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Redid my Personal Website

June 27, 2017 at 6:38am

Redid my Personal Website

June 27, 2017 at 6:38am
Hi Guys! I just redid my personal website and would love to get some feedback! Check it out here, http://abheyraj.com
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June 28, 2017 at 3:48pm
"We got a lot of feedback from the MVP and started thinking about what a finished product would look like. Initially, we thought that the music experience could be split into three parts, Discovery, Archiving and Re-visiting. With that in mind, we created 3 basic tabs in the app, one for chat, one for the library and the last for a solo player in the app to revisit music you've already shared with friends. "
Agin we've jumped over a huge piece of the design process :) How did you go from MVP to finished product? What was the feedback on the MVP? What did you learn when you saw people using it? What were clear areas to improve? Why did it become important to split the app into the three sections you listed?
Overall note there: I was left with way more questions about how you think as a designer and what your process.
Next you jump to:
"With all of this baked in, we launched Lisn in August 2016. And lo and behold! We were number 2 on Product Hunt and that lead us to be featured on Tech Crunch! Woohoo! "
Which is awesome - congrats on launching and getting to the #2 on PH! But again, I'm left with so many more questions: what kinds of feedback did you get? Did your changes to the 3 tab system work? After shipping the second version, is there anything you felt like you would have done differently given more time and resources?
This paragraph was super good because it explains feedback you got, describes the problem, and then you show how you solved that problem:
"Another one of our major feature requests was queuing up multiple tracks for live listening. It was too hectic to keep on opening the phone and picking a track. This made the experience much more laid back and extended the overall listening sessions. "
More like that!
"After thoroughly studying user behaviour over time, we realized that the app needs a better library as well as a separate solo listening experience. How do we become our user's primary app, rather than Spotify or Soundcloud?"
That paragraph started to scratch the surface of what I mentioned earlier - what kinds of feedback did you get? What were you learning? Why did you want to become a primary music app rather than an extension to Spotify/SC? Would creating a separate solo listening experience fragment the apps functionality and distract from the original problem you were trying to solve (real time sharing)?
And then at the end, things end suddenly. Which is totally fine, but I felt like there was more you could have talked about. More about what the next steps were, what you learned, what you would have done differently if you had more time + resources. All of those things feel useful as a post-mortem kind of exercise and offer a lot of insights into how you think about building products.
Anyways, that's a rough braindump. I'd be curious to hear what you or other people agree/disagree with - of course, this is all just my opinions :)

June 28, 2017 at 10:26pm
Hi Abheyraj, I dig the website!
I agree with Brian's feedback on giving more context on why you've made some decisions in the first places and what were the goals and did the final (current) product achieved the goals or not and why.
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Also this serif typeface seems a bit weird:
was it on purpose? Or maybe ad blockers on my browser mess up the fonts
Also the case study preview hover animation is cool but also just a bit too over the top for me. I'd slow it down and turn it down a notch to make it a bit more subtle
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June 30, 2017 at 5:30am
Hey Sherzod! I've got similar feedback regarding the serif from a few of my friends as well. Do you think that green color works though? It's just the font right? I'm going to spend some time figuring out what font to use.
Hey Brian! Can't thank you enough for actually going through the whole case study! My previous website just had a bunch of photos/videos and didn't explain my process. That's why I went through the case study route. As you can see I am a bit of a Padawan in writing these case studies. You've given some great pointers. I'm going to go back and edit them
I think yellow would look a bit better than green, or even same white. But yeah, would definitely change the font to the same sans serif

June 30, 2017 at 1:57pm
I made this list a while ago that might also be useful: http://www.brianlovin.com/journal/57e54af1ee98b10e00860f9d
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July 8, 2017 at 2:43am
I am currently on iPAd and wasn't able to see the animation that Brain mentioned at the beginning… basically, I wasn't able to click on any of the case studies.
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