Nice piece. I just happened to watch Anon (a Netflix original movie) last night. Say what you will about the story line, it was an interesting cinematic glimpse into an human-augmented world. One that skips over tactile interfaces and voice control… Based on this expose on the latest MIT labs advances, it looks like reality will imitate art soon enough.
I would say both should center on the user, but work with the business vision (or Execs) to balance business goals. Especially if your users ARE the life blood of the business. That being said, to your point, that value changes from company to company and it is important for the applicant to know what it is.
How can I ensure that a specific image from my post is the one used on my Facebook post for the article. Currently it is using my profile image. Also, Twitter seems to have picked up the correct image, whereas Facebook has not. https://medium.com/@sshadmand/creating-your-deck-5-tips-to-avoid-common-pitfalls-640b7756aeb8
Nice post Jessica. Been there! After taking some time off to think I realized it wasn’t the fact that I was working hard that struck me down, it was the “why” I was working hard that mattered. I ended up defining that difference as a battle between “difficult” problems and “hard” ones (and why it is important to choose one over the other). In short…
That’s a great question Eric. I would like to think I’ve become more attuned at recognizing whether a problem is “difficult” or not early on. Codifying it is a bit more complicated. Also, it may be different for everyone, and dependant on the situation. For example, I may find it difficult to clean your kids poop, but you may find it to be a small…
Maybe turning toward constructive critique is better. One way to look at it is: “you spent hours, days and years on it — you probably want to know what is working and what is not” there is a cool book called So Good They Can’t Ignore You that touches on the importance of “deliberate practice” as a true way to perfect your craft, and getting tough criticism is a pillar.
This reminds me a bit of a structure called the “six thinking hats” which helps you and your team go into a discussion focused on a specific attitude (e.g. scope of question or “hat”) to allow for a certain type of conversation to emerge. In your case white hat vs. black hat.