User experience, or UX, is not as easy as it seems. It’s not something you can design and optimize out of “instinct”, or simply by copying what other people are already doing. It needs to be catered to your product, and catered well. In order to do that, Laura Klein proposes a two-pronged approach – quantitative and qualitative analyses. Sounds fancy? Not really. Just come by on 30th July 2015 (Thursday) to listen to her describe how she would hack UX research! Sign up HERE if you haven’t yet done so.
To maximize your experience at our user experience meetup (yeah), we suggest you start thinking about it prior to the event. How would YOU conduct UX research for your product? Or how have you been doing it so far? Share with us in 6 words “How do you conduct UX research for your product”? Remember, in just 6 words, no more and no less. (yes, we know you have many creative ideas, but JUST SIX WORDS) And you can win amazing prizes. We promise you – it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. We’ll be announcing winners on the day of our next meetup on 30th July!
How to Submit: Think hard and think long, get creative or get real! Make a statement or just have fun. Submit your great idea. Use the format,
Startup Name: [UX Research method in 6 words] #igniter6Word #IgniterSV @vorkspace
- Vorkspace: Gather feedback from our first users #IgniterSV #Igniter6Word @Vorkspace
- Vorkspace: Research on similar products’ user experience #IgniterSV #Igniter6Word @Vorkspace
You think you can do better than that? We will see. Start Tweeting now! And remember, share your tweets and get as many of your friends to retweet them as possible, to increase your chances to win! No limits to the number of entries submitted per person. Contest ends 30th July 2015 (Thursday), 7pm PDT. Winners will be announced at our next meetup. (winners must be present at the meetup to redeem prizes).
Prizes: Winners with the best ideas will be selected based on the number of “retweets” and “favorites” of your idea, as well as our internal panel of judges.
Winners will receive the following attractive prizes:
1. Mrs. Moskowitz’s Munchies Gift bag (yummylicious bonus!)
Ever thought of working remotely? Ever wondered where would be the best place to do so? Here we suggest 5 countries that would be best to work remotely from:
- United States of America. Remote culture is probably the most widespread in the USA, and thus will be less difficult to convince your employer to let you work from home. The remote work culture probably started in America because of the large size of the country. work places can be very far away from home, requiring long hours of commuting and wasted time. It is even more common to require relocation even when finding a job in the same country, because even the neighbouring state can be a few hours’ drive away! With the popularity and wide acceptance of remote work (or at least partial remote work in some cases), the USA would be the easiest place to start working remotely.
- India. Here, you are located at the other side of the globe, with a 12 to 15 hour time zone difference. So American companies will gladly take you in so you can get work done while everyone else is asleep. Talk about productivity! It is also common to require people working “through the night” in service provider companies, so that they are able to provide round-the-clock services without the need of having their employees work red eye hours. You just need to be located at the right place on the globe to cover these night shifts comfortably.
- Hong Kong. To work remotely, you will need a good internet connection. In the hyper dense city of Hong Kong, internet speed is the fastest in the world – with an average internet speed of about 63.6 megabits per second – three times the global average of 18.4Mbps! Working from a place with such fast internet speed would allow you to communicate very effectively with your team, wherever they are. Email, video conferencing, chats, file transfers. Nothing will faze you. In fact, they might even not realize that you are not working in-person at the office!
- Sweden. Ever heard of the 2 year maternity leave, that beats any other country in the world? The 2 year maternity leave that can be shared between father or mother? Yes, you’ve probably guessed it – you can work from home during your leave! 2 years is a really long time. Enjoy every bit of it, but use it to get a feel of how working from home could possibly be like. You might jolly well consider “extending” the leave to an endless one by working remotely after that!
- Maldives. Not that there is anything special about the Maldives’ internet or culture, but isn’t that an awesome place to be able to work remotely from? Sitting by the beach, enjoying a sip of cocktail, and sun tanning while you get your paycheck rolling in. How would you like that? Of course, most people don’t want to think about work when they go vacationing at the Maldives. But if you could work remotely from there, it could mean a permanent vacation. In that case, why not?