✨ Today, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2023 FounderFuel cohort and wanted to share some #design wisdom with you all. ✨

➡️ Here are the 5 key takeaways:

  • 🔑 To reduce risk and ensure that your product provides value, it's important to involve designers from the early stages of development. They take care of the users and can turn them into ambassadors for your product.
  • 🔑 Focus on problems first and then find solutions through co-creation workshops between founders, designers and developers. Trust your collaborators and make them lean in.
  • 🔑 Design is about humility and listening. During UX interviews, it's important to remember that they're not sales pitches or an opportunity to convince users that your product is the best. Instead, they're a chance to listen, connect, and acknowledge that you don't have all the answers.
  • 🔑 Incorporating edge cases into the design process from the outset ensures that accessibility and inclusion are prioritized. This creates a more inclusive user experience, leading to increased user satisfaction and loyalty. Delaying accessibility and inclusion considerations can be costly.
  • 🔑 Designers are the brutally honest best friend and right hand to founders. They'll tell you if your product sucks, if your colour scheme is off, or if your navigation is confusing and why!

➡️ Remember, your startup journey is about to get a lot more fun 🎉and exciting 🤩 with a little design wisdom under your belt. Keep these points in mind, and you'll be well on your way to success!

💖 A big thank you to the awesome FounderFuel team, Lisa Séguin and Katy Yam, and all the founders for welcoming me. You are part of such an amazing startup accelerator program.Keep rocking ✨🔥🔥🔥🚀