Product Design Articles

  • building-with-agility

    Building with agility for our members in times of need

    April 23, 2020

    The needs of our members and customers have evolved rapidly in recent weeks, and we’ve been focused on evolving alongside them to meet their needs to the best of our ability. Recently, we introduced the ability for healthcare and essential organizations that have urgent hiring needs to post jobs for free on LinkedIn, and unlocked free learning paths on LinkedIn...

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    Feature spotlight: Building a horizontal carousel on Android

    April 17, 2020

    LinkedIn recently launched a new feature on Profile called Featured Items. It allows members to pin a post, article, or uploaded media to their profiles to showcase their work. Because the range of what members can choose to highlight is so broad, it was important that the feature was built to accommodate them all. We were excited to release Featured Items into...

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    Building a platform: Learnings from our pursuit for leverage

    April 3, 2020

    Co-authors: Jefferson Lai, Vinyas Maddi, and Vijay Ramamurthy One of our core engineering principles here at LinkedIn is to create leverage. In practice, what this means is to build software that is easy to reuse by other teams. An effective way we are able to do this is to favor platforms that generalize long-term functionality rather than build inflexible,...

  • building-inclusive-products-through-a-b-testing

    Building inclusive products through A/B testing

    March 31, 2020

    Co-authors: Guillaume Saint-Jacques, Amir Sepehri, Nicole Li, and Igor Perisic Introduction Previously on this blog, we’ve shared...

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    Making LinkedIn media more inclusive with alternative text ...

    October 10, 2019

    Co-authors: Vipin Gupta, Ananth Sankar and Jyotsna Thapliyal As part of our vision to provide economic opportunity for every member of...

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    The building blocks of LinkedIn Skill Assessments

    September 17, 2019

    Co-authors: Christian Mathiesen and Jie Zhang Your LinkedIn profile is intended to be a representative picture of your professional...