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Weekly Digest 2016-11-04

  • Authorjackzhong
  • Date 3 November 2016
  • CategoryPM

Edition #24 weekly newsletter


WEEKLY ARTICLES

Internet of Things: A Primer for Product Managers

似乎火了很久的物联网为何仍然迟迟没有爆发的迹象?除了市场的学习曲线之外,还有的原因就是物联网产品的进入及开发壁垒太高,导致没有至今没有杀手级产品的面世(Nest算一个)。文中将智能硬件的开发分为五个层级:1. 硬件 2. 嵌入式软件 3. 通信 4. 云端 5. 客户端应用。 任何一个环节出问题,都会导致产品的失败。

作为一名物联网产品经理,对每个层级都要有基本的了解。而硬件和软件的开发流程又不一样:硬件遵循“硬件NPI流程“,而软件就是大家熟悉的敏捷开发。层级越厚,协调及沟通的成本就越大, 发生错误的概率也更高。

The Internet of Things is considered by many to be the 4th Industrial Revolution. But unlike the first three, it is not a new technology — it is a new way of combining existing technologies. As a result, it will not require a new kind of engineer.

For those of you who think the Internet of Things is just about connected toasters and coffee machines, think again. The real impact of the Internet of Things will be on the industrial side.

As the Internet of Things continues to grow, the world will need an army of IoT-savvy Product Managers. And those Product Managers will need to understand each layer of the stack, and how they all fit together into a complete IoT solution.

Why judgment matters more then outcomes

打德州扑克时,正确的判断也可能让你输掉这一手。错误的判断加上适当的运气却可以让你赢的盆满钵满。这就是扑克,这也是人生。那么是结果更重要,还是判断更重要?

作者在看他儿子打篮球时观察到,在篮球场上,有时即使得分了,教练也不会夸赞他。反而有时没投进的球,教练却会说“好球“!更糟的结果却换来更好的评价?因为教练更注重判断——适时做出“投篮”的正确决策,无论是否得分,都值得表扬。

培养正确时机的出手意识,执行层面是可以训练的。

In poker, as in life, you can make an excellent decision, yet still lose the hand. Or you can make a dumb move and get lucky. That’s the nature of the game. The best poker players evaluate and improve their judgment, independent of the outcome.

The shooting ability will come once the right habits are formed. That’s essential in a sport where the greatest players in the world miss half their shots!

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

这是一段长约3分半的视频。对科技过载所导致人类关系变化的反思。当所有的chat变成了snap chat,当所有的新闻变成了140字,当所有的视频变成了6秒,当同床的夫妻各自看着手机,当Facebook变成了 “anti-social-community”. 生活真的变好了吗?

声情并茂的演绎,希望可以换来你的一点思考。

How these touch-screens can make us lose touch. But it’s no wonder in a world filled with iMac’s, iPads and iPhones. So many “i”’s, so many selfies, not enough “us”‘s and “we”’sSee, technology.

Cause while we may have big friend lists. So many of us are friendless

Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries. Cause that will mean we’ll be one bar closer to humanity.

The Bizarre Role Reversal of Apple and Microsoft

上周微软和苹果不约而同推出了新产品。我们先不论上手的体验如何,单论发布时的demo以及这一周以来用户的普遍反馈来看,这次微软的surface studio赢了——如同黑科技般的Surface dial创造了一种新的交互输入终端,看起来对比苹果的touch bar要酷更多。

更重要的是,在对专业性工作的支持上,surface dial比touch bar更具突破与创新。这也就带出了“苹果微软角色互换“的说法。在苹果占领专业级用户的现今格局下,微软成为了挑战者,而苹果则是守成者。这导致了微软的创新更大胆,而苹果则小心翼翼的仍不断打磨着”轻薄“及”续航“。

其实surface dial这样的交互方式在汽车中控面板上就出现过。类似的旋钮提供了:旋转,按压,多角度拨动等操作方式,也提供更多的想象空间。当然相应的学习成本也会变高。但对专业级用户来说,如果为了更高效进行创作,额外的学习成本也并不是不能接受。

至于究竟两者体验孰优孰劣,还需等待真机的体验。虽然surface dial很酷,个人而言还是很期待touch bar的效果——自己的想法是利用Alfred支持快速切换touch bar显示的内容。由于Alfred是全局有效的,因此在实现任意界面都可以将对应软件的快捷键显示在touch bar上,增加工作效率。touchbar的出现,让不移动光标完成任务成为了可能。我让我们拭目以待啦。

That fact dictates strategies. In the glory days when Microsoft ruled the earth, it was careful not to innovate too far ahead of its legacy customers. Apple was free to take bigger chances

The difference between being the leader and the challenger is apparent in the two products introduced this week. The Surface Studio is a dramatic rethinking of the desktop computer. Also, the particular niche it targets — “creatives” in music and the graphic arts — is the exact one that Apple saw as its high-end core when it conceded the hopelessness of overtaking Microsoft on the basis of its operating system alone.

WEEKLY PRODUCT

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WEEKLY MUSIC

42

The answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

Those who are dead那些逝者们

are not dead,并没有消失

they’re just living in my head.我会永远记住他们

And since I fell,当我逝去后

for that spell,按这个规则

I am living there as well.我也会加入他们

Time is so short生命如此短暂

and I’m sure,我确信

there must be something more.在另一个世界生命会得以延续

Those who are dead,那些逝者们

are not dead,并没有消失

they’re just living in my head.我会永远记住他们

And since I fell,当我逝去后

for that spell,按这个规则

I am living there as well.我也会加入他们

Time is so short,生命如此短暂

and I’m sure,我确信

there must be something more.在另一个世界生命会得以延续

You thought you might be a ghost,你以为你可能成为一个幽灵

You didn’t get to heaven but you made it close,你还没有到达天堂,但是很近

Those who are dead,那些逝者们

are not dead,并没有消失

they’re just living in my head.我会永远记住他们


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