Onboarding: Designing Backward

Onboarding users

into your product is critical to creating engaged users.

You can have the most useful product in the world, but if your users are dumped into the interface with no orientation, they will quickly be overwhelmed.

Instead, providing them with a little bit of setup and orientation can help new users recognise the value of your product much more effectively.

How to do:

Draw the goal

A fully engaged user has:

User name
Password
email
requirements...

Find what is required

So, what do I, as the user, really need to do immediately upon starting to use the product?

Prioritize the list with

REQUIRED: (1)

ENCOURAGED: (2)

Eventual features

Start the Onboard

You allow them into the main interface of your product, but you might draw their attention to things they might like to know.