Things I found on the web this week (13th July)

Image from Brolly bad show: Chinese sharing startup loses 300,000 umbrellas

This week: the ultimate guide to designing the perfect on-demand app, using analytics to increase revenues, the what, when and why of personas, the startup that lost 300,000 umbrellas.

Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.

Happy reading!


What Designers (and entrepreneurs) Can Learn From The Museum Of Failure (Yes, It Exists)

“If [you’re] not willing to deal with the uncomfortable emotional content of failure, then it’s impossible to learn from it.”


Using Analytics to Raise Prices and win new Customers

Nice insight into how data can help you make informed decisions about your product development, and build better features.

// USER EXPERIENCE (UX) THINGS — UX Analysis and Responsive Redesign

Never mind, this is just a really good introduction to the design process that you can apply to your own product development.

Boost Your UX with These Successful Interaction Design Principles

“Get [usability] right and you’ll be well on your way to a much better UX even if the aesthetics fall short. The product will have a much better chance of succeeding, which in turn contributes to the bottom line.”

UX Design Guidelines for On-Demand Apps

Essential reading for anyone whose app provides on-demand services to users. This is a cheat sheet that shows you how to make your app work brilliantly and make users want to keep coming back for more.


Creating Personas

Read down the page for a great explanation of what personas are, how to apply them in your business and design development and why they will help you build a better product.


MENA Startups Open Up About Their Constant Hunt For Top Talent

Something all Qatar-based startups can relate to! Read about how other MENA startups are addressing this issue.


Brolly bad show: Chinese sharing startup loses 300,000 umbrellas

This is what happens when you don’t plan your service properly! Whoops :)

Compiled with ❤️ in Qatar

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