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Day 67-70 - Happy New Year - 2019

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Happy New Year!

2018 was a big year for me - I finally found the courage to pursue what I want to do, full-time. It is the year I started Crayon Bits and It is the year UserBit was born. I can’t help but feel a sense of gratitude towards the last 365 days. It is a turmoil of good emotions that cannot be captured with words so a ‘thank you’ will have to do.

I also have a good feeling about 2019. A lot of what I’m doing now is like navigating in the dark. There are a lot of unknowns and and a lot of walking in circles. I’m hoping thought, that if I keep putting one step after the other, I’ll find a way to somewhere good and new. So that’s my goal for 2019 - keep moving, keep hustling, keep building.


I have been thinking for a while as to how to tie affinity findings into requirements. In a way I felt like the UX ideation process isn’t complete yet on UserBit. How do people extract insights that can be converted into tangible requirements for wireframes or features? HMW questions? User Stories? Key Insights? A tool to record these valuable insigts is missing.

I have since been planning an Insight feature. This will in my opinion take out a lot of what appears like black magic from the UX process. Will be building that over the coming days.

Down Time

Productivity slowed down a bit last couple of days because I wanted to spend time with family and friends as we welcome the new year. Picking it back up tomorrow!


  • I need to polish the sidebar a bit
  • Project summary needs to be populated
  • Ability to assign colors to users/stakeholders
  • figure out how to do stakeholder findings
  • Offline capable
  • add description to sitemap nodes
  • Need to add several hooks for synthesis events
  • Export for question & answers
  • Implemented wordcloud for cross-case analysis
  • Export Synthesis
  • Security rules
  • Beta terms
  • Profile Page
  • Feedback Mechanism
  • Billing setup
  • Landing page graphics
  • Landing page implementation
  • Export for sitemaps
  • Implement Analytics tracking events
  • Demo Project
  • SEO improvements
  • Share Project
  • Persona Feature
  • Update Billing to reflect team
  • Implement team functionality
  • Implement team billing
  • Figure out how to structure teams
  • Create ability for self-interview
  • Implement forgot password
  • Create ability to move cards between clusters
  • Allow trial period for teams
  • User Story Feature
  • Key Insight Feature
  • HMW feature
  • Point of View Feature
  • Create FAQ Material


  • Contact Dean
  • Contact Terran
  • Contact Rebecca round 2
  • Interview Terran
  • Interview Julia
  • Demo to Rebecca (scheduled for Sunday)
  • Set up a meeting with Logan set up for next Wed.
  • Set up Google Ads
  • Refine Welcome Email
  • Implement conversion tracking on analytics
  • Set up a meeting with Peter (scheduled for Wednesday)
  • Get Julia on-boarded (scheduled for Monday 4pm)
  • meetup with Logan (next wednesday)
  • get Logan on-boarded
  • get Prateek on-boarded
  • Create Marketing Material
  • Submit to betalist
  • Create a slack group for users
  • Send email campaign to existing users
  • Get feedback from Prateek
  • Write a personal medium blog
  • Demo to clemens New
  • Get clemens onboarded New
  • Send New Year email campaign with update #2
  • Send email campaign to waiting Beta Users
  • Create videos for UserBit
  • Get Rebecca on-boarded
  • Apply for intercom startup package
  • Get connected with Emily