I used to be a full-time developer, familiar with iOS and Web development. Then I feel too tired to work in a company, so I just quit and want to start my own business.
Now, I have an idea about making a website. But I really don't know where to start.
As a developer, I always implement well-documented features, sometimes I argue some tiny things with my designer and feel great. But how to turn Idea into a functional design, how to come up with those features and test them before implement?
I find 'Design Sprint' book, which is interesting, anybody with this book can complete this process step by step. But it seems focused on solve one problem at one time, not to design a new product.
I tried to draw my idea with Sketch, but every time I use it I start to choose a color, font and cares about spacing. which I shouldn't. So I start to use Paper but I feel it's not real enough. here is one page i draw in paper.
1. Any book you recommend reading as a beginner of product design?
2. Is there a step by step guide or checklist, I can go through to build a prototype?
3. What tools are you using to design a product (prototype)?
Thank you all for reading : )
Refactoring UI https://refactoringui.com/book/
Design Sprint http://www.gv.com/sprint/ and a timer to use https://www.bigtimer.net/