Developing My Personal Product Language
Inspired by Virgil Abloh’s Harvard Graduate School of Design lecture, I wanted to take the time to write out my “personal product language”. I think I take a similar approach to my writing, I often look at my writing from a product lens.
This is ever evolving, this isn’t a guide by any means. What is below is simply version one.
The 0 -> .5 version of the product, should be able to show the vision
Write for the technologist, build for the user
Be clear enough to text the details / edits
Rarely be inspired by other products, there are better places to draw from
Don’t build something you’re not the user of… like why….
Create a moment
Product is a reflection of cultural direction
Minimalism is fucking dead
Show what the future is today
Don’t build if you don’t have a definitive view
Turn private truths into public discussion
This is the age of the auteur
Be philosophically grounded
Build a world around the product
It’s all about creating a bridge to touch someone