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!
@jennybee

// FAILURE THINGS

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.”

// ANALYTICS THINGS

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

Booking.com — UX Analysis and Responsive Redesign

Never mind booking.com, 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.

// PERSONAS THINGS

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.

// TALENT THINGS

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.

// UMBRELLA-RELATED THINGS

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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