There’s been a lot of buzz lately about development teams using their own software—known as "eating your own dogfood"—in order to cultivate empathy for their users. After all, if the team doesn't use the app they're building, then how can they ever improve the user experience, right? Wrong! Counterintuitively, dogfooding only works in certain scenarios: Here's how to do it, as illustrated by Facebook Home.
The firm's chief product officer, Kouji Kodera, left last week, joining a raft of former colleagues, some of whom are going to other tech companies. Added to that, poor sales of its One and First models are not currently making HTC the happiest of workplaces.
The new HTC One is a 4.7-inch, 1080p mobile entertainment center with mobile speakers designed to reposition the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer as the brand of choice for portable video and music consumption.