Launching and designing Stache
Stache is a storage space marketplace (think Airbnb but for storage). Instead of renting out a storage unit, people can spend less by storing in a neighbor's spare bedroom. On the flip side, anyone with space can make money by letting a few boxes live there for a while.
The road to v1
Using patterns from similar platforms, and the insights from our killer high-touch bizdev/market research team, the design sprint (lofi and hifi) concluded in 1.5 months.
Everyone chipped in at design meetings, ensuring that the designs met biz+engineering+marketing needs.
Development happened alongside design. I used a sitemap to keep track of design and development's progress. Working closely with (read: sitting right next to) our developers helped me prioritize which problems to tackle first.
When designs were completed, I switched to front-end development and acted as a PM to our external web dev team.
Setting foundations: Jan 2017 to Mid-Feb 2017.
For 1.5 months we worked on designing the foundation of our web and iOS apps. Using a sitemap, we kept track of our progress and debated design decisions.
A look inside one of our features