Articles on research, design, startups, engineering, and more
Working on a new product? I have one word of advice: talk to your users. Building a new product from scratch is hard, but early adopters are often super willing to give you feedback.
In this article we’ll cover some simple techniques to get more stakeholders and team members participating in user research.
12 months ago, Dovetail was a brand new product with a handful of features and users. Now we have hundreds of happy customers and thousands of active users. Here’s our year in review.
This guide introduces common marketing channels that help to drive traffic to your website, like social media, content marketing, SEO, paid advertising, referrals, and more.
Dovetail has been awarded a $25,000 Minimum Viable Product grant from Jobs for NSW in Sydney, Australia. We’re putting this funding towards a product development investment in automated analysis features.
The ‘tick-tock model’ was an approach used by Intel to alternate between improvement and innovation every 12–18 months.
If everything’s going well and your startup is still alive, at some point you will need to monetise. This article covers some of the lessons we’ve learned trying to monetise our MVP.
A write-up of my experience finding a co-founder, going full time, and ‘pivoting’ the product.
Compromising is part of product design, and often the compromise is cutting scope. Cutting scope is better than compromising on quality. (Quality being defined as design, usability, stability, and performance.).
If you are building a startup then you have an idea. Ideas are usually formed by observing a problem, whether it’s one that you have, or a problem someone else has.