Things I found on the web this week (5th October)
This week: keeping things simple with some excellent resources, essential reading from a startup veteran, and some surprising user onboarding ‘teardowns’.
Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.
// MENTORSHIP THINGS
Book a mentoring session with a tech/design/startup superhero! No, really! They are waiting to hear from you.
// DESIGN THINGS
Think Apple do a great job of onboarding users? Think again! Check out the Teardowns for some uncomfortable user onboarding experiences, with hints on how they could have got it right.
An interview with Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt.
“In this incredible talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Jake Knapp shared how he developed the Design Sprint, and how to do them well.”
Think carefully before choosing a dark colour scheme for you app or website. But if you do, here are some tips on how to make it work for you.
// RESOURCING THINGS
This is a brilliant (old but relevant) article from a very experienced startup founder. Read on for his advice on how you CAN (and should) launch your product without any technical expertise.
This is a great resource of freelancers available to do odd jobs for your startup. Remember these are people who are not invested in your idea so choose carefully the jobs you request.
Compiled with ❤️ in Qatar
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