based project. Not too shabby for just three days in!

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