Collaborative Product Design


Practical tools and activities for better product design

Product designers today can piece together several frameworks and have a new website or app up and running in a matter of days—as long as everyone on the project has the same vision. Implementation isn't the problem, but shared vision is.

Help your team build better products

Author and Experience Design Director, Austin Govella, introduces structured activities that help teams build better together. Along with soft skills, your team learns how to hack their design process to create better products and experiences.

The book will be available in Summer 2019.

Table of Contents

The Product designer's Toolbox

Working better with products and teams

1. Think, Make, Check

2. Work Better Together

3. The Collaboration Roadmap

4. Collaboration in practice


5. What strategy is made of

6. Align team with goals

7. Frame vision with current and future states

8. Document and communicate goals and vision

Working with goals and vision


Working with customer models like personas, archetypes, and profiles

9. What customers are made of

10. Target customers with the bullseye canvas

11. Think about goals and jobs-to-be-done

12. Think about contexts and preferences

13. Make customer models


14. What interactions are made of

15. Optimize usability with touchpoint diagrams

16. Optimize customer acquisition and retention with journey diagrams

Working with interaction models like maps, journeys, and flows


17. What interfaces are made of

18. Think about interfaces with 4-corners

19. Generate interface models

20. Choose the right interface model

Working with interface models like sketches, wireframes, and prototypes


Reviewing observations, ideas, and models with your team and others

21. Check your work