Mike McCue, founder and CEO of Flipboard, believed that the invention of iPad and the flourish of mobile Internet has revolutionized the publishing industry while giving a speech at the Global Mobile Internet Conference held in Beijing. He also shared Flipboard’s practice about how to design and develop products for mobile devices.

In engineer-driven companies like Google in the U.S. and Baidu in China, designing Internet product is all about data. This is especially true for Google, which is well-known for its data-powered product design discipline.

Mike, although acknowledging the importance of data in the craftsmanship for its implication on user behaviors, suggested that sometimes it’s better to leave data alone while add emotions and soul to the product if one is looking to making ground-breaking stuff.

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Ben Jiang

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