Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith

Content Marketing Manager

Dominic is a writer and strategist, who has worked throughout his career to bring to light insights and opportunities that drive sustainable long-term growth. His work looks beyond sectors, focusing on the individual wants and desires of people that ultimately form the trends, behaviours, and landscape of the world we live in.

Articles

Wed Aug 25

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

Product Thinking Quick Hits: Explaining Hunch Maturity

A short read on a big concept. Written by our Content Strategy Manager, Dominic Smith, this article explains the power of hunches and why they’re so foundational to the product development process.

Product Thinking Quick Hits: Explaining Hunch Maturity

Wed Jul 14

  • Product Thinking

The Four Necessary Focus Areas for Building Better Products

Product Thinking is a repeatable approach that ensures that you, your team, and your organization are consistently progressing and genuinely building better products. So try embedding these four focus areas into your team’s product development process.

The Four Necessary Focus Areas for Building Better Products

Wed Jun 16

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development,
  • Strategy

How to Onboard and Grow a Team During a Rapidly Evolving Project

As teams move through the product development process they often stumble across the major challenge of onboarding new team members effectively and maintaining momentum. In this excerpt from our latest white paper Creating an Effective Product Delivery Team, we share how the Product Thinking approach solves for this challenge.

How to Onboard and Grow a Team During a Rapidly Evolving Project

Wed Sep 23

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

How Digital Overload Affects Users

We truly believe that great products can support and delight people navigate their complex lives; however, we aren’t blind to the negative impact that they can have. With all the talk about Netflix’s new documentary The Social Dilemma, we thought it was the perfect time to share an extract from The Current State of Digital Distraction, written by our Content Marketing Manager, Dominic Smith back in January.

How Digital Overload Affects Users

Thu Sep 17

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

Four Rules for Designing Smart Home Products

An excerpt from our much-loved Smart Home, this article lays out the four central rules for designing the right smart home products for your users.

Four Rules for Designing Smart Home Products

Thu Jun 25

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

Three Emerging Product Practices to Design an Optimistic Future

With so much uncertainty in the world, Connected’s Dominic Smith explores three emerging practices that product thinkers and builders can use to build products that can help to create a brighter future for everyone.

Three Emerging Product Practices to Design an Optimistic Future

Tue Jun 2

  • Strategy

Six-Step Plan for Leading in a Crisis

Extraordinary times require extraordinary leadership. Last month Connected hosted nearly 50 product leaders at an online workshop with Gibson Biddle to exchange ideas and insights on how best to lead in this trying time.

Six-Step Plan for Leading in a Crisis

Fri Mar 20

  • Culture

The Connected WFH Toolkit

In these strange times working from home is a forced reality for many. At Connected, we have been working in mixed in-office and remote teams for awhile and have put together a little guide on the tools we use to help build better products from afar.

The Connected WFH Toolkit

Thu Mar 5

  • Product Thinking

A Snapshot of Podcasting Today

Podcasting has exploded into life in the last ten years, but with such a vast expansion the landscape can be a little confusing. At Connected, we’ve put together a snapshot to help you get up to speed and understand the reality of the space and who the key players are at the start of the decade.

A Snapshot of Podcasting Today

Tue Dec 3

  • Design,
  • Software Development

The Art of Prototyping: When to Go Low and When to Go High

Choosing the right type of prototype to build is an art form. In our latest piece, we walk you through different scenarios and how to assess which prototyping method is most impactful in each circumstance.

The Art of Prototyping: When to Go Low and When to Go High

Wed Oct 9

  • Product Thinking

The Snowflake Era

As consumers expect increasingly personalized experiences from their software products, product builders must explore different ways of developing products in order to meet the unique requirements of each user.

The Snowflake Era