Things I found on the web this week (7th December)
This week: Airbnb, Uber and IBM use design systems and so should you, how to leverage social media in 2018, how e-commerce can win against Amazon, building a sales team from your users, meet a chap who is excelling at excel.
Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.
// PRODUCT THINGS
A fantastic slide deck about the history of technology, product development and why being product-led will make your business succeed.
// UX THINGS
A really nice case study of why it’s important to consider the user experience right from the very beginning.
// DESIGN THINGS
Just in case you why wondering why I keep banging on about design…
Analysis of how Stripe’s website gets to look so beautiful and why Stripe considers design to be essential for their business.
How companies such as Airbnb, Uber and IBM use Design Systems to “change the pace of creation and innovation within their teams”.
“[Design Systems] provide a mental model to help us think about user interfaces in a more systematic, hierarchical way so we can create thoughtful UIs…”
// SOCIAL MEDIA THINGS
“As video is the both the present and the future of content marketing, it’s a good idea to review what works best on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat so you can plan accordingly.”
// INNOVATION THINGS
Need some inspiration? Learn from no less than Mother Nature herself.
// E-COMMERCE THINGS
“Ecommerce companies need to get innovative if they’re going to prevent Amazon from taking over.”
// SALES THINGS
How this company “built a (free) sales team from thousands of happy users.”
// EXCEL THINGS
In case you were wondering what else you can do with Excel besides spreadsheets.
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