To Be A Product Manager | Day 57

This journal helps me improve 1% every day…

Welcome to Day 57 of

To Be A Product Manager

Today I do some VR livestream research in the morning, and the afternoon is filled with many meetings and discussions.

Yesterday I learned a lot about China’s livestream industry from a popular livestream host, it gave me a broad idea of what people really want from this type entertainment.

They are definitely not seeking for ordinary livestream host, they want what they cannot experience in the real world.

About 2 weeks ago, I watched a movie call Nerve. Normally I won’t watch a movie under 8.0 rating, but only for special purpose. The story mainly shows us that the hosts are supported by a bunch of people financially and mentally to do something normal people will never even try, for example riding motorcycle up to 60 mph blindly with only your partner’s instructions. In the end, the watchers even ask the host to kill each other.

Violence and sex, these 2 things are basic human needs. Deep inside us, we want that. However, this should not become a business that you could use to earn money based on other people’s sufferings.

What are possible user scenarios in VR livestream?
And how to leverage the user experience through VR?

Goals

  • product/engineering planning
  • test and bug report

Challenges

Today we discuss the planning for many products, website, H5, SDK and cms. What I do during the meetings is still mainly taking notes and learning how my mentor communicates with engineering team.

For different products, the difficulty and duration of development vary a lot. I’m still trying to find the common thinking process and communication skills.

I also update some bugs and small changes in H5 player with front end engineer. Tomorrow I have 3 main tasks, which I don’t have experience in none of 3 things.


My name is Zake Zhang, a newbie 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.