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The easiest way to track tasks at work – and make things happen

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Creating, assigning and labeling a task has always been a tedious and long process. First, you need to find and launch the task or project management app. Then you have to navigate and click somewhere to create your task. Finally, you are presented with a list of empty text fields to be filled: the task name, the assignee, the project, …

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So Yeah, AdCom8 Tried Slack and Kyber

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Getting things done together is a core problem at work. Throughout my career, standard solutions like task and project management apps never worked well. Too complex to use, too much friction to adopt within any of my teams. Why? These tools force us to change our behaviors (i.e. communicate a task) and to adopt new workflows (e.g. fill a form …

Why a project management app for Slack

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My team is partially based in San Francisco and partially remote. We build a Slack and mobile app called Kyber. To collaborate, we need two main kind of tools: a messaging app to communicate and a set of productivity apps to manage projects, track tasks, and schedule meetings. For messaging, we use Slack. For productivity, we replaced many apps with …

Human Interface Guidelines for Slack

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Table of content The importance and benefits of Human Interface Guidelines Designing for conversational UIs UI and UX for Slack Creativity from constraints 5 design principles for /commands Intuitiveness Consistency Structure Context Conversational syntax User on-boarding Help command(s) App discovery flow Leveraging Slack UI The importance and benefits of Human Interface Guidelines When Apple launched the iOS platform in 2007, designing iPhone …

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How to have a fun, stress-free, holiday season

Paolo Perazzo Blog

The holidays are quickly approaching along with their fun and… craziness. Parties with friends and big family get together, one after the other. Either as organizer or guest, there is always so much to plan, so much to do, so much to keep track of – even to just show up and eat ?. Guess who can help you and …

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How to design for the Apple Watch and the new era of computing

Paolo Perazzo Design

The Apple Watch heralds the beginning of a new generation of computing, a very important one that will make technology even more pervasive and yet more “invisible”. That’s the ultimate dream of Apple, as per Jonathan Ive, SVP, Design: We believe technology is at its best, at its most empowering when it simply disappears. Jonathan Ive The Apple Watch’s form …

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How to make things happen in 3 easy steps

Paolo Perazzo Blog

Our lives are getting busier – and more interrupted – than ever. Keeping the focus and getting those millions of things done is a big challenge. I studied a lot of books and techniques to solve this problem, but I personally found them way too complicated and practically useless quite immediately. Therefore I ended up designing a flow that has …

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How to use Siri for todos, reminders and calendars

Paolo Perazzo Blog

I wrote before on how efficient is to enter tasks in Kyber via Siri: this step only has increased my productivity by a lot. I got asked by blog readers and Kyber users to come up with a quick guide on how to effectively use Siri. Before we jump into that, let me first explain why Siri turned out to …

The era of super-humans

Paolo Perazzo Blog

Connecting dots sometimes takes years. When I was a kid, I remember being fascinated by Sherlock Holmes in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ describing the brain and how he used it: I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all …

How to be more productive at school

Paolo Perazzo Blog

With school about to start again, I thought about writing some tips for students on how to be more productive at school using Kyber app. By making you more organized and efficient, Kyber helps students getting through one semester at a time and building, from the young age, good habits that will be very useful to succeed in their future …