Best practices to Design and test
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'Instead of building ten features at a time, we build and launch maybe three features and see if users prefer one over the other. Testing features against each other allows us to prioritise, refine and decide what we should invest in.'
Take care of yourself
'Taking a rest is important. I try to take the weekends off whenever possible and make sure our team has time to take care of themselves and understand that their wellness is critical to the wellness of our company.'
Plan and run a design sprint
The Google Design Sprint Kit contains a 5-phase framework that helps answer critical business questions through rapid prototyping and user testing. Sprints let start-ups reach clearly defined goals and gain key learnings, so that products can launch faster.
Create a unified visual experience with Material Design
The Material Design website contains Google’s suite of design tools and guidelines – all in one place.
Get feedback on an app before release
Start on Android’s Early Access programme allows for developers to beta test apps and receive private feedback from engaged Google Play users. This real-world input can improve an app’s performance before release to a broader audience.
Watch The Lean Startup meet design thinking
Understand the needs of your users, draw these ideas out, and execute to make them real. Hear from Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Tim Brown, (CEO of IDEO) and designer Jake Knapp discuss product development and design philosophies and how they can be used to help entrepreneurs and creatives alike.
Take a rapid prototyping course
Google teamed up with Udacity to create a free three-week class on rapid prototyping that guides start-ups through the iterative process of prototyping an app and conducting user research.
See how Google approaches design
The Google Design blog is run by Google designers, writers and developers dedicated to pushing design and technology forward and highlighting work from across Google.