The Best Articles in Product Design

The most useful articles and videos in Product Design from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Product Design Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Product Design by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. You Can't Hack Product Positioning
  2. How To Design a Bulletproof Product Strategy
  3. How you can "think different"
  4. Psychological Moonshots: Radical Product Improvements With Little Cost
  5. How Figma draws inspiration from the gaming world


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Thought Leaders

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Author. Designer. Web Standards Godfather. Employer Brand @Automattic. Publisher @AListApart @ABookApart. Ava’s dad. Pete’s brother RIP. He/him.

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Joel Spolsky

co-founder of Fog Creek, Trello, Stack Overflow, Glitch, and - I have moved to on mastodon

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Jason Fried

Founder & CEO at 37signals (makers of Basecamp and HEY). Non-serial entrepreneur, serial author. No DMs, email me at

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Brad Frost

Design system consultant, web designer, speaker, writer, musician, & artist. Author of Atomic Design. Mastadon:

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Julie Zhuo

Building Sundial. Angel investor. Former Design VP @ FB. Author of "The Making of a Manager" Obsessed with systems. Design + data person.

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