joe anderson

joe anderson

building mightyscout.com Joined almost 6 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. joe has invited Haziq Mir, Tony O'Donohoe, Gordon Tindall, Alaxic Smith and 2 others

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  • Posted to Redesigning Real Estate: How Opendoor is designing a better way to buy and sell homes, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Oct 05, 2018

    What is your companies name? Would love to see the different approaches to this problem. I don't doubt that it will be very different. The fact that OD is willing to essentially buy the home themselves and use data science to know how much they could sell it for is huge w/ reducing seller friction.

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  • Posted to Redesigning Real Estate: How Opendoor is designing a better way to buy and sell homes, Oct 03, 2018

    It's really cool to see the big capital startup approach enabling simplified UX like this. It's insanely painful/stressful to buy and sell homes, money can play a large role in enabling a "one click" experience

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  • Posted to Do you know of any well designed CRM, Sep 23, 2018

    What are your exact needs/industry? CRM definitely does run into the issue of many co's having specific needs. Your problem could also possibly be solved with better process rather than a specific product (hard to know w/o context though).

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  • Posted to Huge update for Haiku, Sep 21, 2018

    Hey Zack congrats on this, combining design and code is becoming more and more of a reality thanks to the hard work from folks like you! I was curious if you guys had a chance to user test this homepage with designers? It looks incredibly handy but I feel the part around universal components and how you can literally choose react, vue, or angular could be highlighted even more. It looks like guys have something potentially as powerful if not more powerful than framer X but it's hard to tell based on the messaging/marketing. Hope this helps!

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  • Posted to FakeClients.com - a tool to practise logo design using randomly generated client briefs, Sep 06, 2018

    I highly recommend going through open source github projects as well if you need some logo design practice. It could be a great way to help the community as well as build connections in the case you need to find work in the future.

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  • Posted to Need some advice, starting a new stage in my life. , Aug 31, 2018

    I think it's important to understand what you want to do, what you like to do, and what industry/companies you'd like to work for. Based on that you can work backwards towards what skills/toolset you need to get there.

    If you don't have any idea, I think it's important to just dabble and explore while you have a steady paycheck. You don't need to be full-time just to change things., however it will be hard either way.

    If you do end up going the coding route, I'm happy to help be a resource for you when you get stuck or don't understand certain concepts. Feel free to reach out on twitter -> @anderson760

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  • Posted to WeTransfer Acquires Paper & Paste, in reply to Jimmy Hooker , Aug 24, 2018

    Yea I agree, it's extremely hard which is why a lot of companies end up not existing outside a certain amount of years. It can be pretty cool to see the ones that do last and why.

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  • Posted to WeTransfer Acquires Paper & Paste, in reply to Jimmy Hooker , Aug 21, 2018

    If you look at Box and Dropbox you can see a similarity in WeTransfer's strategy. There is a "big fight" to become the centralized source where work happens. Many companies are tackling this from different angles from Invision, to Slack, to Microsoft, etc. As companies get bigger and find traction they find themselves with A LOT of capital and a large userbase to work with. We still have seen nothing yet once you have a lot of the working classes data in one place once ML is applied.

    As designers its natural for us to think about always keeping things simple and having one core use, however as companies grow larger beyond that state there is a lot of money still on the table for them to capture. For VC funded/public companies this makes sense since they have to continuously grow in revenue for their shareholders no matter what. For bootstrapped founders like WeTransfer I imagine they get to a point where their money/lifestyle needs are met and they think about what more challenging things they can do to impact the world in some way.

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  • Posted to How do you go about building the right thing?, Aug 13, 2018

    I wish the process was easier, so far I've seen time and time again it's either having inside knowledge yourself being deeply involved and networked in an industry, or constant iteration within your space of choice continuously talking to users.

    I'd be curious to learn about which designers are figuring out what to build that quickly gets traction in their respective market.

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  • Posted to My biggest project so far: Story Chief, Aug 07, 2018

    Love this, more design founder products, hope to use this soon. Congrats!

    Could you talk a little about the evolution of the dashboard. When I login it looks plain whereas on the screen shot it seems more welcoming and full of stats. Is the screenshot a future version youre planning?

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