As we design our product and start to put together the larger moving parts of our
mvp we’re finding opportunities at every turn to add our unique perspective and aesthetic — but only in the ways that truly matter and that allow us to stand-out.
In other words, we’re borrowing heavily from conventions that work; no innovation required. For instance, when designing our “
Create a New Channel” view, we’ve decided to just borrow from existing examples that are known and usable, like Slack:
Many of our community members will have experienced tools like Slack and we don’t want any of them wasting any time learning a new workflow that doesn’t fundamentally change the outcome!
Consequently, our design is exactly the same (for now):
This will make it easier for everyone to get to the outcome that they want! And, in this case, the ability to quickly & easily create a new channel in your community space.
Except, of course, that we allow you to monetize these channels and their access without skipping a beat.
[Originally published on Indie Hackers.]