When I was going through Entrepreneur First - trying to turn an idea into a startup - I became aware of my lack of awareness of design.
At that point, I decided to learn more about it and to attend 2 events organised at my co-working space (Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park):
- a 2h presentation and Q&A:
UX & UI Design For Entrepreneurs, on Monday, 16 July 2018
- a 8h bootcamp:
Product Sprint: Design Your Digital Product In A Day, on Thursday, 19 July 2018
Going into those events, my overall idea of design was more or less:
Designers are like Goalkeepers.— Louis Guitton (@louis_guitton) July 19, 2018
If people notice their work, it's usually because they fucked up.#design
After going through them, I learned a lot and here are the key learnings.
- UX is macro and is synonymous with things difficult to change in the long run.
- UI is micro and synonymous with things that look nice.
There is a time for sketches (now), a time for mid-fidelity mockups (mid term) and a time for high-fidelity designs (later).
Just like for programming, there are a lot of open resources out there. But for someone like me with limited knowledge you need them to be organised.
- Branding (feeling and attitude)
More resources and step by step process can be found in the presentation slidedeck.