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Glific – Setting up the right foundation

By Vaibhav Rathore

June 15, 2020


The strength of a building is heavily influenced by its construction process. Planning and plotting of the site determine its fitment with the terrain and the society. Well, it’s the same for software too. Like buildings, the foundation of software determines its longevity and adaptability in the world. To sustain,…


Security practices for healthcare application

By Pankaj Agarwal

April 24, 2018


For any software application, security is an integral part of the package that the customers must receive. It is one of the vitals of an application instead of being an afterthought. Security risks such as data loss, data theft, malicious activities or coming under an automated attack are a reality…


How we reduced our emailing cost and built a custom WordPress plugin

By Vaibhav Rathore

January 3, 2018


We were using Mandrill for quite some time. The amount of sending event-triggered emails for us was very low. We are a small and cost-conservative organization. So we decided to stick with Mandrill’s Free Plan until it fulfills our needs. We sort of made Mandrill a standard in ColoredCow. Since it’s…


Revisiting an old product

By Abhishek Sharma

December 14, 2017


It’s human to feel funny on revisiting our old work. And it’s full of “did i really make this” moments. And occasionally there will be “wow, i made this” moment. It’s bittersweet. And you feel there’s so much more you could have done with it and so much more you…


How writing vision document helped us in a new project

By Tushar Bohra

December 13, 2017


We started of with a new project recently. We had done the initial very high level requirements for cost estimations. Now it was time to start on the road to execution.   The marketing team of our client had done there research. They had come up with a general requirement…


Laying the right foundation of product with design

By Abhishek Sharma

December 13, 2017


Many times, envisioning a product can’t seem to start without design. For the products that don’t start with design, will need design soon enough. The scope touches designing the technology around it, designing its interface, designing its experience. The product has to be conceptualised on these parameters based on the…


Good experience is not just inside the product but also while delivering it

By Abhishek Sharma

December 3, 2017


When we work with startups to build their products, we don’t only design user experience inside the product  but also how it is shipped. This realisation came when recently, we were delivering a product to our client. We planned out how we should deliver it to them. To take them…


Making startups capable

By Abhishek Sharma

December 2, 2017


Every time I see a successful startup I know they’ve made it, through identifying the problem and solving it well. When I hear stories of how they were created in a dorm or from a one room apartment, I know they’ve built their business out of constraints. Their stories and…


Seeing the world through the lens of softwares

By Abhishek Sharma

November 30, 2017


Opportunity to create products is just about everywhere. If there’s respect and empathy for people, there are ways to solve their problem using the expertise one knows (for us it is creating softwares). When we received an assignment to design a coffee table book, our first instinct was to decline…


A bus journey in the life of a product designer

By Abhishek Sharma

November 29, 2017


I started ’today’ with some hopes and motivation, and of solving my problem of getting from Dehradun to Delhi. My underlying motive was also to get some of my work done along the way, and so i booked the best bus which would give me enough seat space to work…


Design workshop that changed views – moving with the community part 3

By Abhishek Sharma

November 28, 2017


Read part 1 here Read part 2 here   At the end of the two days of the product design session at UPES, the students wanted ColoredCow to stay back more and continue the session further. They wanted to interact and learn more. It was really great to see them…


Moving with the community part 2

By Abhishek Sharma

November 27, 2017


Read part 1 here The session at UPES started with an agenda to create a useable design for a product in two days. That we would start with a real world scenario and design a final prototype to solve a problem for that scenario. This would give the students a…


Great products are built by strong teams

By Abhishek Sharma

November 24, 2017


One of the great challenges in building greater products is to build the greatest team to do it. People who are driven by the same sense of purpose and motivation to achieve the goals. All together. Whether building your own products or hiring a team to take your vision ahead,…


Growing a community and moving with them – taking a design session in UPES

By Abhishek Sharma

November 23, 2017


ColoredCow is soon going to be in UPES, Dehradun on 27 and 28 Nov, to teach and talk about product design. It’s never too soon or too late to share the knowledge and grow as a community. Ever since I joined the design community, I have learnt a lot through…


Strengthening products through problem finding

By Abhishek Sharma

November 22, 2017


In our quest to build impactful products, we are employing a problem finding approach to build the product the right way. As a part of this process, to strengthen the products and business, we increase our exposure of the problems by identifying the current state and the challenge we’re facing…


Keeping a consistent product experience even as the user segment grows

By Abhishek Sharma

November 21, 2017


There’s another way a product grows and gets stronger, which is by identifying new scope, new audience and new areas of expansions. I covered earlier how feedback feeds into achieving goals and better products. But as more target audience gets added and they’re included in the goal of the product,…


A design ecosystem that benefits the products

By Abhishek Sharma

November 20, 2017


For any startup it is important that the products get adopted by the intended users and this happens more effectively if the users find their problems solved with the use of that product. In effect, startups are problem solving machines. What powers this machine is a key elements that is…


Building better products with feedback, to achieve your goals.

By Abhishek Sharma

November 17, 2017


In a lifecycle of creating products, it is required time and again to look back at the purpose and the goals the product is meant to achieve and build it further through feedback. This can only happen once it is launched and people are using it to solve their problems…


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