Lesson tag: UX

Stop Making Users Explore

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

Often, entrepreneurs ask me something to the effect of, “What’s the best way to let new users explore my product?”
My answer is almost always a variation of, “Stop it.” In order to be slightly more helpful, let’s look at why this is a terrible question.

The Three Reasons Your Visitors Don’t Convert

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

Let me tell you the story of far too many startups. A few people have a brilliant idea. They go off and spend six months to a year building it. Then they launch it into the world and wait for the users and money to come pouring in.

The Wrong Way to Lose a Customer

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

I tend to go back and forth between being a consultant and working on a team. That’s why I cancelled my FreshBooks account. I was leaving consulting and no longer needed it.

Want Better UX? Change the Conversation

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

If you’ve ever been a user experience designer, you’ve probably heard people say something like this when starting a new project:
We want to make it delightful and easy to use.
We need to do some user research.
We want to improve our onboarding process.
We think it needs a walkthrough for new users.
We want a persona/photoshop mockup/wireframe/landing page/insert deliverable here.
All of these statements are absolutely useless. Why? Because none of them help you decide what to work on or how to improve a product.

What Happens Next? Designing User Interactions That Work.

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

Today I’d like to talk about why that feature you’re building has taken twice as long to build as you thought it would and why it will be hard to use once you’ve shipped it. The problem is that you didn’t really think it through before you started coding.

What You Don’t Know About Growth

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

You shouldn’t have to be a growth hacker to care about growing your product’s user base. Understanding growth is important for Product Managers, UX Designers, and Entrepreneurs, too.

When to Listen and What to Measure

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

I get a lot of questions about when companies should talk to users and when they should ship code and learn from their metrics. Of course, the real answer is that you should do both constantly, but there are times when one is significantly more helpful than the other.

Your Job is Not to Write Code

Author: Trevor HatfieldComplexity: Standard

I know. You think you were hired to write code. In fact, your entire interview process centered around how well you could write code. And I’m sure you do it really well.

5 UX Hacks That Can Immediately Increase Revenue

Author: Trevor Hatfield

Managing shopper experience for mid-sized eCommerce businesses presents a lot of opportunities for conversion testing, and the ability to see real and immediate revenue results when tests are successful…

My favorite conversion tests are those that can be abstracted from the specific website audience and applied to larger populations of online shoppers.