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The Best Articles in Product Design

A reading list of the best and most useful articles 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 2022.

  1. Product Strategy is About Saying No
  2. Spotify’s Embodiment Of Emotional Design
  3. How To Design a Bulletproof Product Strategy
  4. The Minimum Viable Testing Process for Evaluating Startup Ideas
  5. 10 cognitive biases that shape our world

Videos

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Product Design—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Product Design.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Product Design, including:

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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 jason@hey.com.

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zeldman

Author. Designer. Web Standards Godfather. Employer Brand at @Automattic. Publisher, @AListApart, @ABookApart. Cofounder, @AnEventApart. Ava’s dad. He/him.

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Joel Spolsky

co-founder of Fog Creek, Trello, Stack Overflow, Glitch, and http://HASH.ai - I have moved to @spolsky@blackrock.city on mastodon

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Brad Frost

Design system consultant, web designer, speaker, writer, & musician. Author of Atomic Design. Mastadon: https://mastodon.social/@brad_frost

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Julie Zhuo

Building Sundial. Angel investor. Former design VP @ FB. Author of "The Making of a Manager" http://amzn.to/2PRwCyW. I love people, products and words.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Product Design, including:

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UX Collective

Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design. By @fabriciot and @caioab.

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a16z

we invest in software eating the world http://a16z.com/portfolio/ http://a16z.com/podcasts/

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Reforge

Reforge is the world’s leading career development platform for top-tier professionals in tech. Fall 2022 Cohort enrollment opens Aug 15th.

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Nielsen Norman Group

User advocates offering evidence-based user experience (UX) research, training, consulting. Jakob Nielsen, Don Norman, Tog, and colleagues.

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OpenView

Product-led growth #VentureCapital tailor-made to build expansion stage #software companies into market leaders. #ProductLedGrowth #PLG #SaaS

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Every day Refind picks 5 links from around the web for every user, tailored to the user’s interests. Picking only a handful of links means focusing on what’s relevant and useful. We favor timeless pieces—links with long shelf-lives, articles that are still relevant one month, one year, or even ten years from now. These lists of the best resources on any topic are the result of years of careful curation.

How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
  4. Our community of active users gets 5 links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, add to reading list, save to «Made me smarter», «More/less like this», etc.
  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
  6. In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.

The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?

We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.

How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Product Design?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Product Design, including UX Collective, a16z, Reforge, Nielsen Norman Group, OpenView, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Product Design?

We follow dozens of thought leaders in Product Design, including Jason Fried, zeldman, Joel Spolsky, Brad Frost, Julie Zhuo.

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Who uses Refind?

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