HQ Trivia, one of the hottest apps of 2017, is reinventing what game shows look like in the 21st century. On HQ, you can tune in live every day to answer trivia questions for the chance to win thousands of dollars. However, as HQ Trivia increases in popularity, it exposes itself to a significant risk.… Continue reading I Hacked HQ Trivia But Here’s How They Can Stop Me
Including links to the finalists’ winning proposals It’s a wrap! HackMentalHealth’s first collegiate hackathon is over, filled with passion, laughter, and lots and lots of code! Read more to find out about the event including the top winners below! The Winners Each of the hackathon winners wrote their own blog post detailing the redesign proposal.… Continue reading HackMentalHealth Yale’s Collegiate Mental Health Hackathon
Join us at Yale University on Feb 22–24, and UCSF Mission Bay on Mar 23–24 to innovate and redesign mental health + technology. Get Yale Hackathon Tickets Here Get UCSF Hackathon Tickets Here In the current century, mental health has become one of the biggest challenges our nation faces. According to the National Alliance on… Continue reading Announcing HackMentalHealth 2019, The World’s Largest Mental Health Hackathons
Lessons from a Technology + Palliative Care Brainstorm with doctors, chaplains, and palliative health experts at the University of Colorado Denver. Palliative care is a relatively new concept in the field of medicine. Historically, medicine has had a primarily curative goal. Yet, instead of focusing on curing a terminally diagnosed patient, palliative care provides relief from symptoms,… Continue reading How can technology improve end-of-life and palliative care?
7 simple steps to acing your next PM interview After coaching hundreds of PM interview candidates via PMLesson.com, I’ve realized that every great PM interview response employs a common underlying structure. Depending on the question, an interviewee may need to define the set of users or mention prevailing tech trends. Yet no matter what, these seven steps… Continue reading The Perfect Structure for Every Product Management Interview Question
Minimalism is about reducing items. That’s why we’re introducing the only one you’ll ever need. Do you frequently lose your possessions? Do you feel like you keep buying more things that you don’t need? Wish you had fewer items that could handle more tasks? Don’t panic. We’re excited to announce The Infinitowel — the ultimate multitool for every minimalist.… Continue reading Peak Minimalism: The Infinitowel
Tipping sucks, but we should still tip our ridesharing drivers. Here’s why. Last year, I drove for Lyft in the Denver area. I recently posted an article analyzing my tips, discovering that under a third of my riders actually tipped me. To my surprise, this article received polar reactions on the issue of Uber/Lyft tipping etiquette. Many readers were floored that… Continue reading So, Are You Supposed to Tip your Uber/Lyft Driver?
By Billy Hathorn [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons Bugs in the Wild is a case study series where I identify live internet bugs and propose product redesigns. The Bug Chase, like many banks, records user travel notices to prevent falsely detected credit card fraud. Chase offers a feature where users can set a travel notice… Continue reading Dear Chase: Your Travel Notice Is Broken. Here’s How To Fix It.
Bugs in the Wild is a case study series where I identify live internet bugs and propose product redesigns. The Bug Instagram’s setting page lists a feature where users can toggle “Hide Inappropriate Comments” to hide offensive comments on Instagram. Here’s what it looks like on desktop and mobile web: There’s a distinction between the… Continue reading Bugs in the Wild: Instagram Setting Doesn’t Sync
Lessons from the road as a former Lyft driver in the Denver area. For rideshare drivers, tips are an important source of income. But what variables correlate to a large or small tip? Do controllable factors like conversation or the day of the week affect tip outcomes? I designed a mini-experiment to investigate. After each ride,… Continue reading I analyzed my Lyft driver tips, here’s what I found
This post is part of a larger attempt to share my personal “systems” that help me organize my life. By sharing my system, I hope to get feedback and inspire others to share as well. The past few weeks have been an awakening for many with respect to technology usage. Facebook has perhaps never been… Continue reading Control Technology, Not The Other Way Around