In October, I started working 1:1 with an amazing designer named Xander Pollock. Xander is a badass. He worked on Inbox by Gmail and before that, he co-founded a company (Punchd) and sold it to Google. Xander and I met through 500 Startups (he was in batch 1) and he's been teaching me about Google Venture's process of UX design.
GV has written about this process here, but it's a whole different story to learn it directly from someone who has done this process with the GV team, who can customize the process just for you & can give you an accountability structure (which I need. Xander and I video chat once a week and I have homework).
So there are 5 steps in the process:
I've been applying these steps to the way I built Art Collecting School, which launches as part of the test phase tomorrow. The unpacking process was really fun.
And then I jumped into Part 2, Sketching, which was my favorite part!