Learn product design, coding, and business by watching me create Mod&Dot, a new design tool, from the ground up. Come see what it’s like to be a solo founder pushing every pixel and writing every line of code by myself while I try to build a sustainable business. By Jarrod Drysdale.

How to do a user test without a product

Before you build a product, you need to verify you’re designing based on the right data and whether you can successfully market the business. The best way to do that is to run an early user test. Here’s how I did that and what happened.

Just enough design

Is there such a thing as enough design? I am a designer after all. But, I still think the answer is yes. There can be enough—and too much—design, and it’s important to consider when in the lifecycle of a product you commit your time and effort to design. See how I began my product design and why I stopped short of designing the complete product.

Why making a small product is so hard

Keeping your product small and focused is the smart way to launch quickly and be agile enough to react to data you get from real users. The usual advice says to cut all the features you can and focus on the core value. But making a minimum viable product is much more difficult than it sounds.

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