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Design hacks

  1. 1. Design HacksJust Enough Design for an MVPLaura Klein@laurakleinlaura@usersknow.comhttp://www.usersknow.comThursday, April 18, 13
  2. 2. Designers Will HateThis PresentationThursday, April 18, 13
  3. 3. Before We Start: Say It With MeI (state your name) do solemnly declare that Ihave spoken to my users and discovered aproblem that this design is intended to solve.I have validated that this problem is real and thatpeople want me to solve it for them and mighteven pay me for it.Thursday, April 18, 13
  4. 4. Some (Very Basic) DesignTipsThursday, April 18, 13
  5. 5. Design 101:Tip #1Information should be in close proximity to your CTA.Thursday, April 18, 13
  6. 6. Not LikeThisuseful informationCTAInstructions thatwouldn’t be necessarywithout the division.user decisionsYeah. I know they make a boatload of money.This page isstill not optimized for this sort of purchase.Thursday, April 18, 13
  7. 7. Design 101:Tip #2Actions should work the same everywhere.This icon means search. Except when it means enlarge.Stop doing that.Thursday, April 18, 13
  8. 8. Not LikeThishitting enter doesn’t post a comment...except when it does.Thursday, April 18, 13
  9. 9. Design 101:Tip #3One primary call to action is the correct number.Yes.Thursday, April 18, 13
  10. 10. Not LikeThis does this makeanyone else missthe 90s?Hell no.Thursday, April 18, 13
  11. 11. Design 101:Tip #4Everything is not Pinterest (or Facebook orTwitter or...youget the point)Thursday, April 18, 13
  12. 12. Not LikeThisfor all you queen/lilwayne/bob dylan fans.Thursday, April 18, 13
  13. 13. Design 101:Tip #5Equivalent things should be shown equivalentlyThursday, April 18, 13
  14. 14. Not LikeThisI have never oncecreated an ad.Thursday, April 18, 13
  15. 15. Best “Design”Advice EverIt’s not stealing, it’s “inspiration”PatternTap.comMobile-Patterns.comui-patterns.compatternry.com/patternssmileycat.com/design_elementsYou can thank me later.Thursday, April 18, 13
  16. 16. Imagine CommentsThis productneeds comments!Thursday, April 18, 13
  17. 17. Step 1:What’s It For?User Need Business NeedI want to know which productspeople like.Sell more products.I want to chat with my friends. Increase engagement.I want to talk about a subject Icare about.Increase retention.I like to yell at peopleanonymously.Increase clicks on content.Thursday, April 18, 13
  18. 18. Step 1:What’s It For?User Need Business NeedI want to know which productspeople like.Sell more products.I want to chat with my friends. Increase engagement.I want to talk about a subject Icare about.Increase retention.I like to yell at peopleanonymously.Increase clicks on content.Thursday, April 18, 13
  19. 19. Step 2: Find Design PatternsThursday, April 18, 13
  20. 20. Step 3: RefineYour Necessary FeaturesRating systemCommentingFlaggingProfile PicName of CommenterNumber of Comments MadeWay to Navigate CommentsEdit/Delete for CommenterCommenter Reputationunlikely to knowperson by sight.unnecessary if nobodyleaves a comment!test this laterThursday, April 18, 13
  21. 21. Step 4: Sketch ItOops.That’s not anMVP requirement!Thursday, April 18, 13
  22. 22. Step 5: Prototype ItInteractive PrototypeNot Pictured HereBecause It’s Hard toTakea Picture of a PrototypeThursday, April 18, 13
  23. 23. Step 6:Test And IterateThis is also steps 7 - n where n equals your users not beinghorribly confused.Thursday, April 18, 13
  24. 24. Step N+1: Release,Test & Iterate Even MoreYou’re not done yet!Watch users in the wild and don’t forget that a/b test!Thursday, April 18, 13
  25. 25. Learn More:@laurakleinlaura@usersknow.comhttp://www.usersknow.comUX for Lean Startups from O’Reilly: Buy It Now!Thursday, April 18, 13

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