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Upcoming shenanigans…

by on August 19, 2010

For those of you who haven’t heard already – Accevia is now officially Accevia, Inc. ! It’s a small step, but hopefully a step that will lead to great things to come. Along with the legal changes, we’ve also started our second development cycle. We’ve redesigned our current website and have added/taken away some features. You can see a screenshot of our updated homepage above. If you haven’t already – check out the existing site at http://www.accevia.com – email smita@accevia.com for an invite code.

The purpose of this post is to let you know that we’d *love* to get your feedback on the new design! We’re using Usabilla for this and the link to access the user-test is here.

The way it works is that we ask you questions like “What do you like about this page” or “What would you change about this page” and you get to click on things and leave comments. Please do leave comments – we’ve already gotten some results back and it’s really hard to figure out what you’re thinking if you don’t tell us! Also, these tests are anonymous and it takes away some of the guesswork if we have a somewhat better idea as to what you’re thinking.

Time duration for the test : anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending on how many comments you leave. As a final incentive to take the test – you get VIP tickets to our pre-launch party in September and to our next milestone event held at the AOL headquarters in Mountain View, where you get to meet many of the movers and shakers in Silicon Valley.

Finally, a quick note on Usabilla – it’s frickin’ cool! For a pseudo-developer like me, I hate writing lines of code that no one is going to like – so, Usabilla is the quickest and neatest way for me to get feedback on what we’re doing before I open up Eclipse and crank away. The level of detail in the results is also phenomenal. Here’s a screenshot of what the results look like for the question “Click on the things that draw your attention the most” :

You can see where people have clicked as well as a heat map to see what’s literally hot and what’s not – glad to see that people are responding positively to the bamboo :).. I definitely recommend Usabilla for any startup looking to get feedback and truly embody “user-centric” development. On that note, I also recommend checking out Dave McClure’s talk on user-centric development and Dan Olsen’s talk on “How to make your product Rock.” They were nice enough to come give a talk to all the teams that are part of SSE Lab’s summer program.

If you’re interested in attending talks like these and want to come meet us in person – leave a comment on this post and we’ll definitely pass on any details.

Cheers!

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2 Comments
  1. Jen Eident permalink

    Looks awesome! So excited for launch!

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