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Nikos Pappas • Digital Product Designer

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Google search have just added 3D life-sided models of animals and it's amazing

If you’ve got an AR-enabled phone, you can now bring select animals right into your space for a safari (or safe snuggle) with Search. Just open your browser and search (I used Safari on iPhone).

The animated 3D model also makes noises and you can increase/decrease the scale of the animal or you can drag the animal on your phone screen. Having a 3D model of the animal in the real world gives a clear idea of its size.

The clever way Walmart is trying to beat Amazon: Real estate

”Walmart hopes to leverage one staggering fact: 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store,” Katharine Schwab argues in her recent article on FastCompany

To achieve that they had to “think of stores like mini warehouses,” Walmart’s chief technology officer Jeremy King explains during an interview.

Well, I have to admit that it feels kind of rewarding to see more and more companies follow the very same product strategy that we followed at Home Run. Home Run didn’t survived the Death Valley’s menace, but this doesn’t mean the on-demand, no-warehouse, no-delivery-vans model isn’t here to stay.

Photos: Walmart

You find Walmart’s strategy interesting, you could learn more about their shelve-scanning robots, made by Bossa Nova, at the video below:

To be strategic

How to be strategic” by Julie Zhuo is one of the best essays I’ve ever read on product strategy.

According to Zhuo these 3 things are the “secret sauce” of being strategic:

  1. Create alignment around what wild success looks like.

  2. Understand which problem you’re looking to solve for which group of people.

  3. Prioritize. And cut.

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The full post is well worth a read.
Find it at the following link: https://medium.com/@joulee/how-to-be-strategic-f6630a44f86b

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