Product Design Articles

  • building-a-platform-for-assessments

    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,...

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    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 information on best practices in data science, particularly in areas such as A/B testing. We’ve also discussed the importance of ethics in fields such as data science, early implementations of “fairness by design” principles in our...

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    Making LinkedIn media more inclusive with alternative text descriptions

    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 the global workforce, LinkedIn creates a unique environment for members to network, learn, share knowledge, and find jobs. In many ways, the LinkedIn feed has become the core of this effort as the preeminent way to share...

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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...

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    Fairness, Privacy, and Transparency by Design in AI/ML...

    July 26, 2019

    Co-authors: Stuart Ambler, Ahsan Chudhary, Mark Dietz, Sahin Cem Geyik, Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Ian Koeppe, Varun Mithal, Guillaume...

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    How natural language processing helps LinkedIn members get ...

    April 30, 2019

    As members explore the many products of LinkedIn, including the feed, homepage, Learning, Recruiter, and Sales Navigator, to name a...