Managing design for Microsoft Lists product on mobile devices
Role & impact
Managing a design team that builds Microsoft Lists for iOS and Android
Defined and delivered the end-to-end UX for a new 1.0 mobile solution, which was launched in Jan 2021
Working with Leadership and Product Management to define product vision and strategy
Collaborating with Research, PM, and engineering to drive the product roadmap and ongoing development
Partnering with cross-functional teams such as Marketing, Content, Art Directors, etc. to contribute to
the product charter
This page contains details about my ongoing product work.
My work at Microsoft
I joined Microsoft India in May 2018, and since then I have been part of the OneDrive & SharePoint (ODSP) Design team. I am the Design Lead for multiple areas for the Microsoft Lists product in India, and manage a team that focusses on its iOS and Android apps.
Previously, I have designed OneDrive for Windows and for mobile devices, and built the admin centre for SharePoint metadata & taxonomy services. A lot of
this was foundational work for ODSP in India.
Other than core work, I have created significant impact by driving several geo-level initiatives for design internship & university hiring for India.
Lists is a smart information tracking app, that can be moulded into anything from a simple to do list
to a complex inventory management system. In early 2020, we initiated work on the mobile app, which
had a public release in Jan 2021.
As the Design Manager on the mobile app, I
collaborate with PM, Engineering, and partners across our Hyderabad (India) and Redmond (USA) teams to
define and drive the product strategy and development
At the beginning of the design process,
I contributed to coming up with the initial pitch and the
north star vision for the product experience. I, later, followed a research-first approach to chart the MVP and
the release plan.
Microsoft Lists (erstwhile SharePoint Lists) is a established and heavily-used product on the web, with one of
its earliest versions
With a strong community and ecosystem, users have even built custom solutions based on the Lists framework.
the existing solution within the SharePoint mobile app was limited, and over time a
need to address several new scenarios appeared.
We realized that a mobile-first solution with a simplified approach to
information management will be the answer. The team, hence, set out to build a mobile app from the ground up,
which gave us an open
canvas to define the
core experience and interactions of the product.