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Wed Sep 22

  • Accessibility,
  • Software Development

The Importance of Large-Scale Platform Accessibility

One billion people – 15% of the world’s population – experience some form of disability, meaning accessibility should be a core aspect of all platforms designed to help others build better products. Working with our friends at Fable, we’ve devised four solutions for building platforms to employ to make the internet more accessible for everyone.

The Importance of Large-Scale Platform Accessibility

Wed Aug 4

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Polina Cherkashyna

Get to know Polina Cherkashyna, Group Engagement Director, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Polina Cherkashyna

Wed Jul 28

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Ramiz Khan

Get to know Ramiz Khan, Group Engagement Director, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Ramiz Khan

Wed Jun 30

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

The Product Thinker’s Toolkit: Hypothesis-Driven Validation

A Product Thinker’s toolkit needs to be robust, filled with frameworks one can pull from at the right moment to unlock product impact. Here we walk you through the seven steps of a Connected favourite: Hypothesis-Driven Validation. On numerous discovery and delivery engagements we’ve seen this versatile framework help product teams build better products and avoid building bad ones. Click to learn more.

The Product Thinker’s Toolkit: Hypothesis-Driven Validation

Wed Jun 2

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Matt DeLuco

Get to know Matt DeLuco, Engineering Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Matt DeLuco

Wed Apr 21

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Simon Tolkin

Get to know Simon Tolkin, Business Development Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Simon Tolkin

Wed Mar 24

  • Design,
  • Product Thinking

How to Embed Accessible Design Into Your Products

Accessible design requires an intentional focus on the user experience. In this piece, we teamed up with accessibility experts Fable to guide you through the process of designing impactful products for everyone.

How to Embed Accessible Design Into Your Products

Wed Mar 3

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

How Product Thinking Helps Accelerate New Product Development

Building new products is hard, and it’s even harder if you want to build them at the speed and scale required to seize market opportunities. Our latest piece takes you through the main benefits of applying a Product-Thinking approach to each of the major product development phases.

How Product Thinking Helps Accelerate New Product Development

Wed Feb 24

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Katie Luke

Get to know Katie Luke, Marketing Graphic Designer, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Katie Luke

Wed Feb 10

  • Product Thinking

Product-Thinking Risk Wheel

A continuous testing and validation framework for building the right product to be applied throughout the product development lifecycle from earliest discovery to launch, release, and evolution.

Product-Thinking Risk Wheel

Wed Jan 20

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

Product Thinking: The Core Principles of Product Discovery

The core principles of product discovery are designed to guide the thinking and actions of your team. They create a unified vocabulary that helps ensure that everyone is working together and moving in the same direction. In this article we walk you through these six core principles.

Product Thinking: The Core Principles of Product Discovery

Fri Dec 18

  • Culture

Our Year in Review: Success from Home

2020 has been a tumultuous year. However, at Connected, thanks to our best-in-class team, we’ve found ways to make it a year to remember! To celebrate all that we’ve achieved, our year in review breaks down our achievements into numbers and celebrates the impact we’ve had.

Our Year in Review: Success from Home

Wed Sep 30

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Alex Christodoulou

Get to know Alex Christodoulou, Engagement Lead, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Alex Christodoulou

Thu Sep 3

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Paul Sobocinski

Get to know Paul Sobocinski, Connected’s Engineering Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Paul Sobocinski

Thu Jun 4

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Mikkel Lunding

Get to know Mikkel Lunding, Connected's Senior Product Strategist, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Mikkel Lunding

Tue Apr 28

  • Research

Diverse Participant Recruitment: Financial Services Case Study

Money is universal. However, how people manage, understand, and use it varies from person to person, and from community to community. For a recent Financial Services project, Connected’s research team engaged with our trusted partner GRIT to ensure that we could guarantee a truly representative cross-section of Canadians for our user research and an end goal of a more impactful product.

Diverse Participant Recruitment: Financial Services Case Study

Thu Apr 2

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Tammy Chiasson

Get to know Tammy Chiasson, Connected's Global Managing Director, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Tammy Chiasson

Tue Mar 24

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Tina Goyal

Get to know Tina Goyal, Connected's Director of Engineering, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Tina Goyal

Thu Mar 19

  • Design

From Decolonization to Dolls for All

A few weeks ago, a group of Connected’s Designers attended the Inclusive Design Conference in Toronto bringing back to the office ideas, insights, and inspiration on how the product community can build better for everyone. Read their thoughts here!

