To Be A Product Manager | Day 104

This journal helps me improve 1% every day…

Welcome to Day 104 of

To Be A Product Manager

Today I am super sleepy. We had a morning discussion about VR lobby environment, interactions and control, based on the research I did last week. I shared my thoughts on lobby and interactions in VR world. I did some really bold moves with what looks familiar with people, and I hope this could bring more lively interactions into VR, especially VR videos, because that’s what VR is all about.

In the mean time, I also get a lot of feedback from others. It turns out that people love how I try to be creative about new ways of interactions instead of using the old ones. But the article I wrote is in the wrong order.

I try to document all the process of how I manage to figure out the final conclusion. But we all know that when we are brainstorming about the possibilities, they are scattered and do not have much logic. And you should keep it in your mind.


What I accomplish

  • VR live stream interactions and controls
  • Mini program plan

What I’m pondering

Last night, when I was writing the journal at 1:00AM. Questions came to my mind,

Am I still enjoying writing this?
Does it still have a value for my improvement?
And am I slaved to this habit?

And my answer are: Yes. Not really. Kind of.

If I was asked with the same question 3 months ago, my answer would be: Yes. Yes. Definitely not.

So there is serious problem here. I made a promise of writing 1,000 journals on my way of becoming a product manager, but the end goal is becoming a better person with a free and happy life.

And if you are not happy and free along the way, you should probably make some changes for your long term goal. Because I don’t really care what will I achieve in 3 years or 5 years, I care about who I will become in 10 years, 20 years and 30 years.


My name is Zake Zhang, a VR product manager based in Shenzhen, China. I’m thinking what if I write daily product journal for 1,000 days?

Thanks for reading and let’s keep on hacking!

Warm Regards,

Zake

be so good they can’t ignore you.