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Nathan Allsopp

Marketing

I Went from 0 to 100% on Content & Social Marketing. Here’s What I Learnt.

My journey from thinking they both sounded fairly over-rated, to making content and Twitter-ing every day.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Product Management

The Unspoken Challenges of Being a Product Manager

Like many other roles, Product Managers face a range of various problems. It isn’t always glory and case studies. Here's 6 common challenges faced by PMs.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

Every Great Product Needs a Story

+ How UX can Help Bring That Story to life

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

4 Simple Ways UX Designers Can Boost Their Presence Internally

How you can use your process to benefit others

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

How Much Interface Is Enough Interface?

Three steps to help interface designers find the right balance

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Motivation

3 Reasons Why I’m Careful With My Attention

Give your attention to the right things, and not too many of them.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

Great User Experiences Are a Team Effort

Designers are only one part of it

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
How-to

How To Design Simple Mobile Onboarding

Mobile onboarding is always fun to design - and it doesn't have to be difficult!

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
How-to

Sketch Shorcuts to Power Your Workflow

As designers, finding a workflow that suits us best is key. Here, I'll show you some of my favourite shortcuts using Sketch.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Startups

Problem, People, Product — The Crucial 3Ps for any Startup

The perfect storm that defines a startup’s success

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

Why User Experience needs to go beyond the interface

There's more to it than just Sketch and a MacBook Pro.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Startups

Startups — don’t get lost in the tech

Getting "lost in the tech" is very easy for tech-based startups. But, there is so much more to consider. Here's what you need to keep in mind.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

Why designers need to be component-driven

Every interface is made up of smaller components that need to be thought about differently. Here’s why designers need to focus on the components to form the bigger picture.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

4 Simple Ways For Designers To Boost Value

Thinking about just design isn't enough to keep all stakeholders happy & more work coming in. You need to deliver value beyond design. Keep these areas in mind.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Product Management

Product Management is all about Relationships

Product Managers do more than use JIRA, make burndown charts or interview users. They foster relationships. Here’s why it is so important.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Culture

Giving up control as a business grows is important

Founding a company is a lot like having a child. A lot of time, effort and money goes into it. But, letting past experience rule the future isn’t always the best idea. Times need to change. Here’s why

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Product Management

The Unspoken Challenges of Being a Product Manager

Like many other roles, Product Managers face a range of various problems. It isn’t always glory and case studies. Here's 6 common challenges faced by PMs.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Product Management

Product Managers need to be strong Problem Managers. Here’s why.

Product Managers build great products. But, great products start with a great problem. Read more to find reasons why Product Managers need to be strong Problem Managers.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

UX Tips for Websites and Apps anybody can use: Round 2

UX (User Experience) doesn’t need to be scary and complicated. In this article, I build off from the last tips article to show you ways to take your UX knowledge to the next level.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

Easy tips anyone can follow to create an awesome user experience

UX doesn’t need to be complicated and difficult — here’s how.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
UI/UX Design

5 Reasons why every budding UI designer should complete the Daily UI Challenge

However, the reality is that saying “abra kadabra!” and magically changing careers is difficult. One of my key learning exercises that helped me grow as a designer was undertaking the Daily UI Challenge. The challenge involves designing an interface each day for 100 days based off a provided brief.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Product Management

The 5 go-to metrics on your first day as a Product Manager

Your first day as a Product Manager can be daunting. There is a lot to familiarise yourself with - and you need to do it fast. Here's the 5 go-to metrics on your first day.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018
Product Management

Specification disconnect - don't let it hold back your product development.

Specification disconnect - when the way a product spec is perceived does not match how it was actually documented - can cause problems for your product, but can be avoided. Here's how.

Nathan Allsopp
March 15, 2018