Product Managers are from Mars, UX-ers are from Uranus

Product Managers are from Mars, UX-ers are from Uranus

99designs presentation at the February 19 Product Anonymous Meetup in Melbourne. Susan Teschner (Senior Product Manager) and Catherine Hills (Senior UX Designer) discuss the similarities and differences in the Product Manager/UX-er relationship, and how it works for us.

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Catherine Hills

February 19, 2015
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  1. Product Managers are from Mars! UX-ers are from Uranus

  2. Susan Teschner! Product Manager Catherine Hills! User Experience Designer @daughterofbev

    @99designs
  3. Assumption Product Managers are from Mars UXers are from Uranus

    Product Manager! Mars User Experience! Uranus Not a bad planet really :)
  4. Our view and hypothesis As a Product Manager and UX-er

    at 99designs, 
 we’d argue that… User Experience! How about Venus :) Product Manager! Mars
  5. Product Managers and UX-ers can be from any planet

  6. Product Managers and UX-ers can be similar

  7. Product Managers and UX-ers can be similar

  8. or different

  9. or a combination of the two

  10. Might come into the roles from a variety of disciplines,

    ! other than Product Management and UX
  11. Complement each other, rather than eclipse

  12. Collaborate often

  13. Ask the right questions,! to avoid black holes, or learn

    from them
  14. After shipping, pay close attention to meteor showers

  15. Ultimately, Product and UX roles orbit 
 around the centre

    of our universe…
  16. The amazing Sun ! (aka. the Customers, Stakeholders and End-Users)

  17. Because understanding and learning from the 
 Customer, Stakeholder and

    End-user’s 
 experience means one thing
  18. A better product.

  19. Susan Teschner! Product Manager Catherine Hills! User Experience Designer @daughterofbev

    @99designs Thank you :)