Eli Bozeman

Director of Strategy @ Originate Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Finder's Fees, Oct 30, 2015

    Double digit finders fee's don't make sense in services, though they are more reasonable in an industry where the amount you make isn't completely correlated to time you spend. I feel like 10-20% of net revenue would be fair for an introduction to a customer of a product that has a low onboarding cost.

    I always found it best to have a "standard referral agreement" ready for these kinds of situations - even went out of my way to get something set up when someone mentioned a potential opportunity.

    Depending on the size of the deal and the involvement after an introduction, we generally went with 2-5% of the total deal for 6 months to a year. Happy to send you the agreement my lawyer drafted if you're interested.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Trying to land my first full-time design job. Critique my new portfolio, Aug 10, 2015

    Great work. Just sent you an email about an open design/front-end position we have in NYC.

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  • Posted to Well nice prototype tools for devices. But what about web?, Jul 22, 2015

    There are a few solid prototyping tools (most of which you have mentioned) that do a good job of explaining or testing the user experience of a web application. That said, I don't think anyone has gotten it completely right just yet, especially since many new tools have focused exclusively on mobile. Here are my thoughts on what is currently available:

    For showing complex application workflows:

    • Axure is the most common and seems to check the most boxes in terms of features that you would need. There is no doubt the interface feels a bit dated and has a high learning curve, but I'd say it gives the most flexibility. Great for simulating complex user flows across different devices, but really lacking in collaboration and requirement features.

    • iRise is a bit lesser known in the design word, but had more-or-less invented the concept of rapid prototyping without coding and are more known in enterprise companies. They have done a lot of work in rebuilding and simplifying their platform and have recently moved it to the web + have greatly reduced their cost so believe they are on track to be a top contender.

    For showing higher fidelity interactions, design and responsive sites:

    • Webflow is fantastic for building out application concepts that feel more real, as it is based on modifying actual html/css/js through their editor and can even provide a useful code export. It's more difficult to use than the above because requires more technical know-how, but is great for showing and building responsive sites. It's made to be used to create and deploy a production static site, but I've even used it in a number of cases to launch an MVP that is connected to a Rails backend.
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