Dina Chaiffetz is a San Francisco-based product strategist and UX researcher. In her work at Prolific Interactive, where she serves as Director of Product Strategy, she partners with big brands including Sephora, American Express, WeWork, and Gap Inc to design and grow their mobile initiatives. In this interview, Dina shares how her background in behavior science helps her to strategically address business goals and user needs. She frequently speaks and writes about the application of consumer psychology to product design, and serves on the leadership team of mBolden.Read More
Mike Strasser is a prolific San Francisco-based product designer, entrepreneur and lecturer coach at Stanford’s d.school. He’s on 36 patents and his work spans cars for BMW, consumer tech for Steve Jobs at Apple and super-sonic planes for NASA. Most recently, his Motiv venture, brought to market a disruptive addition to the fitness and health tracker category. In this interview, Mike shares how his foundation in design thinking, and interest in impactful products to improve people’s lives, is core to his mission.Read More
Chris Joseph always had the sense he would build his own great company. But even he has been surprised by the trajectory of his craft spirits brand. “We’ve been chasing our growth for six years,” said Jospeh “and we’re still doing it.”
Winc’s unique approach to the wine retail category has redefined the wine club for the modern age. Their use of technology to customize wine recommendations for a customer’s personal taste, and flexibility for customer’s to choose what they want, has earned Winc a legion of loyal Millennial and Gen X subscribers. Winc’s application of design thinking methods, and data-driven decision making, has been instrumental to their success.
This is a post in our Thought Leader Q&A series in which we interview leaders from innovative companies. We’ll draw on Andreas’s approaches and experience at Winc to learn how they've built a successful business.Read More