Addie Johnson
writing about the intersection of design, business, and technology //

One of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to handle tasks that you keep continually putting off. Here is my step-by-step process to preventing that vicious cycle!

P.S. I use Todoist for my task management, but this method can be used with any product or even pen and paper.

After noticing this phenomenon, I wanted to dig deeper into the “why” of “why am I not getting this little task done.”

So, I did an experiment with…

How do you validate your ideas and know whether or not you should actually move forward with them—without losing thousands of dollars in the process?

1. You know what you’re trying to prove.

When you can boil down your entire idea into one core hypothesis, you’re ready to start testing.

Do you know what problem you’re solving? Summarize it in one sentence. If you’re not solving a specific problem, then you’re just building something you want to build, not something that people want…

Should you purchase a Professional or Organization plan? This is a comprehensive breakdown of the reasons why you might want one or the other.

Once you’ve extended the life of your Figma Starter plan and can see your enterprise scaling beyond one team project (and needing a more robust collaboration for more than three team files), you may be starting to think about upgrading to a more powerful plan.

On the Figma website, we…

Asking manual and automation QAs to merge skillsets can be a recipe for context switching. Separating them will result in significantly faster development cycles and productivity.

With the evolution of testing, there is an increasing discrepancy in job duties and obligations between manual and automation QA. As a manual QA, you are planning test suites, pairing with the development team to reproduce and log software defects, and crafting test cases to hit the expected (and unexpected)…

How the documenting process has developed foundations of product design practice.

When I was studying graphic design in college, there was always one thing required from every student at the end of the year — the process book. It was easy to tell which process books were scrapped together moments before the deadline. (Trust me, I tried once. …

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