Build Your MVP the Right Way: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid (And How to Fix Them)

20 min read

Business, Product Design, Agile
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Over the past decade, I’ve worked with founders from across the world, helping them build their MVPs (Minimum Viable Products). 

Regardless of whether you create an MVP for a startup, a medium-sized company or an enterprise-level business, there are certain anti-patterns you need to steer clear of. 

To help you avert easy-to-spot and avoidable mistakes that have sunk countless other businesses, I’ve prepared a list of five of the most common one to look out for, together with ways to solve them.

Author

Paweł Jurdeczka

Product Strategy Consultant

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer

Software Product Discovery Workshops: How to Ensure a Successful Digital Project Kickoff (Free Step-by-Step Agenda Inside)

17 min read

Business, Agile, Product Design
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The right way to start building your digital product is to rely on the knowledge and experience of those who develop software projects on a regular basis.

But how do you go about using that expertise to your advantage? We recommend going through discovery workshops.

Read on to learn:

  • What are discovery workshops? What can you expect from the process?
  • Why should you take part in discovery workshops? What are the benefits for you?
  • What are the best practices for discovery workshops? What questions should you ask to get the most out of them?
Author

Paweł Jurdeczka

Product Strategy Consultant

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

React vs. Angular: A Comparison of the JavaScript Library and the TypeScript Framework

12 min read

Business, Product Design, JS
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Whether it’s Python or JavaScript development, we often compare programming languages or frameworks to see which one is better.

Sometimes, there is overwhelming evidence in favor of one over the other thanks to its exceptional benefits. At other times, however, the choice is not so clear-cut.

React vs. Angular decidedly falls under the second category.

In this article, we won’t set out to pick a winner; our goal is to introduce the main benefits and uses of both React and Angular so that you can make an informed decision about which one is more suitable for your project.

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer

Software Development Outsourcing: What Is the Onboarding Process After Signing the Contract?

16 min read

Product Design, Business
None

Have you just signed a contract with a software development company, or are you considering signing one?

Outsourcing might seem like a big leap into the unknown. How do you ensure that the software house understands your requirements? When will they start coding? If you have your own in-house developers, how do you make sure their collaboration with the new colleagues is smooth and productive?

Client onboarding is the time to have all your questions answered.

Author

Michał Kwiatkowski

Head of Service Delivery

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer

Moderated and Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing: What Is It, How to Run It, and What Are the Benefits?

13 min read

Business, QA, Product Design
None

When you manage a software development project, getting users to test your product at an early stage of the design process is the most cost- and time-effective way to ensure its success.

Testing your product saves you money by identifying usability issues early on, giving you the room to introduce fixes immediately and freeing up your developers’ precious time.

In this article, we will guide you through:

  1. the various testing techniques,
  2. the types of tools you can use,
  3. the steps you should take to make sure your session is successful.
Author

Jagoda Tylkowska

UX Designer

Author

Lidia Kurasińska

Content Writer

UX Design: Q&A with the Head of Product Design at STX Next

11 min read

Business, Product Design
None

As we scoured the web for problems we could help you solve, we came across a number of questions centered around UX design.

Lucky for you, we have a very capable Product Design team on hand at STX Next, with Wiktor Pawlik at the helm.

Wiktor is always happy to share his knowledge with anyone who asks, so we sat down with him for a little Q&A session. The result is this post.

Read on for a general introduction to UX design from Wiktor’s point of view.

Author

Wiktor Pawlik

Head of Product Design

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

How to Leverage UX Analytics for Data-Driven Product Design

9 min read

Product Design, Business
None

A common misconception is that the bulk of the work on your digital product is done by launch day.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, that’s when the real work begins.

Once you launch your product, you start getting tons of feedback, both positive and negative. It’s very exciting, since actual people are finally using this thing you’ve worked so hard to build, but it also means there’s a mountain of bugs to fix and changes to implement.

So how do you go about it? How do you choose the features to prioritize?

Author

Marcin Siemieński

Product Designer

Author

Adam Stempniak

Content Specialist

Designing User Interfaces and UX for Localization

5 min read

Business, Product Design
None

One of the most important things you have to consider when conceptualizing user interfaces is whether or not these interfaces are future-proof.

Your designs should be able to serve today’s user base as well as tomorrow’s.

How long do you want your project to be used for?

Express the answer to this question in the design.

Author

Rilind Elezaj

Digital Marketing Specialist

Analytics of Your Software Product: Getting Started with Google Analytics and Hotjar

13 min read

Business, QA, Product Design
None

Let’s say you have a working product, a growing number of customers, and a lot of ideas for new features.

Great! Now what?

It’s one thing to hit the ground running, and something else entirely to keep going. You need a plan for the future and you need it fast, otherwise your lucky streak will end before long.

So where do you start? What do you do first?

Two words: product analytics. Use product analytics tools to develop your software product the right way.

Author

Agata Kąpa

Product Owner

Author

Justyna Dados

Social Media Specialist

Application Form Design: Best Practices and Key Elements

6 min read

Product Design
None

The internet is composed of input fields. 

Whether it’s signing up for a social media platform, conducting ecommerce credit card transactions, or applying for a financial product within an online banking system, filing a form is the first and/or final step of nearly every action you perform on the internet. 

Working in a Product Design team brings many possibilities to design (and redesign) application forms.

In this article, I’ll present some general guidelines and best practices for application form design.

Author

Jagoda Tylkowska

UX Designer

Author

Jakub Grajcar

Inbound Marketing Team Lead