Small things that keep you in the game, and help level up.
A good designer is not just someone who can make stuff up but the one who can solve problems, collaborate with a team and communicate the value to various stakeholders.
Design career as Julie Zhuo (VP, Product Design, Facebook) stated is divided into three parts:
Craft & Execution — sharpening the basics of design, mastering the tools, getting better at designing clear and visually aesthetic interfaces.
Product Thinking — Julie puts it this way: “Strong product thinking means that you understand what a good outcome is and how to design an experience that would lead to those good outcomes.” …
Originally published at rohanmishra.design.
Are you are a founder, Product Manager, Product Designer, Stakeholder in A product company. Or someone who has something to do with a product’s success in general?
No matter if you are a startup or an established company starting a new product, scaling your product or just keeping your product relevant for the market needs.
I know something about you.
Seriously, I do.
You’ve got problems.
Really big problems to deal with, to build a successful product.
How to go from a product in hundreds to be a successful one? This is probably one of the toughest questions, that keeps you up at nights. …
P.S. This has nothing to do with YouTube Rewind 2018. I learned some things about life, this is my reflection on 2018.
2K18 is almost over. We have already started our countdown for 2K19. I am keeping it so simple this year… Because this year was full of learnings for me.
Always keep learning.
It keeps you young
I am a lifelong learner, and it’s not a gift. I have developed it.
I believe that everything makes up an infinitely large enough canvas, it is not possible to see the whole image ever, but I want to see as much as possible, and one of the best ways to do that is to keep learning, stay relevant, remain young. …
Originally published at rohanmishra.design on November 28, 2018.
Recently I met few UI/UX Designers, and they asked me about how to make a significant improvement in their Visual Design?Or how to learn it faster?
So, I asked them why do you think that you are not good at Visual Design?
They said oh! Rohan, we go to Dribbble and Behance and see such amazing designs with amazing layouts, typography, color combination, and it makes us feel that we aren’t capable of doing it on our own.
And fortunately, I have helped several people learning and improving the same. So, I know a few ways to learn Visual Design Faster. …
Principles to make the experience of Voice User Interfaces desirable for the users And give you an edge over your competitors.
Originally published at rohanmishra.design on November 6, 2018.
Are you a Designer, Developer, or a product person making or enhancing the experience of a Voice User Interface? Or curious to learn about UX for Voice User Interfaces (VUI)?
If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, then this article is a must read for you. So, you don’t end up making a VUI that nobody needs.
Three Pillars of UX for Voice User Interfaces.
That will make the experience with your System desirable for the users, And provide you with an edge over your competitors. …
Are you a person having ownership of the product in your company?, Or a person who runs a product business, a person whose success depends highly on the success of the product or the idea your team is building but unsure about whether that idea will work or not?
Because your product/idea is just not ready to get feedback from the users and your team says it might take them a couple of months to be really tested? And that is a common problem with all the products these days. …
Principles of Universal Design in daily life products.
Originally published at rohanmishra.design on October 13, 2018.
A few months back while travelling in the Metro,
I saw an old person trying to get a ticket from a ticket vending machine. He tried repeatedly but, he couldn’t get the ticket. Then after around 5 minutes of struggle, he asked the person next to him for help.
But what if he didn’t have someone around him late at night?
It struck me, and I started thinking about how can we design something that can be used by anyone and everyone? This question kept me up at nights. …
“If I could go back and tell the twenty-year-old version of me one thing it would be “Get a mentor”.
~ Jon Acuff
Successful people from Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, Satya Nadella and Jeff Bezos to Mark Zuckerberg and more all credited a big part of their success to their respective mentors.
The title you never noticed. The skill you never considered.
Have you ever noticed what the most value-providing books have in common?
What makes those books so better and read so many times throughout the world?
Why people gush to the local book vendors, online marts to search for some particular authors or books?
Right. The tag of the Best-selling book, From the best selling author.
But why aren’t those authors called Best writing authors instead?
I recently read a book named “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki. …
A Few weeks ago at Google I/O extended event, during the talk of my colleague someone asked a question “How can we design fail-proof UX Survey for our product and services?”
You can’t, I can’t and no one can (I guess).
There is no such thing as fail proof. We can just use our learnings to design a better survey experience. So that it gets us the desired learning about our users by making the surveys stink less.
So first thing first
User research is undoubtedly an important part of a product cycle whether we are launching a new product, adding a feature or Improving one. …