If there is just one piece of advice I would give to millennials about real estate, it would be this: stop overthinking it.
Buying or selling a home has nothing to do with birth year. As millennials, you have essentially been branded and bucketed your entire lives, and everything involving life has been prepended or appended with the word “millennials.” Most of it, contradictory!
What is internal product management like, and is it for you?
There isn’t a whole lot of information or stories from internal product managers on the internet, so I figured I’d add at least one. From my perspective, internal product management is like an awkward shaped space between business analysis, project management, help desk/support, and “person whose job is to fix all of the problems.” Most aspiring PMs will read that and scrunch up their noses. It’s not the glamorous stuff they imagine. But for some people, it really may be the perfect fit.
Internal tools that are integral to…
I recently completed a website audit project for a nonprofit organization through CatchAFire.org. As part of the website audit, I audited every key page’s content, looking for areas of opportunity.
To make the process go more quickly and smoothly, I came up with a system for evaluating the content based on four key indicators. These indicators make up the most important factors of good content, from my perspective, and together they create the acronym, R.E.A.L.
In my audit, each of these areas is rated High, Moderate, Low or None. …
In a short period of time, I conducted around 50 unmoderated user tests and watched well over 100 hours of video. Most videos were around 10 minutes long, and most tests had 10 videos. Some much longer, some much shorter. I watched the videos at work, and sometimes I was intrigued enough to even watch them at home. User testing is endlessly fascinating to me.
That said, I didn’t do everything right. Some tests went terribly and I had to repeat them at least once. Others went very well. …
I’ve been meaning to write something on this topic for some time, because I so often hear people referring to their collaborative process, only to find out that it’s really not collaborative at all. This comes up often at work, in people management, in teams, and working cross-functionally. It’s important to get it right.
I believe that people want to collaborate. Collaboration is satisfying and balances workload. It feels great when a team actually functions as a team — when all voices are heard, all ideas and insights are valued, and all contributions are matched.
On a sports team, collaboration…
To customize or not to customize your 404 page? I hope by now you know the answer is that, yes, under essentially all circumstances you should customize your 404 page. 404 errors occur when someone attempts to visit a URL on your website that doesn’t exist. It’s not fun to see a 404 error, but it will happen.
The best of the web anticipates that it’s going to happen and takes advantage of it by creating optimal user experiences out of bad ones.
I took a random stroll around the Internet to find examples of 404 pages that were either…
The cross-functional marketing team of designers, analysts, developers, writers and photographers had become emotionally drained. Coming up with creative solutions to real problems was too hard at this point. It was too difficult to come to consensus, agreement, or even acknowledgement of the problems.
At the helm: a leader who was tired of not being heard. Feeling disrespected and robbed of what she felt was her earned position — the position of calling the shots.
Time and time again, she felt challenged and a sense of pushback that no longer made sense to her. Why should she have to explain…
Simply put, wireframes provide a structure and layout for content and assets.
You can wireframe just about any kind of presentation, from posters and Powerpoint presentations to web pages and apps. Anything that can be shown can be wireframed — it’s not limited to digital products.
People use wireframes for many reasons, among them:
In this tutorial, I will cover creating a wireframe for a web page.
Generally, you will need to have some idea of the purpose of the page…
“As a site administrator, I want to assign tags to entries in the directory so that they can be grouped for display and searched by keyword/tag.”
If that kind of statement seems familiar to you, you’ve probably written or encountered a user story or two. The key components of a user story are
When you put it together, you’ve got a single sentence detailing a key way that someone will interact with a product or feature.
The first time I heard about and was asked to…
If you’re not enjoying much of the stay-at-home life, you’re not alone.
I and many others I’ve connected with recently are in the same boat. I hate this. And there’s no part of me that is smiling because “I’m safe.” I’m just… annoyed.
The first step is acceptance, right? At least, that is what I’ve heard. Accept the truth so that you can begin the healing process (or whatever kind of process you need to begin).
For many of us — possibly even you — there’s a physical and psychological anxiety that has cozied up next to us on the…
Product and UX design AND Realtor® with eXp Realty. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.