As we already established in the previous post - everything is a prototype. With that in mind, you should try to start prototyping as soon as possible to understand, communicate or improve your ideas. While this article tries to demystify the how-to part, you should not be discouraged to start right away, even without knowing the perfect process. Remember, everything is a prototype.
Uncompromised solution represents a solution that doesn’t compromise the experience of the end user. When the end user is a consumer, that means that the application should offer native look and feel. When the end user is a library consumer, developers should enjoy the same experience a fully native library would offer.
No matter how long you’ve been a QA tester, I bet you can still feel the excitement that a new project brings. However, each project comes with its own set of challenges, but the ultimate challenge of them all is challenging your standard set of development practices and adopting a new approach.
Having a great team culture is of substantial value. There are many vital areas that the company needs to take into account when building, and more importantly, to maintain the work culture.One, reasonably small, but also an essential part of the culture, is how each team identifies their values and beliefs.
If you told me in early 2020 that d.labs is going to become a remote-first company, I would not have believed you. We were office animals. We loved to come together, there was a real energy to our offices and we often stayed after work to hang out, play video games, chat or go to the bar across the street for beers. We took pride in our teamwork, relationships, and connections.
An indispensable template for remote-first companies used to onboard new product team members and make them feel included, informed and empowered from the first day they join your team.
Venture: Eyemazing Industry: Retail / Eyewear Duration: 5 weeks Delivery: Customer research, UX research, Value Proposition Design, Minimum Viable Brand, Wizard of Oz MVP, Solution Interviews Tool stack: Shopify, Figma, Firebase, Iubenda
Entrepreneurial and business podcasts are on the rise. They are a great way to learn more about entrepreneurship and hear the inspiring stories and different experience that founders have. We made a selection of podcasts that we like to listen to and would like to share it with you .
Remote workshops are the single most popular way to communicate both internally and externally. Having in mind they are not easy to conduct, what can you do to ensure the success of your remote workshops? Here are some of the practices that have worked well for us and our clients.
Following great feedback on our top 10 business books list, we’ve repeated the exercise once more. This time we compiled a list of all the apps that we use to make our lives & work easier and better. On it, you’ll find workout coaches, meditation guides, productivity apps and other useful smartphone tools. If only one of them brings you joy and pleasure, we consider our job done!
Holidays without books are like cocktails without garnish – plain and boring. At d.labs, we read loads of books this summer, so we decided to compile a list of titles that we found particularly interesting and inspiring. Happy reading!
Rapid application development has always been burdened by assumptions of unmaintainable and unscalable output. Rightfully so; cutting corners and fast pace are risky in engineering and too soon do errors start to pile up and refactoring discussions begin.
Learn and understand the mechanics of building a start-up in detail. What do all the methodologies actually stand for? How do they fit together? And, finally, how they can make your business more efficient and faster?
Doing remote customer discovery in the new reality of social distancing. Product teams need to accept extreme uncertainty and focus only on the immediate next step. In the end, it’s never been our job to find the perfect solution, but to try and solve customers’ problems with a best-effort approach.
The story of how we adapted our processes, communication, and culture to become a fully-remote team practically overnight. The preventive measures and internal guildelines kept us safe during the COVID-19 outbreak and also have helped other companies deal with this difficult situation.
Early listening to your future customers does take you out of your comfort zone, but the benefits of it are significant. They de-risk your endeavours, make you a more authentic company builder and vastly improve your conversations with investors.
6 techniques to help Product people who feel uneasy or reluctant to do customer interviews. Getting out of the product-building comfort zone is not easy for everyone, but by using this process, you'll be doing continuous customer interviews in no time.