Your Product’s X-Factor

Christian Crumlish

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My name is Christian, but you can spell it Xian (or even xian, which looks better to my eye). I’m a product person, team leader & music lover.

I consult on Product & UX leadership at Design in Product.

Most recently, I've been working on COVID19.CA.GOV and cannabis.ca.gov for the state of California's office of innovation. When the pandemic first hit, I joined a volunteer effort spearheaded by an MIT Media Lab professor and built a product team at the PathCheck Foundation. I was VP of Product at 7 Cups, Senior Director of Product & UX at CloudOn (acquired by Dropbox in 2015), Director of Product for AIM, & the last curator of the Yahoo design pattern library.

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Speaking

I speak at User Experience & Product conferences & facilitate workshops for leaders that struggle with how their UX &l Product teams should be structured or relate.

Be in touch to check my availability or schedule me for your team or event.

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Writing

I like to write about UX, product, team building, and remote collaboration. My book Product Management for UX People dropped on March 3, 2022. I also wrote The Power of Many (Wiley), and co-wrote Designing Social Interfaces (O’Reilly). I have another book in progress called Growing Product People (Sense & Respond), too.

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Ukulele

When I’m not consulting, writing, or speaking, I’m either playing or writing songs on my ukulele. I believe music is one of the fundamental universal languages and both a channel for, and model of, understanding and sympathy among people making something meaningful together in harmony. I've presented on the "secrets" of the pentatonic scales and how to design for play drawing on music among other sources for these insights, but really it's just my happy place.