UpLabs Craigslist Redesign Part 1: Analysis

UpLabs Craigslist Redesign Part 1: Analysis

I decided to participate in the Uplabs Craigslist challenge. In short, they are looking for Craigslist redesigns as if Craigslist were released today. I find this particular challenge interesting because I think the design is simple and straightforward like old-timey newspaper postings. Doing anything that gets in the way of the ease of operation is a failure case. Another challenge that Craigslist has is that none of the content is managed by Craigslist, leaving the content unedited by a professional. This post will be a 3-part series leading to the final result.

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Why research informed MVPs rock!

I hear a lot of buzz on both sides of the MVP argument. Some say, MVPs are great, others say that they are trouble.

MVPs can be a great starting strategy for product teams looking to get products out there quickly. People who dislike MVPs typically are frustrated by the concept of putting out trashy user experiences in favor of evaluative research.

Let’s just make something and see how people respond.

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