Be nice. Or else.
Maker Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Tim S. Justin has invited Kevin Horek, Nathan Powell, Saeed Ali, Chen Hu, Wish Ronquillo and 5 others, Jay De Leon, harshini zaveri, Brendan Moore, Petri Partio, Sami Niemelä
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Key insight here:
Put yourself out there! Anytime I figured out how to do something that was a challenge, I took a moment to write a blog post about how I did it. Those did really well, because other people were searching for how to do those things. And clients were like: "Wow, this guy's always writing tutorials, he must be the guy to go to." I wasn't better than any of my peers, but sometimes being the most public about your skills can get you more work.
I've been following Jason's work for awhile! Cool to hear about his background, and how he got started.
A user is someone who consumes without pleasure and delight.
-- love this line from the show. The whole episode is really good.
♥ Yes! ♥
Too often, when I'm making something new, I'm thinking about how I feel:
"I hope my peers like this"
"I worked so hard on this; it better get a good response"
But this is the wrong way to think.
It's not about us.
It's all about the people we're serving through our design. It's about them. And there's only one reason people use products: to make their lives better.
When I look at product design through this lens, everything becomes a lot more clear.
(You can watch the full video here)
Hey Spencer! I'm a big fan of Coach. Love the recent profile redesign.
My question – how did you (as a non-technical founder) come to appreciate design? Why is it important to you?
Marie Poulin is amazing!! Every time I've talked to her she's so grounded. Love her advice.
Be nice. Or else.
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