Masterlist: Process + Prototype

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Masterlist: Process + Prototype


Earlier this week I tweeted a great article from Fast Co, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about. How do you know what your customer wants? How do you choose what to create next?

Here’s a round-up of advice on figuring out to what to make and developing a process.


 “People don’t want quarter-inch drills--they want quarter-inch holes.”


- 3 Ways To Predict What Consumers Want Before They Know It



“As you continue to grow and make more products, your time becomes more valuable. Have you ever considered that being smarter about your creative process can actually allow you to be more creative? As a professional, I use a set framework called a design process. It’s a set of milestones that gets projects moving, but more so gets your mind moving. As a whole it provides a framework to bring ideas to life.”


Christine Marcelino, What is your process?



Protoype, prototype, prototype.

Prototyping and iteration is key to transforming a so-so idea into a game-changing product. Rather than being discouraged by your “failures,” listen closely and learn from them. Then build a new prototype. Then do it again.

-10 Laws of Productivity


Tara Swiger  is our Community Concierge, a crafter of independence, and a Starship Captain. She’s right in the middle of a writing a book on Marketing your IndieBiz and she’d love to distract herself by hanging out with you on Twitter