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  • Productivity Hacks to Optimize Your Time and Maximize Results.Work Hacks

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    hello.UX Designer, Technologist & Brand Consultant

    @jameschrisa jchrisa.info

    http://jchrisa.info

  • Why Hack Work?With our busy schedules, constant interruptions and short deadlines, we need all the tips and tricks to allow us to focus on the activities that maximizes the most and best output possible.

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    Remember 80/20 RuleParetos Principle states that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes or 80% of the value will come from 20% of the effort. We need to leverage this heuristic into our routines.

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    Working HacksProductivity hacks encompasses many different areas.

    Tools

    Automation

    Resourcing

    Heuristic

  • LOTS OF PICS

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    Take pictures, not notes.

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    IMAGES OVER TEXT

    Humans can take in visual information faster than textual information.Findings show that the human brain can interpret images that the eye sees in just 13 milliseconds

  • RECORD VIDEO

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    Moving Pictures To Tell Stories

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    VIDEO STORYBOARDING

    Taking a video is much richer than a single image with a series of images that work as a storyboard.

    Findings show that the human brain can interpret images that the eye sees in just 13 milliseconds

  • USE FRAMEWORKS

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    Harness The Power of Reuse.

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    Dont reinvent the wheel. Utilize existing libraries, frameworks and templates to get started quickly on prototyping a product or service.

    USING FRAMEWORKS

  • CUT & PASTE - REMIX

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    Harness The Power of Reuse.

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    Search and remix the best pieces of images, photos, graphics, code snippets and content for developing concepts, models and planning materials.

    CUT & PASTE - REMIX

  • DRAFT OUTLINES

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    Short Content Over Long Form

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    DRAFT OUTLINES

    When writing internal or external documentation, start with outlines versus paragraphs. Outlines provide a quick step-by-step roadmap that is easier to read than long format content.

  • ENLIST THE ROBOTS

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    Automate Routine Tasks

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    Avoid repetitive tasks by using automation applications, tools or scripts that can run continuously. This will shave off time doing routine tasks manually.

    ENLIST THE ROBOTS

  • FOCUSED SPRINTS

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    Work Sprints Versus Long Marathons

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    Allot time to run your high priority tasks on a set time limit with no interruptions instead of allowing yourself to devote long hours on one problem with periodic interruptions.

    FOCUSED SPRINTS

  • CALL FOR REINFORCEMENTS

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    Enlisting The Help of Crowds

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    When you cannot rely on automation to do batch jobs and routine tasks need a human intervention, you can enlist the crowd workforce (e.g. Amazons Mechanical Turk) to help you with those assignments. This allows you to invest your time on high value targets.

    REINFORCEMENTS

  • USING STICKIES CREATIVELY

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    Utilizing Sticky Notes

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    Using sticky notes creatively to build adaptable diagrams, flow charts and maps to help you plan your projects. It is often faster to move a note physically than opening a software diagramming app.

    USE STICKIES

  • FACE TO FACE MEETINGS

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    Get personal.

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    With the digital world full of communication channels and apps, we forget about the human space. Email and messaging doesnt always lead to clearer answers. Personal face time often lead to understanding and quality answers.

    FACE TIME

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    1. Pictures & Images 2. Video 3. Frameworks 4. Cut and Paste, Remix 5. Focused Work Sprints 6. Use Outlines 7. Automate 8. Crowdsource 9. Stickies

    SUMMARY

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    QUESTIONS? NEW HACKS TO SHARE?

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    THANKS!