Design and development are intertwined, and they feed off one another. Separating the two prevents serendipitous discoveries from occurring.
“Don't half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” RON SWANSON
One of the more fascinating aspects of Indie Capitalism is that there is now a middle ground. Instead of the “go big or go home” approach of most start-ups, it is now feasible to “go small and have complete autonomy over your products and not work crazy unreasonable hours.”
Thirty days seems to be the sweet spot for campaign funding duration
Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design, by Christ Lefteri, is an excellent place to start and describes common production methods in straightforward language.
Jump off the cliff and build the plane on the way down.
products. Walt Disney said it best: “We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.”
Make something great because you care deeply about it. Make something because you stay awake at night thinking about it. Make something because you feel invigorated when you work on it, and anxious when you don’t.