Good Morning Mr. Rakesh Kalra,
Thanks a lot for accepting my professional request to get connected with you on LinkedIn. We are connected.
Now look at the image below and this is what I preach professionally and this is what I learned from My Guru, My Teacher, My Mentor and My Godfather, Dr. M. N. Cooper.
I worked with Dr. Cooper in 3 different periods from FY 1987–88 till FY 2010–11.
He was born in Maninagar (Ahmadabad).
He completed Ph.D. in computers (in Pixels) from US after passing out from IIT, Mumbai.
He was closely associated with Mr. J R D Tata (Chairman of Tata Sons).
Before starting his business! He worked in TIFR, Mumbai as Senior Scientist.
In his business, he attended his business duty for 32 years dot at 08:21 AM in the morning and he left the duty dot on 05:55 PM for 32 years.
In 32 years, he earned more than 18 lakhs global customers.
All of them bought his business developed IP (software product).
He offered his professional services as a hard core + pakka + passionate + disciplined professional to Microsoft Inc. and to Apple Inc.
I am yet to see, read and hear the business record which he created in India and being in India.
According to me (my perception + my point of view = Based on my experience) he is the finest useful & meaningful CMD I ever met like Dr. Aga of Thermax Limited.
I knew Dr. Aga.
I also know Mrs. Anu Aga and Mrs. Meher (Dr. Aga and Mrs. Anu Aga’s daughter who is current Chairman of Thermax Ltd.
I’m walking the same golden path which My Guru walked.
Being useful and being meaningful 24/7 to myself (first) and to people around gives me immense satisfaction and peace of mind.
Sending this welcome note via Medium route (than writing an article via LinkedIn) since there are many bugs within the UI of LinkedIn article.
I gave them time to time feedback about it.
I assume (flying my thinking kite in air) LinkedIn development team and testers needs some (how much? I don’t know.) time to fix various bugs.
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.
Myself included first.
In turn I want to invest this gifted life & birth in welcoming you on LinkedIn without wasting a single second to change LinkedIn, LinkedIn development team & LinkedIn testers.
I’m not immortal and I’m pretty confident about it.
But I assume or think or imagine LinkedIn firm, LinkedIn development team and above all LinkedIn tester team think + assume + feel they are immortal and that is why they released new UI (user interface) changes for LinkedIn global users without testing it from various user perspectives, angles, behavior, culture and so on.
Same situation also happened for Google Plus.
However, Google Plus gave the notice for a month before changing the UI.
However, changes in UI (in Google Plus) specially use of red color created chaos for global users. On various platforms global users raised the concerned about it. I also raised my own concern.
Having informed above, Pinterest, they are also using different red color! Somehow no users are complaining about it.
And that’s the point I’m making (and I always make) when UI and UX job is done.
In my professional capacity, I follow connecting dots + design thinking approach and method.
Create prototype (of everything and anything. And that too using paper and color pencils or color pens).
Allow users to feel it.
Collect the feedback and then finalize and then code it and/or make it.
I’m studying Design Thinking since FY 2005 and following connecting dots since FY 2005.
Both are amazing tools & incredible + inspiring thinking approach to solve any man made problem.
From that perspective I find Medium tool and platform much simpler.
Please be noted. I am not brand ambassador or evangelist of Medium. They don’t pay me for praising + promoting their platform. I’m also not interested if they decide to pay.
Medium is easy to use.
Easy to write.
And easy to publish an article in no time and that’s the need of global writers.
I am one of them and I’m very small user across the globe.
Fact of the life is as soon thoughts arrives! Tool must be ready to serve the reader and writer. And that need Medium satisfy with efficient + neat + clean UI. The way I wrote this entire post in few seconds at 08:30 AM in the morning as per Indian Standard Time.