Something's changed? 🤔 Yes, yes! After more than five years, I've rebuilt the place, from scratch 🔥 But you know, with great power comes great responsibility, so please, before you proceed read the manual 📚 Otherwise, be safe, and enjoy 🖖
A great way to generate user insights is to look for hacks they come up with on their own to get the job done. This is exactly what Pansa is ultimately about: designing an explicit feature out my note-taking hacks.
When it comes to advising somebody, it is as important for the advisor to be knowledgeable and qualified, as is for the advisee to be ready to listen, ready to act.
Introducing Magis 1.0, with a new name, continuous deployment, user authentication, real-time database... and an inconsequential, but exhausting data model refactor.
After more than 300 commits and six months in the making, the new collado.io is finally live. Besides the announcement, this post should also serve as the must-read, cautionary tale for all the things that are still not fully baked.
In this second attempt, I distill the problems behind the note-taking experience from a product perspective, rather than taking an unreasonably opinionated approach, as I did in the first post.
Note-taking apps are frustrating tools when it comes to building long-lasting domain knowledge. While they are delightful input mechanisms, most still fail at postprocessing the information, connecting its content, and present it in the form of knowledge.
The product story behind the major refactor to the Magis app (formerly Would You Rather), Udacity's React Nanodegree second project, based on React & Redux.
A retrospective of the first month of the sub3 marathon project. Despite it got off to a solid start, challenges around maintaining volume while pushing times and PRs down, still remain.
Last year I set out to run a marathon in less than 3 hours and failed. This year I will reset my goal but also make a fun project out of it.
After more than five years hosted at Squarespace, this very blog is taking its biggest leap forward and moving to its own, new place.
A review of the Udacity React Developer Nanodegree, from a product manager (and developer aficionado) perspective.
How the mere act of setting the mouse aside to the left of the keyboard completely changed the relationship with my computer, forever.
Why I stuck with the DAND's monthly structure rather than switching to the updated term-based model.
I went to the movies and left wondering whether it will become cheaper to recreate an entirely new world rather than fixing the one we live in.
A review of the Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree, from a Product Manager's perspective.
At some point, any hard skill will inevitably become a commodity. The ability to adapt, retool and learn new things will become the keys to master your own professional fate.
We care about our community to an extent other people would think we are insane. It has become a fundamental piece of our student experience and the key to having the best product.
How I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works — a true story
Passion, craft, and enthusiasm are the required ingredients in order to build great things. The best way to nurture this mindset is to have these enthusiastic students sharing the same room.
What if Apple became its own carrier and rolled out the next Apple Watch with a built-in, low power, worldwide cellular capabilities that would provide the device with an always-on connection.
Despite having been pulled away from explicit design roles as my day job, I have always embraced design principles when making a product or a business decision.
College incentives are completely misaligned because its success is not properly linked to student outcomes anymore. Rather, it has become a social apparatus to which students go because they just feel that they have to.
When you start in a new job, most of the time, you pretty much don't know what you're doing. Yet this naive attitude is usually the one that turns what it would seem like a fool's errand into an amazing opportunity you can't miss on.
Autonomous cars and its implications explained, from drivetrains, ownership to operations.
Little changes can cause amazing outcomes. The last chapter of this story features three small tweaks I made to my phone settings, that have radically changed the way I interact with my digital life.
This Saturday I will be enrolling the Ironhack Web Development program, and why everybody in a managing position, technical or not, should join, too.
It's not a human move — Fan Hui said. We are teaching computers how to think.
Chances are that sooner or later you'll need to deal with code or with someone who codes. The parallelism seems inevitable, learning how to program in the near future can be compared to studying English today.
The Internet has flipped the advertisement industry in its head. Which in turn, has surfaced a plethora of market niches that were simply not available before, yet they remain to be addressed.
After just twelve days, I traded a praised sabbatical for one of the most challenging opportunities I have ever been faced. I am joining Ironhack as the Campus Manager in Barcelona, which means setting up the entire city operations from scratch.
The importance of acquired behaviors when launching a product is overlooked, it runs against innovation and creating new market opportunities. But there are hidden costs in reinventing the wheel: shaping new behaviors can be even more daunting than facing competition.
Problems overwhelm us and we want to get them out of the way as soon as possible. Yet sometimes, a closer look, might turn them into growth opportunities and means to deliver amazing experiences.
The ultimate raison d'être of iomando is as simple as the fact that we are replacing plastic for bits. That's what software does by definition, it enables and reaps the benefits of scale.
iomando operates a double-sided business model that provides a classic markup sale for distributors, but also enables a SAAS to run on top — which was the result of several failed attempts to fit a software-based solution within a traditionally hardware-based industry.
Introducing iomando Door Status, a new technology that will allow every admin to check, at any given moment, in real-time, their door status.
While focus is usually perceived as a fundamental component to build a sustainable business in the long-term, when in survival mode, focus might only contribute to wreck you down.
As we advanced on our journey we discovered new, initially invisible markets to serve, where our product was a better fit. The hardest part though was acknowledging that our initial product ideas were not optimal.
Introducing iomando 2.0.1, the ~~not that~~ minor update that brings along push synchronization across the board. The feature that nobody will see, but everybody will notice.
Introducing iomando 2.0, the product story behind its three most prominent and challenging features.
Introducing iomando 2.0 hardware, with double relay bay to control up to four accesses, radio communications for mesh networking and GPS support.
Introducing iomando 2.0, with a redesigned interface, passwordless login, support for multiple doors, location-based permissions and much more.
I love cars, but getting rid of mine was probably the smartest, most gratifying decision I've made during my twenties.
After my college years, these are some thoughts on the history and value of an Industrial Engineering degree.
How we changed our pricing strategy in order to make both distributors and customers happy, while creating a sustainable business along the way.
An original, unaltered replica of a post published on the official iomando blog that introduced iomando 1.1, with a faster and more secure open experience and a new mobile management tool.
The reasons behind the controversial decision of using cellular technology — rather than Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, to power our IoT devices.
Why subscription-based businesses promote the right incentives in order to deliver the best products and create healthier customer relationships.
An original, unaltered replica of the very first post published on the official iomando blog that introduced iomando 1.0, the first version of the product.
Most of our initial assumptions about iomando proved to be wrong early on. This is the story of how we turned the entire business model around and the lessons we learned while introducing the very first iteration of the product.