Hardik Pandya Notes     Talks

Essays from days (& nights) building products.

These are my notes on product & design in tech. Topics of my essays stem from my observations from working at startups and large organisations.

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Before you read:

  1. I don’t do extremely extensive research on the notes - a lot of the stuff I write is born out of empirical evidence and day-to-day observations
  2. Some of the stuff I write may come across as my raw and unedited thoughts - this is intentional
  3. Things I write are my own personal views and there’s bias involved - but since there’s a great dearth of honest personal accounts of people in tech, I hope this serves as a useful one

After reading, if you have feedback or a different perspective, feel free to ping me on twitter or email me@hvpandya.com.

Latest notes

Design Principles

Design Quality is Coupled with the Business Model

Managers & Leaders

Founders, Hire Your First Designer

General Advice for Designers

Are You at the Right Workplace?

Increasing Net Competency

Know Your A-Team

Keeping it Simple

The Lonelier Parts of Leadership

Leaders Communicate Like Copper

Operational Dilution in Startups

How We Built Our Design Team

The Creator vs Editor Dilemma

The Five Year Team

You're Reflecting Too Much

Design Culture Code at Unacademy

Effective User Personas

Make Features Successful

On Copywriting

Designing for Education

Who's a Lead Designer?

Design Org at Unacademy

Transition to Leadership

Product Intuition Calibration

Two Lane Theory

Hot Seat Products

Small Slope Mentorship

The Unlaunch Manifesto

More Leverage

Exec Presentations

Thoughts on Design Documentation

Brief Note on Portfolios

Leverage in Large Organisations

Leadership in Large Organisations

My Framework for Delight

What I've Learned at Google as a Designer