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Design the Product Manager Thinking, from Product Mindset to Growth Mindset, from Problem Space to Solution Space

Expert Session with Karthik Vijayakumar

Karthik Vijayakumar, Design Your Thinking Founder

Karthik is the creator and host of The Design Your Thinking Podcast. In the podcast he explores the workings of the human mind and the world of design through conversations with makers and thinkers from across multiple disciplines.

He has a background in engineering, product management and design. Karthik takes special interest in cognitive psychology, metacognition, design and business.

Session Highlights

- What Problem Space and Solution Space are (1:45)
- What Product Mindset entails (4:54)
- The common pitfalls that make a PM newbie get into a wrong direction when they’re learning the product (9:28)
- The tool to keep a Product Manager's perspective stay fresh (12:23)
- How the collaboration between a PM, UX designer, Developer and other stakeholders to design the solution space looks like (17:16)
- The deconstruction of The Tiny Book of Trigger from Problem Space to Solution Space (22:31)
- How often a Product Manager should assess their product skills (39:23)
- The six core mindsets and the ideal skillset a Product Manager should have (43:17)
- The product manager productivity hacks to create more outcome (47:54)

The recommended resources for further study in Problem Space and Product Management (53:28)

- Indi Young: Researching the Problem Space
- Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior
- Practical Empathy: For Collaboration and Creativity in Your Work
- The Process of Creative Thinking
- Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works
- Lean Canvas
- The Business Model Canvas
- Design Your Thinking Product Manager Summit dedicated resources page

Connect with Karthik

- LinkedIn
- Twitter
- Design Your Thinking

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