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[Infographic] Look Before You Leap: Validating Product Market Fit Faster and Cheaper

Product Market Fit is typically found through the use of an MVP. The traditional MVP model takes too long and is too costly for what you’re getting. Rapid prototyping is a method of conceptualizing, designing, testing, and iterating quickly and cheaply… And it has similar outcomes to building a full-blown MVP.

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Guerrilla User Research in Five Steps

Some research is better than no research, but when you’ve got very little time and a tight budget what do you do?

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Look Before You Leap: Product Market Fit Validated Faster and Cheaper

Product market fit is typically found though the use of an MVP (minimum Viable Product). In my opinion the traditional MVP model takes too long and it too costly for what you’re getting. Rapid prototyping is a method of conceptualizing, designing, testing, and iterating quickly and cheaply… And it has similar outcomes as building a full-blown MVP. It usually involves the use of a rapid prototyping tool to mock up interfaces, navigation, and build conditional logic into user task flows.

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Infographic: Executives Should Care About UX

Sources Customer Satisfaction: 89% of companies plan to compete on the basis of customer experience. Market Share: Design driven companies outperform the S&P by 228% over 10 years. Operating Expenses: According to the System Sciences Institute at IBM, the cost of fixing errors once the product has launched and is in the ‘maintenance’ phase is up to 100x as costly as if you were to fix them during the design phase. Time To Market: A good design process that includes rapid prototyping and collaborative contributions can dramatically decrease the time to market. Competition: Competition is fierce, and 9/10 users report that they have stopped using an app due to poor performance. Revenue: 27% of US online shoppers have abandoned carts because the checkout process was too long or complicated.

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User Research as Strategic Partner: De-Risking Decisions

User research, when done at the right time, can dramatically reduce risk when making strategic decisions. User research is a type of research focused on user needs, behaviours, and motivations. It’s about far more than usability. It’s used to gain a more thorough understanding of your users so you can make products that work for them.

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Infographic: Why Startups Should Care About UX

This infographic was born from the blog post Hey App Startup! You NEED UX In Your Life. If you’re an app startup and/or aspiring unicorn there are literally thousands of articles to help you. User experience is mentioned in some of them, but it’s rarely given the level of importance it deserves.

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Hey App Startup! You NEED UX In Your Life

If you’re an app startup and/or aspiring unicorn there are literally thousands of articles to help you. User experience is mentioned in some of them, but it’s rarely given the level of importance it deserves.

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