Designing Uber’s Product Manager Bootcamp

Uber’s product managers (PMs) ensure that our technologies fulfill the company’s vision of improving transportation experiences for users worldwide. Among other duties, PMs lead cross-functional teams, prioritize efforts, and communicate with stakeholders to facilitate the successful execution of product roadmaps. At Uber, PMs are embedded within various parts of the tech organization and are accountable for products ranging from our core rider, eater, and driver … Continue reading Designing Uber’s Product Manager Bootcamp

Designing Streets for Self-Driving Cars: Parks Instead of Parking Meters

Urban planners talk about two visions of the future city: heaven and hell. Hell, in case it’s not clear, is bad—cities built for technologies, big companies, and vehicles instead of the humans who actually live in them. And hell, in some ways, is here. Today’s US cities are dominated by highways there were built by razing residential neighborhoods. Few sidewalks and fewer bike lanes. It’s … Continue reading Designing Streets for Self-Driving Cars: Parks Instead of Parking Meters

Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

That same design language can be seen inside the rest of the Wallace Corporation. It’s a sparse but immediately recognisable look. Territory’s goal was to build something that felt like Wallace’s own, personalized operating system. So specialized, in fact, that Wallace wouldn’t require the usual labels and iconography found on mass-market platforms like Windows and MacOS. It was designed for him, and is, therefore, supposed … Continue reading Designing the technology of ‘Blade Runner 2049’

NASA is designing a spacecraft that could nudge asteroids out of Earth’s way

The threat of an asteroid hurtling towards Earth may be the stuff sci-fi thrillers are made of, but it’s also a real-life concern. In 2013, for instance, a roughly 20-meter-wide meteor exploded over Russia, injuring about 1,500 people with its shock wave. “The hazard of asteroids crossing Earth’s orbit and being a potential for collision and impact with the Earth is a real thing,” says … Continue reading NASA is designing a spacecraft that could nudge asteroids out of Earth’s way