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Angela Ognev

Angela Ognev

Singapore

I do things that fascinate and challenge me. I listen to "it'll be great if..." moments and aim to make those happen. I'm happiest when I lead interactive workshops and bring clarity to insights. Perhaps, I'll see you soon at an Orange Hive design workshop, or a Cut The Small Talk conversation on any important but taboo subject?

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$5 (This is not a reward.)

0 readers

This is a quick run-through of the rewards!
The book book and a launch party are there, of course, but perhaps beautiful candids/headshots (3 package sizes), an audio crashcourse, a team package, or a "commitment device" are more to your taste? Scroll down and see!
(Ceci n'est pas une "reward.")

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$16 E-Book

39 readers

+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Heads up, it's about 21 sgd.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$25 Book Book (Hard copy)

43 readers

+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included! Heads up, it's about 32 sgd.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$34 Audio Crashcourse

3 readers

Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
Heads up, this reward is about 44 sgd.

+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$43 "Focus Your Energy" Video

0 readers

Ask your questions and receive new POVs via one personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
Heads up, this reward is about 55 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ Your name in print for making the book happen
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$50 "Thank You" Mention

11 readers

Your name, company, and fun/useful sentence at end of book. I could write you a handwriting note, but printing your "thank you" lasts longer!
Heads up, this reward is about 65 sgd.

+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via one personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book.
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$77 Headshots!

14 readers

(Want more? See "Beautiful Candids" below!)
Need just a couple photos you love? Headshots/candids for you, at a weekday time I suggest, at Somerset or location I suggest (Blk 71 is possible). We'll do all we can in 10 comfortable minutes, you pick your top 8 to edit, and you get to keep all photos we took (about 30 ready-to-use photos)!
I photograph when you're relaxed: http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com
Heads up, this reward is about 100 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! Singapore only.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

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$94 Commitment Device

1 reader

Need a commitment device to read and apply your learnings? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll check in with you for Q&A for a month. I'll pace out the readings for you but feel free to jump ahead.
Heads up, this reward is about 122 sgd.

+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via one personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$138 (Hubber's Candids!)

4 readers

(ONLY FOR HUB MEMBERS)
A great package for a mix of professional, casual, candid, and fun photos. Meet near 113 Somerset (or a location I suggest), during work hours, I'll suggest the time! We'll do all can for 30 minutes, and you pick top 20 for final tweaks. You keep everything (about 60 ready-to-use photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 179 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$188 Beautiful Candids

5 readers

(Want more? See Beautiful Candids^2)
A great package for a mix of professional, casual, candid, and fun photos. Meet at your choice of CBD area, during work hours, you suggest the time! We'll do all can for 30 minutes, and you pick top 25-30 for final tweaks. You keep everything (about 80 ready-to-use photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 245 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included!

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$270 "Prioritise Your Insights!" Session

2 readers

We'll get together, put all your customer information and insights on paper, prioritise, and make them actionable. (50 min in-person, 75 Skype screen share)
Heads up, this reward is about 350 sgd.

+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$360 Beautiful Candids^2

0 readers

A great package for creative concepts, a website photo series, or headshots for the team. You suggest the time and place! We'll do all can for 60 minutes, and you/I pick top 30-50 for final tweaks.You keep everything (about 160 ready-to-use photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 468 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

1 copy + ebook included

Free shipping

$390 A Deal for the Whole Team

0 readers

Get this package for up to 12 people, at once! (Value of $600)
Heads up, this reward is about 507 sgd.

+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

12 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$780 Hands-on with the Team!

0 readers

(Get in touch and we'll create something custom for your team.)
We'll start and wrap up with a session -- ideate, ask questions, design experiments, organise insights, up to you! (Each 50m in-person, 75 Skype.)
I write you a "thank you" note at the beginning of book.
Heads up, this reward is about 1065 sgd.

Plus, up to 12 of these... (These alone would be $1.1k)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personal video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

12 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$780 Team Portraits/Candids!

1 reader

Beautiful headshots/candids for everyone in the team, separately or together. We'll spend about 2 hours together -- this could be 8-12 individuals or pairs of co-founders; it can include a combination of creative concepts, photo series, or focus on authentic headshots. You suggest the time and place! Every person/team will walk away with about 20 options. You keep everything (about 450 photos.) My style? http://www.happinessisbeautiful.com.
Heads up, this reward is about 1065 sgd.

Plus, the set of digital Customerology products.
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and fun/useful phrase at end of book
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
Shipping included! In-person: Singapore only.

12 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$2900 Half-Day Retreat

0 readers

(Get in touch and we'll create something custom for your team.)
Exercise your brain in a completely new way with a hands-on customised workshop, involving the toolbook topics plus team bonding and creative confidence. I'll include your team in the "thank you"s at the beginning of book.
Heads up, this reward is about 3770 sgd.

