Things I found on the web this week (2nd November)

Image from How One Designer Prototyped Prototyping

This week: epic fails in pitching, a tool to revolutionise your understanding of your customers, how to build early-stage momentum, the future of voice technology.

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

Happy reading!
@jennybee

// STARTUPS THINGS

The Answers To Business Growth Are With Your Customers

“What smaller companies [can] teach us about becoming indispensable by aligning with customer needs.” Essential reading for anyone wanting to grow their e-commerce business.

5 Strategies for Building Early-Stage Momentum

“The more your business is able to pick up steam in its early years, the greater chance it will have for long-term success… Here are five key strategies for getting started.”

// VOICE THINGS

Voice Assistants: This Is What The Future Of Technology Looks Like

Great insight from a Singapore-based report looking at the applications of voice technology.

// PROTOTYPING THINGS

How One Designer Prototyped Prototyping

“Ricky Lyman’s…new venture, ProtoMVP, arms entrepreneurs and product managers with all the minimum-viable wireframes and visual concepts they need…for a fraction of the cost. And it is, itself, an MVP.”

// PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT THINGS

How Zapier Amplified Learning During Product Development

Lots of lovely stuff in this article for entrepreneurs wanting to scale their business, product managers who want to know how, and anyone who is interested in the process of designing brilliant digital products.

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This could revolutionise how you understand your customers! “Search your customer experience like you search the web.” I haven’t tried it, but it looks like a fantastic tool.

Critical Customer Touchpoints for a Successful Product Launch

This article highlights “critical customer touchpoints that must not be missed for a successful outcome to your product or feature launch.” Useful for anyone about to launch a new product or feature.

// UX RESEARCH THINGS

7 Great, Tried and Tested UX Research Techniques

“Thinking about conducting some user research? Wondering which techniques are most likely to provide useful results? Then look no further. [Here is a] list of 7 excellent techniques which are tried and tested and have been proven to deliver real value in UX projects.”

// PITCHING THINGS

5 Epic Fails in Pitching

These are funny and cringe-worthy in equal measure. Just make sure you heed this advice for a successful pitch.

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Every week I read stuff on the web that I think would help Qatar-based tech startups design and build brilliant products. I save up all the interesting things and publish them here, and send them out via tinyletter.com/jennyellenbrown

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