In the first of a blog series spotlighting the variety of people and roles at Conviva, Yi Yang shares what it’s like being a product designer, the most interesting thing learnt about the streaming industry, and more.
As a product designer, what’s your typical day like?
When I get to work, I usually pick up the “two-minute” things first, such as replying to Slack messages and emails that I already have a solution for. I also mark down the bigger chunks of work and get them prioritized. My design work list consists of doing research and competitive analysis, brainstorming, ideation, sketching, prototyping, etc. Besides typical design work, I also take some time to participate in internal training or to absorb some content related to the streaming industry.
What do you enjoy most about working for Conviva?
Working at a growth company like Conviva, one would encounter many challenges every day, but it’s so exciting to watch and participate in such an adventure. Things are always evolving.
What do you find most challenging about your role at Conviva? Most rewarding?
Because Conviva is a fast-paced company, projects usually iterate at an extremely high speed, which requires one to adapt to the given context quickly and prioritize tasks based on previous work experience. It greatly improves my problem-solving and multitasking skills.
Describe the culture at Conviva.
Convivians form a very talented and open-minded team. And people here always encourage you to speak your mind.
What’s the most interesting thing about video streaming that you learnt on the job?
Since I joined Conviva, I tend to view things from a different perspective, especially when I’m consuming online video services. For example, I pay for an online content provider, and I can now sense it when they try to retarget or retain me. I also estimate how accurate their AI recommendation algorithms are based on their advertising or carousel.
What’s your favorite series that you are currently binge watching on an OTT platform?
Rattan. It’s a Chinese drama that falls within the genre of mystery and romance. Besides the story itself, the cheongsam, a traditional Chinese garment, that the heroine wears is also aesthetically pleasing.
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