Startup / Technology / UX

22 user testing tools

We’ve been experimenting with different user testing methods and tools at Spigit so I was interested to see Dr Karl Blanks speak on the topic in “Are your users losing the will to live?” Dr Blanks recommended a number of tools for user testing software in the session- some of which I’ve found to be excellent, some which … Continue reading

Entrepreneur / Innovation / Startup / Technology

From zero to launch in 4 months

In January 2012 Spigit– the company that I work for- decided to build and launch a free product which would provide a testing ground for companies thinking about introducing a full innovation platform. The platform needed enough functionality to prove the value of company-wide ideation, would be designed and built from scratch, and- oh yes- it … Continue reading

Apple / Enterprise / Entrepreneur / Innovation / Startup / Technology

Everyone Is Not A Product Manager

You see it everywhere: customers demand features, sales say they can’t sell unless something is added, developers introduce random changes without anyone else knowing they are coming. Giving feedback and suggestions is essential for a company’s product to grow and develop, but having knowledge of the wider strategy and putting proper thought behind each change … Continue reading

Entrepreneur / Startup

Maker’s schedule, Manager’s schedule

Reading an interesting post by Paul Graham (of Y Combinator) on distinguishing between two types of schedule -the “Manager’s schedule” and the “Maker’s schedule” (the premise being that the former relies on and arranges their day around meetings, whereas the latter’s productivity is completely interrupted by them). This paragraph is an interesting insight in to … Continue reading