Sunday, October 29, 2017

Product design from Udacity, great free online course

What will you learn?


Ideation & Validation
  1. Develop, validate and refine your ideas to build for a product/market fit.
  2. Case studies and interviews with founders, product experts, and investors.
  3. Learn how to efficiently conduct user research and build an entrepreneurial mindset.

UI/UX
  • Go beyond visual style to understand material design, building for accessibility, user flows and personas.
  • Learn about how startups make design decisions and learn from senior designers at Google.
  • Analyze the user experience of another product and start documenting a user flow for your own product.

Design Sprint
  • Created by Google Ventures, the Design Sprint Process is widely used by teams seeking to design, prototype, and test their ideas with customers.
  • Google’s leading Design Sprint Master will help you go through all the steps required to validate your ideas and build mockups of your product.
  • Get a first-hand look at how design sprints happen at Udacity and how you can design & conduct your own.

Key Metrics
  • Learn to identify common metrics for websites and apps relating to traffic, customer satisfaction, and engagement.
  • Learn tools that can be used to monitor metrics and examples from startups on what metrics not to measure.
  • Identify actionable metrics that will work best for your own product.

How long does it take to finish this course?
2 months

Course cost?
FREE





NOTE 
I,  Ideation & Validation
Choose your idea
Validate your idea
 -  try and learn, fail is an option
 - working hard, understanding the user we're trying to serve 
 

Help Generating Ideas

That previous exercise should feel short, and you might be thinking "I'm not ready" or "I need more time to brainstorm". That's certainly ok, but we want you to get an idea quickly and push ahead. This course is designed to teach you processes, design thinking, and experimentation so you build a product users love quickly.
If you are still looking for an idea, here are some other ways that you can generate ideas for apps.
  • Find your motivation. If you’re building a product because you think it’s revolutionary, but have zero interest in using the product yourself, you’ll probably get tired and stop development. Make a product that you are passionate about and that’s relevant to your own interests to ensure that you’ll stay interested throughout the development process.
  • KISS. Keep it simple, stupid. It’s tempting to create a product that does all the things. Don’t. All you’ll accomplish is creating a product that overwhelms and drives away users.
  • Don’t worry if your idea exists already. There are over 1.2 million apps on the App Store. The chances of creating a totally novel app are incredibly slim. Even if a similar app exists, any idea can be improved upon. Plus, existing apps in the genre just means there’s a market! If you develop an app that has no competitors, chances are, there’s no one that wants it.
  • Browse the top 100 apps in the App Store or Google Play Store, and write down any ideas you have as a result. If you don’t have an iPhone or iPad, you can find a list of the top 100 apps in the App Store by visiting this page. You can also look at the best and worst user reviews to get a sense for what users are saying.
  • Keep in mind that there is a difference between free & paid apps - if you’re thinking about charging for your app, you may want to pay attention to the paid category.


Type :  Vitamin and painkiller







Buy me a coffee