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All it takes is 3 (Researcher, Designer, Engineer)

All it takes is 3 (Researcher, Designer, Engineer)
This is an evolving mini-essay

The Steps

  1. Collect detailed, thick descriptions of people's contexts, constraints, and goals. Here, you'll find friction and problems.
  2. Come up with a prompt that will guide the initial product design
  3. Develop a prototype that addresses the context, constraint, and goal pairing.
  4. Test that prototype and iterate.
  5. If all things are going well, continue. Otherwise, go back to step 3.
  6. Develop the product
  7. Test the product and iterate. Start testing in the market.
  8. If all things are going well, continue. Otherwise, go back to step 3.

A streamlined team capable of delivering high-quality products efficiently and with minimal overhead.

Our approach ensures products can scale to millions, maintaining autonomy, productivity, and enjoyment.

The Researcher starts things off.

They gather detailed information on potential users' contexts, constraints, and goals to identify promising opportunities. They are venturing out to gather missing insights and return with well-informed, contextual prompts for the team.

Next, the Designer, in collaboration with the Researcher and Engineer, devises a solution to achieve the desired result.

At this stage, the Engineer and Researcher contribute to validating the product's concept without moving to implementation.

This team then tests the design with users to gather feedback. They employ various simulation techniques to emulate the code's functionality without implementation.

After several iterations, the team finalizes the actual product. Further user testing is conducted to confirm the solution's effectiveness. Simultaneously, they initiate market testing to evaluate the solution’s real-world performance.

They keep running experiments until they find commercial adoption or decide to wrap up the activity.