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Quick video explaining Business Model Canvas and its value

I’m currently working on a creating business value modeling to agree on the fondations of our value assessment discussions. I found this short video which explain quite well, what Business Model Canvas is how it helps.

Correctly-sized images for the device, an Introduction to Responsive Images

An Introduction to Responsive Images

Bruce Lawson @DrupalJam 2015 explaining how to Correctly-sized images for the device. This is a great and easily understandable talk to learn how to save bandwidth and speed up your site.

few quotes from Bruce presentation:

0.5 second delay = 20% drop in traffic (Google). 100ms delay = 1% decrease in sales (Amazon)

1 sec delay causes 7% drop in conversions (GlassesDirect)

5 sec improvement in page load time resulted in 5% – 12% increase in revenue (Shopzilla)

Ok? Now is the time to watch it :)

The article with Video and Slides on Bruce website

 

Design Lesson : Creating Marketing Homepages That Drive Results

Being quite busy with product & design reviews those days, i recently started to use in-vision to create some clickable prototypes or story boards myself. I encourage you to go and try out their awesome product and also check the great articles on their blog.

So, once i started to read about design, i landed on a design lessons available @ Skillshare, done by an in-vision designer.

This class is 60 minutes long and recap the basics of creating marketing homepage driving good results. From defining the goals to sketching with consideration for hierarchy and user patterns ; creating designs and collaborating and gathering feedback. This is really good to watch and goes back to basics.

check it out : Creating Marketing Homepages That Drive Results

Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015 from We Are Social

Free time ahead? Check this: internet, social media and mobile usage statistics from all over the world.

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

Don’t miss this great post on Medium about accessibility. That include lots of concrete example and tips that will lead to better products for all of your users.

“Don’t use color as the only visual means of conveying information.”

“Ensure sufficient contrast between text and its background.”

“Provide visual focus indication for keyboard focus.”

“Be careful with forms.”

“Don’t make people hover to find things.”

This is Product Management, podcast for product managers

Check out this series of podcast around product management.

User experience, statistics, innovation, differentiation, design, development, metrics, and more

Pair the design and content

Hey, long time no see! Here is a nice post on inVision blog (worth reading) to illustrate the need of design and content paring early in the creative process. This is key to develop a compelling story visually and verbally.

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Feature Audit? How many people use a feature, and how often.

“Every development team on earth has limited resources, knowing what users actually do in your product lets you focus your work on areas where it has impact.”

“Are all your users using all the features in your product? Of course they’re not. Let’s talk about that.”

Read this excellent article before you plan your product roadmap. This is about focusing your energy on what’s right!

My take aways:

DO FEATURE AUDIT

then 4 choices:

  • Kill it: admit defeat, and start to remove it from your product
  • Increase the adoption rate: Get more people to use it
  • Increase the frequency: Get people to use it more often
  • Deliberately improve it: Make it quantifiably better for those who use it

Algolia, search as a service

Algolia is a great startup proposing an easy way to index data for full text search, designed for object searches, via an API using JSON.

“It is a SaaS API dedicated to solving application and website developers’ struggles in providing end users with a fast, reliable, and relevant search feature.”

Check out this comparison with ElasticSearch.

algolia-search-api

Guide to Roadmapping

Great Video of Janna Bastow from ProdPad, guiding us through Roadmapping with ideas of process, outcomes & value of doing it.

Janna Bastow – Guide to Roadmapping from MindTheProduct on Vimeo.

What i got:

  • What is a roadmap?
    • “An artefact that communicates the direction you’ll be going in order to fulfill the product vision”.
  • How do i build one?
    • Finding your product vision:
      • WHAT : Our product is the only  (… Thing)
      • HOW : that  (… How is it doing that thing?)
      • WHO : for  (… For whom is it doing it?)
      • WHERE : in  (… What Market, what area are you targeting?)
      • WHY : who  (… Solves this problem better than all the rest)
      • WHEN : in the era of  (… What’s the market, what’s the opportunity, What’s the competition?)
    • What tactics for prioritization?
  • What will it look like?propad-roadmap-structure
    • Content:
      • Time Horizons (No Dates)
      • Strategic Initiates
      • Scope
      • Product Areas
    • Example:
    • Advice: Keep Roadmap & Release Plan Separate
      • Roadmap = Are we heading in the right direction?
      • Release Plan = Project Mgmt Tool. enough resource? when can get it out?
  • Who should see it?
    • who-see-roadmapLevel of details vs Type of initiatives (Internal > Public)
    • Showing Roadmap to customers is healthy!
      • Generate discussions, Gather feedback early
  • How do i overcome obstacles?
    • What if my execs really want to see dates?
      • Try giving indications short term (“If they ask for Month try Quarter”).
    • What if your vision isn’t clear?
      • It can’t, go back to it, make sure it’s signed off.

 

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