A dump for R&D resources I currently use, or could be useful in the future for rapid prototyping, experimentation and development.
A large part of the Product R&D process is rapid experimentation and prototyping, these sites will help with the required efficiency and speed that is vital to successfully moving forwards.
|Invision||Create interactive prototypes from Sketch or Figma design files for rapid testing and feedback.|
|Axure RP 9||Prototyping software that helps plan and then seamlessly handoff to developers.|
|Principle||Easily create animated designs and interactive interfaces.|
|Framer||Rapid realistic prototyping - import designs that can be made interactive.|
|Flinto||Interactive prototyping that can import Sketch/Figma designs.|
|Proto.io||Hi-fidelity prototypes that look and feel like a finished product.|
|Origami||Software that covers design, prototyping and animation as a single package.|
Taking the time to understand what an audience is using a product for is incredibly important to discovering problems and opportunities.
|Hotjar||Identify exactly what users are doing with a product.|
|Google Analytics||Raw and vast data around product usage including where users are referred from, how long they are on the site for, and what they are looking for.|
|FullStory||Fully understand the existing digital experience of your products for users.|
Efficiently taking insights, ideas and user requirements and translating them in to features and a user interface is very important, the various design software found here can solve that and more.
|Sketch||Design and manage different fidelity elements, symbols and screens using that can easily be exported for prototyping or to code.|
|Figma||UI design software that encourages collaboration as well as the ability to easily export for prototyping and coding.|
|Marvel||Design, prototype and easily handoff projects.|
|UX Pin||Create high fidelity designs and make them interactive inside a single package.|
Being able to scale up and efficiently conduct research will help with the speed and success of a project. Leaning on these products can help during rapid development.
|Ethn.io||Recruit research participants.|
|Ping Pong||User interviews and usability testing.|
|Google Forms||Use to conduct a screener survey to collect research participants and general data.|
|Survey Monkey||Use for more in depth surveying of an audience, and use their other services for further expansion of particpants.|
Being able to test an hypothesis with a real audience is the pinnacle of R&D, and MVPs are one of the most valuable methofs for achieving this.
|Glide||Create an app from a spreadsheet.|
|MapHub||Plot personalised maps that can be shared and embedded.|
These resources are particularly useful for easily and quickly generating code, as well as other efficiencies.
|Deco||Rapidly generate React Native code using this IDE.|
|Zeplin||Collaborative and centralised design system that allows designers to sync designs that developers can then grab the code for.|