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Browsing Archive: December, 2008

Best of SynthaSite Finalist

Posted by Grace Hu-Morley on Thursday, December 11, 2008, In : User Experience 




I am thrilled to say that this site, http://gracehm.com, has been selected as a finalist in the 2008 Best of SynthaSite contest!  It was completely unexpected because my site, built using SynthaSite, is still in its infancy.  In fact, I even forgot that I entered into the contest.

Today I decided to check on my site's traffic (with Google Analytics).  To my amazement, the number of hits had gone through the roof.  When I checked the traffic source, I saw that most were coming from bestof.syn...
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Poor Experience Equals Poor Revenue

Posted by Grace Hu-Morley on Friday, December 5, 2008, In : User Experience 





If a product has all the customer needed features but cannot be easily deployed or used, users will stop using it and the revenue will dry up.  Incorporating usability will increase revenue, decrease sales cycles, increase product adoption, and lower support costs.

Products need to be designed for the experience.  Product managers should already be focused on what matters most to users.  Product managers deploy offerings that solve market problems therefore it is important that we take it o...
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Product Management Job Trends

Posted by Grace Hu-Morley on Monday, December 1, 2008, In : Career 


The number of product management jobs has decreased by 19% since April 2007.  The good news is that the number of job postings per capita in San Jose, CA is the highest in the country according to Indeed.  Also, there are more product management positions posted than product marketing or other outbound marketing disciplines.

Product Management, Product Marketing, Product Manager, Product Marketing Manager trends


According to Simply Hired, average Senior Product Manager salaries in Silicon Valley is $121,000.  Indeed states that the average Senior Product Manager salary of $117,...

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