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Christian Beck

Executive Design Partner at @Innovatemap in Indianapolis, and co-host of the Better Product podcast, Christian helps tech startups and scale-ups design usable and marketable products.
Recent episodes featuring Christian Beck
Community Series | Navigating Community Carefully
Better Product
When do you draw the line between letting your community own the roadmap and using them to influence your roadmap? Our series on community comes to a close with an examination on how several product leaders are approaching feedback from their communities. It can be easy to assume that your users know best about what they need, but can we dig deeper and read between the lines to gain a better understanding? In this episode, we share some insights into how to navigate your community when it comes to feedback, managing users, and understanding how those users interact with each other. We’ll also hear how to effectively manage your community as your product scales. Listen in to hear part five of our series on community. Connect with Christian Connect with Anna Learn more about Innovatemap Past Episodes Mentioned:  Scaling a Product While Building a Community with Sara Mauskopf Creating a Better Product Starts by Solving a Real Problem Resources Mentioned:  Winnie Sketch Behance InVision Indy Gaming League
Adobe's Scott Belsky on Leading with Conviction
Better Product
When you’re committed to making a better product and a better community, conviction is paramount. Evenin the face of opposition, if you don’t believe in the product and the needs it can address for the community you’ve identified, how can you truly lead?   We talked with Scott Belsky, creator of Behance and the Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President of Creative Cloud at Adobe. Scott is an executive, author, investor, and most importantly, a product obsessive. Scott shares how Behance found its footing by building the product around their ideal customers, even when they couldn’t get them to buy in from the start.   As a Chief Product Officer, Scott also shares insights into what conviction looks like when you’re the leader of multiple products across a vast community, and how empowering others to make decisions has been vital to product success at Adobe. Take a listen! Connect with Scott  Learn more about Behance Connect with Christian Connect with Anna Learn more about Innovatemap Past Episodes Mentioned:  Building an Audience Before Your Digital Product Launches with Dave Gerhardt  Creating a Better Product Starts by Solving a Real Problem with Peter Omvlee Products Mentioned:  AirTable Winnie Dovetail
Community Series | When to Place an Emphasis on Community
Better Product
How do I know when to invest in building a community for my product? The first few episodes in our new series have highlighted the power of community when it comes to product. But it is clear that each story - and community - is unique. So how do you know when and how to place an emphasis on community? In this episode, we share stories that give indicators that placing an emphasis on community is the right decision for a particular product. We’ll also learn how each product and community requires its own individual assessment in order to thrive, along with an interesting revelation about values you place at the center of your efforts. Listen in to hear part three of our series on community. Connect with Christian Connect with Anna Learn more about Innovatemap Past Episodes Mentioned:  Scaling a Product While Building a Community with Sara Mauskopf Building an Audience Before Your Digital Product Launches Resources Mentioned:  Winnie Drift InVision Indy Gaming League
InVision's Adam Fry-Pierce and Mike Davidson on the 3 P's of Community
Better Product
As our series on community continues, we dig deeper into the fundamental elements that create a successful product community. Adam Fry-Pierce, Director of Design Community and Curator of the Design Leadership Forum at InVision, previously shared what they consider to be the 3 P’s that guide their view of community. InVision’s VP of Partnerships and Community, Mike Davidson, joins the conversation to share how these principles look when put into action. For the team at InVision, community means creating a better product while also creating a stronger community for designers everywhere. Listen in to hear how efforts like the Design Leadership Forum and DesignBetter.co are helping InVision’s community of designers grow and evolve in unexpected and exciting ways. Connect with Adam Connect with Mike Learn more about InVision Connect with Christian Connect with Anna Learn more about Innovatemap Past Episodes Mentioned:  Tapping Into Community Resources Mentioned:  Design Leadership Forum DesignBetter
Community Series | Tapping into Community
Better Product
What does it mean to develop a product with community in mind? Over the first two seasons of Better Product, we’ve found that many of our conversations seem to involve community, whether the word is blatantly spoken or not. In many cases, it’s a matter of how much a company wants to invest in community that dictates the impact its community has on the success of a given product. In this first episode of this new series, we’ll be looking into a few examples of product stories that were heavily influenced by their communities and how it looked differently for each of them. We’ll also hear how being intentional about community stands to benefit both your product and the experience of your users. Listen in to hear part one of our new series on community. Connect with Christian Connect with Anna Learn more about Innovatemap Past Episodes Mentioned:  Scaling a Product While Building a Community with Sara Mauskopf Creating a Better Product Starts by Solving a Real Problem with Pieter Omvlee Resources Mentioned:  Winnie Sketch InVision
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Location
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Episode Count
43
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
16 hours, 29 minutes