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Episode 43

Samuel Hulick

User Onboarding champion at @UserOnboard / UserOnboard.com

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Samuel Hulick is the founder and user onboard champaion at UserOnboard.com.Originally a web developer, Samuel is passionate about putting users first and creating amazing users experiences. He started his blog, UserOnboard.com to showcase different onboarding experiences as it’s often the most overlooked aspect of the overall user experience. He joins us to share his experiences and insights as an entrepreneur, blogger, and usability consultant.

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Samuel.
  • Learn more about how and why he started UserOnboard.com
  • Learn more about the importance & impact of onboarding and overall user experience.
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Samuel Hulick is the founder and user onboard champaion at UserOnboard.com. Originally a web developer, Samuel is passionate about putting users first and creating amazing users experiences.

He started his blog, UserOnboard.com to showcase different onboarding experiences as it’s often the most overlooked aspect of the overall user experience. He joins us to share his insights as an entrepreneur, blogger, and usability consultant.


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Samuel got started as an entrepreneur.
  • Why he started UserOnboard.com and the most common mistakes most companies make with their onboarding.
  • How to think about your own onboarding process.
  • What's next for UserOnboard.com in 2015.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:41
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

8:12
You’re the founder and user onboarding champion at UserOnboard.com. What is UserOnboard and what motivated you to start it?

9:48
Why showcase User Onboarding vs. any other element of an application?

10:44
What are your thoughts on User Onboarding for startups rather than already established or “bigger” companies? Do you think it’s a step that startups often skip?

12:21
Out of all the apps that you have showcased on UserOnboard.com, what has been your favorite app breakdown?

15:39
You also wrote a book called “The Elements of User Onboarding”, what are some of the biggest lessons you can share from that book?

18:08
What’s next for UserOnboard in 2015?

19:43
What apps, books, devices or tools are you obsessed with right now?

21:33
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Samuel on Twitter
Samuel on the web
UserOnboard on Twitter
UserOnboard on the Web
The Elements of User Onboarding
Duolingo Teardown
Slack Teardown
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps & Books

Start Small, Stay Small
Keynote
Don't Make Me Think

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