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My presentation at BarCamp Chennai in April 06

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Survivor's Guide to building world class web products Survivor's Guide to building world class web products Presentation Transcript

  • Building world-class web products: A Survivor’s Checklist
  • Who am I ?
    • www.amitranjan.com
    • www.uzanto.com (@ silicon valley / new delhi)
  • Uzanto
    • usability & user experience company
    • research & consulting
    • data & research driven approach
    • background in cognitive psychology, software
    • engineering & market research
  • www.themindcanvas.com
  • What is MindCanvas ?
    • research tool for designers
        • - interaction/information designers, GUI designers, user experience & usability
        • professionals, web designers, product managers
    • make design decisions quickly & confidently
    • mashup of
        • - online surveys
        • - online games
        • - data driven statistical methods
    • unique & innovative- one of its kind product
  • MindCanvas - current status ?
    • private beta >>> public beta
    • doing demos to clients
    • using feedback to refine the product
    • initial response has been excellent
      • “ Filling out this survey was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. It was a brilliant application of computer technology. Ask me again sometime….PLEEEEEEEEEASE.”
      • Fun and interesting way to obtain feedback!”
      • Neat idea. I like the interactive nature of your design.”
  • Building world-class web products: A Survivor’s Checklist
  • Design is a differentiator
  • Design is a differentiator… contd
  • back to the future! MindCanvas interpretation Design is a differentiator… contd
    • Card Sorting
      • categorize items in a predetermined hierarchy
      • information architecture
    Typical Card Sort UI Design is a differentiator… contd
  • Design is a differentiator… contd
  • Design is a differentiator… contd
  • The UI is the software
  • Users are distracted
  • Users are empowered
  • The requirements document is dead
  • Death, Taxes, & Design Changes
  • B Y O M
  • K.I.S.S.
  • Early stage health checkups Prevention > Cure
  • Designers + Engineers
  • Welcome the Devil’s Advocate
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Execution is all that matters
    • NO EXECUTION = $1
    • WEAK EXECUTION = $1000
    • SO-SO- EXECUTION = $10,000
    • GOOD EXECUTION = $100,000
    • GREAT EXECUTION = $1,000,000
    • BRILLIANT EXECUTION = $10,000,000
    AWFUL IDEA = -1 WEAK IDEA = 1 SO-SO IDEA = 5 GOOD IDEA = 10 GREAT IDEA = 15 BRILLIANT IDEA = 20 Ideas (alone) are nothing They are simply a multiplier X
  • Thank You