Step 1: Customer Development
DevStatus was a project to make the job seeking/recruiting process better for software engineers.
- In-person interviews with 6 Senior Engineers to explore the question, “What is the hardest part about finding a new software engineering position?”
- Problem extraction and research
Step 2: Minimum Viable Audience
Create customer feedback loops as soon as possible. A coming soon homepage is a lean and powerful method to get an audience underway and launch your beta to real, passionate customers. Design work was outsourced.
Step 3: Wireframes
Twitter limits you to 140 characters, but TweetStorm opens up the limits. Dividing your story full into tweetable chunks. (see full mockup)
A solution I researched to solve the engineer’s job search process was a Reddit style app for ranking the interesting/challenging problems by company. The goal was to get user feedback on the concept.
Step 4: Prototyping
Product Concierge is a live prototype of a Product Hunt recommendation engine. Built uses real data and memory-based collaborative filtering.