This presentation on Wirify discusses the original concept, the launch in December 2010, and what followed. It also includes lessons we learned, to help fellow online entrepreneurs plan and build their web-based products. Read the full post for more.
Read full post on Presentation: Wirify – Lessons from a micro internet phenomenonPosted in Business, Online service, Opinion, Presentation, Product update Also tagged bookmarklet, financial, online product, presentation, pricing model, slides, startup, success and failure, wirify
When was the last time you visited the website of a small local business? You probably had a question in mind – did the website answer it straight away? Read the full post for a list of five elements every local business website should have.
Want to do your own start-up or product? Don’t be put off by the lack of the Big Idea. Ideas are the easy part; it’s doing something with them that is hard. Read the full post on how the Saddlepod bicycle bag concept was conceived and how it’s still just an idea, nothing more.
We recently gave a lecture on usability testing including five methods that you can use to improve usability in your own projects. Read the full post for a complete set of slides and supporting materials.
Read full post on Presentation: Usability testing – Just Do It. Five methods for improving usability in-housePosted in Presentation, Usability testing Also tagged diy, evaluation, howto, in-house testing, introduction, presentation, slides, usability, usability methods, Usability testing, User experience
We recently redesigned the signup process for Naview and changed from a Plans page and a separate sign-up form to having Plans and Signup on the same page. Read the full post for details on the thinking behind the redesign.
When creating something new it is essential to name it. Whether it’s a product, service, or startup that you’re working on it has to have a name so you can identify it, identify with it and start telling others about it. Read the full post for practical tips on how to get started with naming.
Read full post on How to name your product, service, or startupPosted in Business, Communication, General, introduction, Tips Also tagged branding, Communication, definition, introduction, names, naming, process, tip
Moderated, task-based testing is the mainstay of usability testing and most practitioners are familiar with it. At Volkside we normally give participants their tasks verbally, however more recently we have experimented with also giving them a printed copy of each task. Read the full post for more.
Ricardo Semler urges us to keep our memos short: “If you really want someone to evaluate a project’s chances, only give them a single page to do it — and make them write a headline that gets to the point, as in a newspaper.” Semler is the CEO of the industrial conglomerate Semco and the author of Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace (1993). Read the full post for more.
Read full post on Keep your memos to one page or lessPosted in Books, Business, Communication, Documentation Also tagged brevity, Business, Communication, concise, content, recommendations, suggestion, tip, writing
A friend of mine recently wanted to pick my brains on CVs and resumes for User Experience designers. Read the full post for my response with useful pointers to various online resources.