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Pros & Cons of Social Media during The Pandemic

Pros & Cons of Social Media during The Pandemic

Column, Digital
2020 has been an eye-opener in many ways for the world. During these trying and unprecedented times, some turned to social media as a beacon of hope and entertainment, while some others took this opportunity to disconnect from the virtual world, relishing the beauty of the real world instead. While social media has made it very easy to keep up with the rest of the world, it is accompanied by an entirely different kind of social pressure.Even though everyone is at home, trying to spend some quality time with their families and their selves, there is a constant distraction in the form of mobile phones lighting up with new updates and messages every other minute. We look around ourselves and see an entire generation trying to find an escape from reality by living their lives through a fi...
Impact of COVID-19 on Consumers of Digital News Platforms

Impact of COVID-19 on Consumers of Digital News Platforms

Column, Digital
Author: Vivek Pandey, VP, Revenue Strategy & Analytics - Times Internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global disruption of lives, businesses, and business models to unprecedented rates. While several businesses are still analysing the impact of the pandemic on their operations, the revolution of consumer behaviour has emerged as a prime consideration in determining the future of industries altogether. And with no clear resolution in sight, companies are acclimatizing themselves to the shifting realities of the global economy and consumption patterns, at least until a vaccine is discovered.  Some behavioral changes are now morphing themselves into solid habits, and will definitely outlast the pandemic. A detailed analysis of audience behaviour provides insights in...
Designing Healthcare Apps to Improve Lives

Designing Healthcare Apps to Improve Lives

Column, Digital, Health
Author: Debprotim Roy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Canvs App design as a trade has various counterparties and reviewers. Often app designers make things to impress each other while all along finding themselves looking to fill the gaping hole left behind by the lack of impactful work. Designers often find themselves pining for work that has a tangible impact on the lives of users. A user coming up to a product designer and telling her how their work simplified their lives is a much more revered accomplishment and compliment than a hundred re-tweets from Design Twitter.  One such impactful domain is Healthcare, an industry that gives designers the power to help millions of people live healthier and happier lives. That said, with power comes responsibility, and des...
5 Tips to Ensure Safety of Your Digital Information

5 Tips to Ensure Safety of Your Digital Information

Column, Digital, Editor's Picks
Author: Rovin Coutinho, Chief Product Officer of Canvs.in Today we are practically always online. Security has hence become hygiene for us. We deserve to have the security of experts without having to be experts ourselves. Although the onus towards building secure environments lies on companies that build user-centric products, there are quite a few things users can do at their end which pay off high returns in the longer run. Much like most good habits, the lack of these practices has a much more pronounced downside than the observable upside of exercising these. At best you shall use the products as they are without losing anything that belongs to you, at worst you lost everything including your identity. Here are 5 pointers for users to build sustainably secure environments: 1. F...