From Decolonization to Dolls for All

Thu Feb 27

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Zachery Oman

Get to know Zachery Oman, one of Connected’s rockstar Product Strategists, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Zachery Oman

Wed Nov 13

  • Culture,
  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

3 Keys to Building Impactful Teams from Engineering Leaders

We met with engineering leaders in Toronto to discuss achieving product excellence through innovative engineering capabilities. Here are our 3 main takeaways from the event.

3 Keys to Building Impactful Teams from Engineering Leaders

Tue Oct 1

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

Key Takeaways from Elevate Product 2019

Read what the product leaders from Elevate Product 2019 had to say at this year's event.

Key Takeaways from Elevate Product 2019

Thu Aug 8

  • Culture

How to Nail Your Connected Interview

Thinking of applying to Connected? Check out this guide to succeeding in your interview!

How to Nail Your Connected Interview

Wed Jul 10

  • Voice

Top 9 Talks You Should Go See at Voice Summit 2019

With over 280 sessions to go see between July 22-25, we decided to create a top 9 list of sessions you should check out if you’re attending Voice Summit 2019, the largest Voice event in the world. Tuesday, July 23 Sessions […]

Top 9 Talks You Should Go See at Voice Summit 2019

Fri Jun 28

  • Culture

How We Stay #ConnectedWithPride

A recap of our Pride month and how we – and other companies – can take Pride celebrations beyond June.

How We Stay #ConnectedWithPride

Wed Jun 12

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Scott Wallace

Software Engineer, sports fanatic, and juggling master. Meet our very own, Scott Wallace

Connector Spotlight: Scott Wallace

Fri May 31

  • Culture

Collision 2019 Wrap-Up

Our key takeaways from attending the hottest tech conference in Canada.

Collision 2019 Wrap-Up

Mon May 27

  • Culture

How to Assess the Quality of an Online Financial Product

We often ask ourselves this question when looking at a new online financial product. We know nothing about it, and the one thing we are confronted with is its appearance.

How to Assess the Quality of an Online Financial Product

Sat May 18

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Jacky Li

Senior Product Designer, Eco-Friendly Citizen, Goalie to our Heart. Meet the one and only Jacky Li!

Connector Spotlight: Jacky Li

Fri May 3

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Uzair Khan

Ask him to quote Back To The Future. We dare you. Tell us a bit about your role at Connected.I currently help manage the Engineering Guild alongside an amazing leadership team. We focus on the growth of the guild—whether that’s through recruitment, […]

Connector Spotlight: Uzair Khan

Wed Apr 24

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Enakshi Shah

Software Engineer, U of T Alum, Certified Rock Climber. Heads up, it’s Enakshi Shah!

Connector Spotlight: Enakshi Shah

Tue Apr 23

  • Culture

The Importance of Creating Online Platforms for Small Businesses

As known, the Connected company has been striving to help different ambitious companies leverage the power of their business product since 2014. The primary mode of this process is implementing software-powered products.

The Importance of Creating Online Platforms for Small Businesses

Mon Apr 15

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Dave Doyle

Software Engineer Manager, Cloud Native Aspirant, Nintendo Nerd. Introducing the great Dave Doyle!

Connector Spotlight: Dave Doyle

Tue Apr 9

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Erin Gallagher

Software Engineer, National 30 Under 30 Developer, Animal Foster Momma. Meet the incredible Erin Gallagher!

Connector Spotlight: Erin Gallagher

Thu Jan 10

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Peter Chow-Wah

Web Engineer, Smart-Home Connoisseur, Hapkido Black Belt. Nice to meet you, Peter Chow-Wah.

Connector Spotlight: Peter Chow-Wah

Thu Jan 3

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Hilary Hayes

Product designer, powerlifter, self-care guru. Nice to meet you, Hilary Hayes.

Connector Spotlight: Hilary Hayes

Tue Nov 27

  • Design,
  • Strategy

Take Off Your Headsets and Dance

A Lesson in Product Development from Catherine Ulrich

Take Off Your Headsets and Dance

Wed Nov 7

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Stephen Khuu

Engineer, pun-master, Guinness World Record-holder. Get to know Stephen Khuu.

Connector Spotlight: Stephen Khuu

Sun Jun 17

  • Strategy,
  • Voice

Connected Goes to Cannes!

Connected to compete in the first ever Cannes Lions “Change for Good” Hackathon

Connected Goes to Cannes!

Wed Feb 17

  • Strategy

Overcoming Gorilla Hands in VR

VR offers users the exciting possibilities of creating user interfaces in any size and any shape all around them.

Overcoming Gorilla Hands in VR