“Keys” to your success!
Structure in Snowpal Pitch starts with Keys. A Key is your highest level of categorization (say, Level 1). Think of it as a home directory. You start with a Key, and then create (or link) your content under that. Let’s take a few examples to understand this better.
And for those who are wondering at this point, “That’s clear enough, why would we want more details?”, there’s only one thing I would like to say, which is – You have a point & I felt quite the same way till I spoke to a few people and realized how different everyone’s interpretation turned out to be. While the overall understanding about the structure a Key provided was quite clear to everyone, how it stood out from the other terminologies in the product wasn’t necessarily just as clear. So, I figured it may not be bad idea to write a tiny bit about the product terminologies, and how they came to be.
The easiest way to explain the concept, and/or the idea behind these terms, is to take some real life examples of hypothetical scenarios! Let’s take one example for now, and try to dig deeper into it.
Key: “Winter Vacation 2019 – Trip to UK”
As little as we travel, we do have some favorite locations, and UK is at the very top of that list. It has a lot of what we love – English language, Cricket, the best Indian food we’ve eaten (outside of India), and wonderful people. Say, we decide to go there again (and we really do want to), and want to plan a trip during winter holidays. How would we go about defining the structure?
One thing is for sure. We are unlikely to get the structure right the first time, so it may take a few iterations. Rather than think this through, and then, write about it, I decided to write as I thought about this. This may actually help more (besides requiring less planning on my side!).
Let’s get rolling.
Let’s call the Key: Winter Vacation 2019 – Trip to UK. That seems like a reasonable name.
Blocks: “London”, “Coventry”, “Birmingham”, “Edinburgh”
The next level of categorization is a Block (say, Level 2). A Block lives under a Key, and a a Key can have 1 or more Blocks. A Block can be linked to multiple Keys making this a N:N relationship but I don’t want to jump the gun and will leave that for another day. For now, let’s pretend that Keys & Blocks share a 1:N relationship.
In our example of a trip to UK, we will define 4 Blocks – London, Coventry, Birmingham, and Edinburgh.
(to be continued…)