Plus, up to 25 of these: (These alone would be $2.3k)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! Singapore only.

25 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

$5300 All-Day Retreat

0 readers

(Get in touch and we'll create something custom for your team.)
Exercise your brain in a completely new way with a hands-on customised full-day workshop, involving the toolbook topics plus team bonding and creative confidence. I'll include your team in the "thank you"s at the beginning of book.
Heads up, this reward is about 6890 sgd.

Plus, up to 25 of these: (These alone would be $2.8k)
+We'll start and wrap up with a group session -- ideate, ask questions, design experiments, organise insights, up to you! (Each 50m in-person, 75 Skype.)
+ Need a commitment device to read, apply, and get your worth? Here's some social, financial, and time pressure: I'll pace out the readings and check in with you for Q&A for a month.
+ Ask your questions and receive new POVs via a personalised video! Will also include hypotheses about the target customer and product based on the disciplines in the book (from psychology to user experience design.)
+ Get practical on-the-go. Get a song-length audio for each part/discipline!
+ Your name, company, and blurb at end of book
+ Soft cover, to pass around and write on
+ An opportunity to include your case study and how you learned about customers
+ E-Book (PDF and Kindle)
+ An invite to the Aug celebration!
Shipping included! Singapore only.

25 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

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Update #19 - "Design Thinking" "User Experience" "Lean" What are words good for? March 14, 2016

Newly-minted words are the trademark of trending, crucial areas. 

They allow people immersed in the work to speak to each other in more nuanced ways... and feel like jargon or confusion to everyone else.

On a practical level, for someone looking to apply it in their work, what are these words good for?
Words are, like breadcrumbs in a forest, a way of searching for...
+ specialist employees, and consultants 
+ groups to get involved with or learn more
+ resources, tools, and perspectives
This far more useful than obsessing with the syntax or specific definitions.


....But, where I see words having truly powerful impact is on the meta-level! They allow us to:

+ become aware of the biases and advantages of different approach
+ choose strategies with intention, rather than by accident or tradition
+ bring attention to different levels of scale, plans of attack, and ways of being

These new, specific terms bring attention to...
+ scale, enabling us to zoom in to details and out to the bigger picture of business
+ plan of attack, letting us choose how we'll go to market, surfacing our assumptions and resources
+ way of being, questioning how we "know" anything and the ways in which can learn more


SCALE
Some terms refer to zoomed in details while others refer to the bigger picture -- each level of detail points out different problems and invites different kinds of solutions. 

For example, starting small and zooming out:

- UI: User Interface. Optimise buttons, forms, layout, and other points of interaction.
- Usability. Allow user to efficiently and effectively learn and complete tasks.
- UX: User Experience. Create whole lifecycle that is desirable, useful, and credible.
- CX: Customer Experience. Make a seamless experience between all touch points to the brand/company.
- Impact Map. Build... considering relationships between all stakeholders -- users, customers, business, board, collaborators.

PLAN OF ATTACK
Some terms, like Lean Methodology, bring attention to other ways of launching a new product or business.

While Lean emphasises iterating low-fidelity prototypes, finding true value first, keeping a mindset of experimentation, and working with minimal resources in conditions of uncertainty (about value to customers, new technologies, competitors)... other plans of attack might work in more certain environments or with more resources.

For example, companies who have a reputable brand and considerable resources often try the "build it, (market it heck out of it), and they will come" strategy. This applies to most consumer products, but even more so to mouthwash (bad breath was invented to sell it), black pearls (much easier to find than white pearls), and diamonds (didn't always have a connection to love.)

Some companies operate in conditions of relative certainty, so they might choose to repeat what they have always done. If they innovate, they might be able to simulate results digital -- for example, those who build skyscapers might keep building skyscrapers and use a physics engine.

WAY OF BEING
Finally, some terms, like Design Thinking, bring attention to the different ways of trying to learn more about the world. 

Design Thinking emphasises qualitative information, like personal open-ended interviews with the user or customer, rather than large amounts of survey data. Design Thinking embraces seemingly outrageous ideas, and allows for leaps of faith or insight, rather than requiring proofs upfront.

In contrast, traditional critical thinking wants lots of tangible, numerical data, and to eliminate or promote ideas methodically, questioning knowledge at every step.

Introspection focuses inward, on one's own needs, problems, and desires, and extrapolates those to other people.

Tradition assumes that what's worked well will continue to work, and follows processes step-by-step.

All of these concepts are mixed-up hybrids or one or another. There's no single objectively winning strategy. And, aside from being a Google-aid, the exact semantics of a term is not useful to someone new.

Instead, this abundance of words reminds us to notice the biases and advantages of whatever we do -- it makes us aware that how we think, ideate, or execute are all CHOICES we consciously make.

That's the most powerful part for me!
Angela O