It has been 26 months since I sent a fairly random email to the founder of Startup Grind, Derek Anderson, letting him know that I wanted to help out in Seattle (@seattlegrind). Since then the Seattle chapter has had 23 events, over 1,600 attendees and recorded 20+ hours of video of the fireside chats, from the likes of Dan Levitan,
Gone are the days when the primary consideration on a website’s design is to make it attractive. Popular years ago, such designs were based largely on the intuition and skills of the web designer. However, having spent many years building software and web projects,
Did you know that heatmaps are great for getting an overview of how visitors behave on a landing page or website? The more we understand the users, the better the design will be and hence, the website goals will be met. To my surprise
User experience, (UX), has become a buzzword when it comes to the design of websites and applications. You must have a great UX to get users. Apple became the evangelist of this years ago, and now everyone has joined in, which is great in my opinion, because the easier it is for a customer to use your product, the better it becomes for them to use and thus more revenue or leads. Your website shouldn’t take any time to figure out. Great UX should be instinctual: if you can have a page where users can get what they want quickly and easily (and can immediately find the search bar), then you are providing great UX.
How to Create a Great UX
A good user experience takes into account both the interests of the users and the company, hopefully weighted in the customers’ favor. There are numerous factors
If you were not at Startup Grind last night you missed a very interesting 75 minutes with Rudy. He shared his insights about what he thinks about why it can be better to start in Seattle instead of the Silicon Valley. Seattlites tend to share more about what they are working on and are more willing to help one another. The phrase that many people remembered was “you can buy customers but you can’t buy engagement”.
Rudy was very open and extremely thoughtful in all of his comments and his passion