Survivor's Guide to building world class web products
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My presentation at BarCamp Chennai in April 06

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  • 1. Building world-class web products: A Survivor’s Checklist
  • 2. Who am I ?
    • www.amitranjan.com
    • www.uzanto.com (@ silicon valley / new delhi)
  • 3. Uzanto
    • usability & user experience company
    • research & consulting
    • data & research driven approach
    • background in cognitive psychology, software
    • engineering & market research
  • 4. www.themindcanvas.com
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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.”
  • 7. Building world-class web products: A Survivor’s Checklist
  • 8. Design is a differentiator
  • 9. Design is a differentiator… contd
  • 10. back to the future! MindCanvas interpretation Design is a differentiator… contd
  • 11.
    • Card Sorting
      • categorize items in a predetermined hierarchy
      • information architecture
    Typical Card Sort UI Design is a differentiator… contd
  • 12. Design is a differentiator… contd
  • 13. Design is a differentiator… contd
  • 14. The UI is the software
  • 15. Users are distracted
  • 16. Users are empowered
  • 17. The requirements document is dead
  • 18. Death, Taxes, & Design Changes
  • 19. B Y O M
  • 20. K.I.S.S.
  • 21. Early stage health checkups Prevention > Cure
  • 22. Designers + Engineers
  • 23. Welcome the Devil’s Advocate
  • 24. Expect the unexpected
  • 25. Execution is all that matters
  • 26.
    • 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
  • 27. Thank You