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Head of Product at Monito Joined almost 4 years ago
We use a combination of Prismic (a headless CMS similar to Contentful already mentioned in this thread) and a google sheet with a JSON exporter.
Yes UserBrain is really my go to solution for non-moderated remote user testing.
They raised some funds last year and really improved their product in the past months, it's now really a great tool !
For those who don't want to read the whole post, my argument is that when working with the Design Thinking approach in the context of an early stage startup, it's sometimes faster, cheaper and more effective to start the iteration cycle directly at the ideation-prototype phase, then test and implement your ideas, before circling back to the "understand" phase once you have more material on which to base your user research.
What do you think?
Yes, I think a "tools" badge would really make sense as well.
Thanks for your answer, it makes sense and I'll follow this advice.
I'm a startup founder currently doing the job of a designer but looking to hire someone better than me to take on that role (while I focus on product management).
I got a lot of insights from this thread, thanks for that.
We have a "take-home challenge" for all our new hires (being for a software engineer position or a paid marketing one), with usually a time-cap of 4-5 hours and a project that is non-related to our industry or product.
I was naturally thinking to ask our UX/UI candidates to go through a "take-home challenge" as well, and the insights I got from this post make me think I need to be extra-cautious in the way I introduce it.
Other than not asking candidates to re-design our product, are there any other red-flag I should be worried about?
I'm Pascal, author of this UX benchmark study.
UX designers rarely have the occasion to do benchmark studies of an industry, and when they do, it's usually to compare themselves to their competitors, which means the results of those studies are rarely published.
At Monito, our job is to compare and review money transfer providers to help our users find which one is the best for their transfers, which is why it made sense for us to make an in-depth assessment of the user experience offered by ten leading money transfer providers in our industry.
The results of our study are both relevant for our users who send money abroad, for money transfer providers and the industry in general, and I think it can be interesting for any designer, as an example of a UX benchmark study.
We based our research on 50 user-tests carried out in collaboration with the remote-user testing UserBrain (http://userbrain.net).
If you have any question on our methodology or the results, I'm happy to answer your comments.
Exactly two years after sharing with your the 11 digital tools I use every week as Head of Product at Monito, I'm back with 7 new tools!
I think it is even truer today than it was at the time: having the right “digital toolbox” is key if you want to succeed as a startup.
The last time around, I received tons of interesting feedbacks from the community, so it would be great if you could share what are the digital tools that you couldn't do without!
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