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Zingography : Tech/Product/UX/StartUp Update # 3

5 Key Design Principles : (As per Law of Continuation of UX)

  1. Similarity
  2. Consistency
  3. Proximity
  4. Uniformity
  5. Correctness/Authenticity

Also sharing some cool designs as its getting very Hot in Mumbai 🙂

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Let the Performance Come from the Gut!

I remember my Mom being an amazing Singer & Singing being her only indulgence apart from the daily household work!

I also remember her being very nervous before every performance & her Sir + co-performers giving her confidence before & during performance.
What I distinctly remember is that after every performance, the audience used to be stunned with her melody.

I used to wonder how – when she’s so nervous & I have hardly seen her practice at home, how do people go WOW with her voice.

Its much later that I realised, that performances need to come from the Gut to make an impact! Let it be an honest performance for it to be a great performance!

Also a quick mention for Pooja Sharma aka Draupadi for coming back from Hiatus.. Thank God & Thank You!

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Zingography : Tech/Product/UX/StartUp Update # 2

My approach for a product manager/growth hacker/online marketer/data scientist :

  • Do loads of research – Humoungus – Primary, Secondary – for a good 1/2 months continuously via diff geographic & sets.. and keep on adding to your thoughts
  • Form your vision – short term given the current circumstances & long term where you see your product in next 3-5 years
  • Work towards it – getting processes, resources & adding 2-3 key innovation tests to it…
  • Keep a constant tab over all key actionable (make it 80 : 20 rule) – work mornings, nights, weekends but ensure control over non – negotiable points
  • Heckle well with all stakeholders from tech, alliances, marketing, vendors!
  • Get it LIVE & Optimise it basis customer feedbacks..
  • Launch it in the Mkt… with some exciting proposition & create a classy differentiated campaign as per the need
  • Measure the performance & Optimise the campaigns…

User Interviews->User Personas->Task Flows/User Journeys->Information Architecture->Navigation Models->Wireframes->Interactive Wireframes->UAT

Please feel free to reach me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Medium : mishasinghal

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Zingography : Tech/Product/UX/Startup Update #1

Starting today, I will be sharing the articles I appreciate for the subjects which I came across during the week :

https://medium.freecodecamp.com/i-wanted-to-see-how-far-i-could-push-myself-creatively-so-i-redesigned-instagram-1ff99f28fa8b#.nv0lizl65

https://www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/ux-design-mobile-applications-getting-social/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=uxlink&utm_campaign=studio

http://firstround.com/review/the-30-best-pieces-of-advice-for-entrepreneurs-in-2016/

http://firstround.com/review/amazons-friction-killing-tactics-to-make-products-more-seamless/

http://timdettmers.com/2015/03/26/convolution-deep-learning/#attachment_193

View story at Medium.com

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/heuristic-evaluation-how-to-conduct-a-heuristic-evaluation?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=how_to_generate_and_conduct_your_own_heuristic_evaluation&utm_campaign=post

https://stories.uplabs.com/best-of-material-design-in-february-2017-8d953c948a3d#.l67mv8jc5

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/recalling-color-theory-keywords-a-way-to-refresh-your-memories?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=sm&utm_content=how_to_master_color_theory_and_keep_your_users_connected&utm_campaign=post

View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

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How being PM suits me & Corporate vis a vis Body Functions!

I like being Honest – to myself & to world/people/situations/moments around me!

If there is one thing that I do not wish to change about me – it is my knack of being Honest & True to the moment I am in. As a professional, as a Young Person Learning, as a daughter staying away from her family to work in a Big City I feel this is my biggest strength, shield & weapon.

And so in the workspace also – I always choose to be close to what is actually happening in the field & market in consumer’s lives so I can help them make a better decision for their better quality of lives.
To my knowledge & experience – before one can become a CEO, the maximum impact one can make in other people’s lives via a corporate/workspace is by reaching out to them through a sales channel or by directly creating solutions which touch their lives for the better.

As a sales person, one is closest that one can get to market & channels & customers so your words, actions, behaviour really impact the market.
You are also the eyes, ears even nose 😉 for your company who cannot relax for a moment else the competition seeks in.

However, as a Product Manager – You are supposed to be more wholesome in your approach & use your Brains more along with hands, legs to make the right decision. You are supposed to feed all this information received by Sales Team into bettering your product offering to Go To Market with. You are supposed to be the Heart & Brain of your Organisation that never stops beating.

Have complete total respect for other functions as well – Strategy that is your Body Equilibrium ; Alliances which is like your Bones, Muscles that connects different organs together to make it work ; Branding & PR is your skin, voice ; Finance is your blood or Oxygen ; Technology is your BackBone ; Processes is your Nervous System ; Regulatory is like your Morals & Principals, HR is supposed to be your Social Factor to keep you light, happy.

Though, Heart & Brain is where my Heart is : Awesomely Happy to be PM 🙂

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Obsessed with JFK & Jackie too!

Happened to delve deep into JFK’s life, his influence on American & World Politics, his personality traits, controversies, speeches, decision, career recently.

It so happened I started watching ‘Jackie’ Movie as I was fascinated with Natalie Portman playing a historical character & winning accolades for the same. I got very fascinated with the way Jackie spoke as it seemed too caricaturist hence I saw some videos to be sure that she really spoke like that. I was also awed by the way she conducted herself post the now famous JFK assassination.
To my mind, it showed a kind of Paradox with a lady who was so petite & soft spoken but took some real hard decisions & never for a moment lost her composure.

So I started watching more videos & reading more about her & JFK – got sucked into the whole whirlwind more & more. Starting with Jackie, it was JFK who now blew my mind away with the sheer dynamism of his personality.
Am no scholar of American Political History but from my preliminary knowledge, I can arguably say that JFK was single most influential political leader who happened to come into American Politics & left a huge impact to it plus World Politics. He made Politics more appealing & respectable after Abraham Lincoln & Franklin Roosevelt.
Be it the way he ran the whole campaign (Very visual, Democratic, Media Friendly) or the credentials he carried as WWII Hero or his classic speeches or the whole Youthful Energy he got or the whole Global Political Arena he could create with a simple address of “Ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you do for your Country”.

Another viewpoint can be that may be was fed with a silver spoon since Kennedies were already very popular & influential with assets expanding wide & deep. Still you can’t take away from the man that JFK was himself – he could inspire a generation with his words & charisma. He could give you Hope & Optimism, during those times & even now & always that is something always cherished.

Am definitely feeling richer after having learnt so much from Jack & Jackie – both of them Iconic in their own rights!

 

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Random Musings 4th Feb 2017

Random Musings for a Weekend :
Some Friends Disappoint You – Let them!
You Do not get enough Appreciation at Work – Let it Be!
You Do not Find your Kind of People around – Be So!
You are not able to find time for your Passions & things you truly care – Not Cool!
You do not find enough strength to not repeat same mistakes – Not Good at all!
You get disappointed easily & require constant motivation – Disastrous!
You find something worth improving in yourself but do not find enough inspiration – Look inside further!
But do not be too Harsh upon yourself, everything is natural over here & let it flow – accept everything that comes along even the injustice, wrong-doings, rude behaviour. Speak/Express Out in whichever manner it comforts you but do not hurt yourself for long to make the dents permanent!
Let it heal, let it breathe space & comfort! Everything is good & will find its space soon.
Always remind yourself that at the end its the Mother Earth which will survive, we all are going to perish & be part of 5 elements of nature!