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Don’t do it yourself, automate your work


We often get stuck doing many things that are repetitive. These tasks prevents us from working on something new or more productive. Irrespective of your position, it is important that you find a way to automate such tasks to avoid losing your precious time doing redundant tasks.  So, how do you automate it? There are multiple ways to automate or avoid doing some task and yet ensure that it is...

How to deal with urgent tasks as a product manager?


If you are a product manager or a tech lead at a startup, it is almost certain that you are handed urgent tasks, almost always. If possible, you would require to deliver them yesterday. This becomes frustrating for many. Urgency leads to building broken products. And this is definitely not something you would prefer if you believe in launching the perfect product. Here are a few things to do to...

Gradients are the new age colors


I recently noticed a trend of using gradients instead of flat colors. However, there were no great guides to help designers make the shift. Not until I found uiGradients. They have a great selection of color gradients that you can use. Here’s an example of a mobile UI designed by the team Fantasy. Here’s how Instagram uses gradient in their logo: So, what’s your gradient? Leave...

‘Is digital marketing going to work for me?’ Answered.


In my 4 years of career in Digital Marketing, I have faced many entrepreneurs and business owners who wonder whether digital marketing will work for them or not. The answer, no matter what type of business they own is always same. Hopefully, this article will answer all of your query around whether digital marketing will work for you or not, and how to get started. Ask yourself, do your business...

Steps to create an information architecture


Before I tell you about the steps to create an Information Architecture is, let’s talk a little about the three components that are essential while creating a website or product. Information Architecture – Helping users know where they are and find what they are looking for. Usability – It is how easily or intuitively the user is able to find content or perform an action. User...

Building a Minimum Sellable Product


At the last edition of #StartupSaturday Sumit Marda, Co-founder at MindHour brought up the idea of building an MSP or Minimum Sellable Product. Interestingly, many entrepreneurs have taken the route to building an MSP than an MPV. It’s highly popular among those creating B2B products. Why a Minimum Sellable Product? Building a product, your users are ready to pay, is the best way to...

Compromising on user experience for security


You must have seen many websites where the security to access content is so high that the actual user experience is compromised. You will get frustrated to the core while trying to log in or register. It is even more frustrating for a user if there is no other option but to use that only website. For example when you book a railway ticket from IRCTC or try to redeem your payback points from...

Why being a perfectionist is bad & how to stop being one


I know, cause I am. I used to take pride in being a perfectionist. It was a skill not everyone can master, and that led me to create and do great things that people always appreciated. But, there are flaws in being a perfectionist. Here I quote a few from an article I read Being a perfectionist makes you think you’re never good enough. It can make you too fussy so you miss good opportunities. It...

What is an idea?


“An idea is a thought or suggestion to a possible course of action.” That’s what you get when searched for the definition of ‘idea’. It’s important to understand what is an idea and why an idea is important. Because not everyone has an idea. So, if you do have an idea and you think it’s a great one, you will have to ensure that the idea is truly utilized...

3 Books entrepreneurs should read


Here is a list of my all time favorite books entrepreneurs read and love. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited by Steve Krug It’s the best guide that touches every aspect of Usability and Information Architecture. Steve, who is an Information Architecture and User Experience Design professional wrote the first edition of the book in 2000. In 2013, the third edition of the book was published...

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