Hi, my name is Hanif Mitsal Mahatta and many people call me Mitsal. I am an Information Systems student at the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) and I’d like to share my journey as Magang Merdeka Intern at Vidio.
In my opinion, the Merdeka Campus program really opens up a golden opportunity for all students to learn and add to their experiences off campus. Armed with my interest and experience in the world of UI/UX, I ventured to register for the program in batch 4. After going through all the screening and interview processes, I began my journey at Vidio as Product Designer Intern.
Vidio Design really gives me the opportunity to experience the world of work right away where we work on real case studies that are useful in future platform development.
As a product designer intern, I had the unique privilege of immersing myself in the dynamic realm of digital media and making a lasting impact on user experiences. So let’s break down what kind of invaluable lessons I encountered during my internship at Vidio.
1. Stepping into a Culture of Innovation
From the moment I stepped through the doors of Vidio, I was greeted by a culture that thrived on innovation and creativity. The company's ethos of pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo allowed me to explore new design horizons and unleash my full creative potential. Vidio encouraged me to think differently, to experiment fearlessly, and to craft designs that genuinely resonated with users. This nurturing environment sparked a deep passion for innovation within me, igniting my desire to create memorable experiences for the platform's vast user base.
2. Immersion in User-Centric Design
Vidio's commitment to user-centric design became the cornerstone of my internship experience. I was exposed to comprehensive research methodologies, engaging with users to understand their needs, preferences, and pain points. Armed with this knowledge, I embarked on the iterative design journey, crafting meaningful solutions that seamlessly aligned with user expectations. The invaluable lessons I learned about empathy and user-centered thinking continue to shape my approach to design, ensuring that every decision I make is driven by the desire to enhance the user experience.
3. Collaborative Synergy
At Vidio, collaboration was not merely a buzzword but a way of life. I enjoyed working alongside talented professionals from various disciplines, including developers, product managers, and fellow designers. Through fruitful collaborations, brainstorming sessions, and constructive critiques, I discovered the incredible power of collective intelligence. This collaborative synergy fostered an environment where ideas flourished, enabling us to create holistic solutions that transcended individual expertise. Vidio taught me the immense value of teamwork, effective communication, and the art of incorporating diverse perspectives into the design process.
4. Embracing Agility and Adaptability
Vidio's agile development methodologies provided me with an invaluable lesson in adaptability. As a product designer intern, I quickly grasped the importance of being flexible and responsive to changing project requirements. The iterative nature of design allowed me to continuously refine my work, responding to user feedback and evolving project objectives. This adaptability not only strengthened my design skills but also instilled a sense of resilience, preparing me to face the dynamic challenges of the ever-evolving digital landscape.
5. Mentorship and Growth
One of the most impactful aspects of my internship at Vidio was the guidance and mentorship I received from mentors. The special part of mentoring program was the hands-on session, where we were given a case study to work on and be proactive. At the end of my internship journey, we were assigned the final project, where we must pitch in front of all of the mentors to present the entire process. At this stage, I found that design documentation plays a critical role.
It’s a wrap
“Currently, A digital business needs a good product designer. And a good product designer is actually one who cares about the business with a deep understanding of both design principles and the company's strategic goals. Each other must collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional teams and continuously seek opportunities to optimize designs for both user satisfaction and business success.” - Mitsal
My internship journey as a product designer at Vidio was a transformative experience that allowed me to grow both professionally and personally. Through immersion in the world of OTT platforms, designing for user-centric experiences, collaborating with cross-functional teams, embracing iteration, and nurturing creativity, I developed a strong foundation in product design. The lessons I learned at Vidio will undoubtedly shape my future as a product designer who cares about the business aspects as well as creating impactful and delightful experiences for users. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have been part of the Vidio team and look forward to applying the skills and knowledge gained during my internship to contribute to the ever-evolving field of product design.
That’s all from me, thank you so much for reading this article until the end. Hope this article can inspire you further. Big thanks to all Vidio Design team for having me 😍