Interview with Cindy Alvarez, Author and Design Researcher at Microsoft | GALs

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After 15 years working in startups across a variety of product roles, Cindy Alvarez is now a principal design researcher in the Cloud & Enterprise division at Microsoft. She's the author of Lean Customer Development: Build Products Your Customers Will Buy, a frequent speaker and champion of experimentation, using data and research well, and changing habits to foster greater diversity and inclusion.
Links:
Talk with Scott Hanselman about Lean Customer Development: https://www.hanselminutes.com/572/lean-customer-development-with-cindy-alvarez 
Article about cognitive biases and how they impact building product: http://firstround.com/review/build-your-user-base-with-these-human-behavior-hacks/

 

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