Atul Pradhananga

Hi, I'm Atul — I help companies define, design, and launch better digital products & distinctive brands.

Here, I explore topics I'm interested in like product design, brand strategy, marketing, philosophy, creative entrepreneurship, mental models, & more.

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    Personal Favorites

  • What Makes Great Brands Great – thoughts on building a brand that matters.
  • Designing for Delight – how to design products that delight the users.
  • Think Like Sherlock Holmes — my observation on how we, as UX professionals, can create a model for thought, for decision making, for how to structure, investigate, observe, and solve problems.
  • You call it writer's block. Professionals call it writing. — a riff on writer's block.
  • Find products for your customers — on the importance of discovery phase.
  • Start with the problem — the secret to a good research begins by formulating an interesting problem.
  • How to measure intangibles? — on deconstructing the construct.
  • Recent writings

    How would you have lived your life differently if you had a chance?

    Nadine Stair, an 85-year-old woman from Louisville, Kentucky, shares her answer when asked, "How would you have lived your life differently if you had a chance?"

    How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes

    In this essay, I've tried to distill my observation on how we, as UX professionals, can learn to create a model for thought, for decision making, for how to structure, investigate, observe, and solve problems like Sherlock Holmes.

    We are made to create

    I made a lettering piece inspired by a quote by Pamela Slim

    User experience is not about pretty interface

    The new generation of consumers are empowered, connected and have higher expectations than ever before. What should you do to stay competitive?


    Get in touch

    I’m always happy to meet people building interesting things. Email me at: hi@atulprd.com


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