Things I found on the web this week (7th June)

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This week: Google’s process for failure, free Tesla code for hackers, improve your prototyping skills, how to create a successful user feedback program.

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

Happy reading!
@jennybee

// USER FEEDBACK THINGS

How we Created a Successful Weekly User Feedback Program

How this User Researcher created “a goldmine that [gave] us access to customer feedback continuously”.

// PROTOTYPING THINGS

3 rapid prototyping exercises to improve your UX skills

“By practicing these rapid prototyping exercises you can train yourself to think through solutions faster and to always validate your ideas.”

Low-Fidelity vs. High-Fidelity Prototyping

A nice overview of the difference between these two approaches and what they are good for. (I use both in my work, low-fidelity for getting buy-in to overall concepts, high-fidelity for final approvals.)

// FAILURE THINGS

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure — and It’s Absolutely Brilliant

“Recently, Google described its internal process for documenting and learning from mistakes, and there’s a lot here that can benefit any company.”

7 inexcusable yet common UX gaffes that make you look like a total amateur

A few things to keep an eye out for as you are designing your brilliant new product.

// HACKING TESLA THINGS

Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source licences

“Tesla is now releasing some parts of its software, which is going to be useful to Tesla hackers and security researchers.” What would you do with it?

// MICROCOPY THINGS

The Invisible Pieces of Microcopy You’re Forgetting

“It’s so easy to forget the power of states, even though that’s where we really need microcopy…”

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