Empathy and Human Values in Products
Recently, I did a quick talk at Real Fellowship, Real Ventures’ latest initiative to jump start the Montreal Startup scene. Pretty proud to be a part of it. Since SlideShare doesn’t allow for presenter notes to be shown with the slides (how is that not a core feature?) – I’ve posted the presentation here as a blog post.
I’m going to speak about Empathy and what it has to do with designing and creating products that people will love. Quick background on me: I’m currently working on Mobile + Retail initiatives at Frank & Oak – a menswear retailer – as a Product Manager. I’m an ex-entrapreneur and started my career as an engineer and ended up in product. Why does empathy matter / why am I even talking about empathy? It’s the first step towards sympathizing with others’ problems and truly understanding them. It’s important to empathize with users. Of course, empathy goes beyond...
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