A quick and dirty way to validate new features

Ideas and feature requests are great, but they’re assumptions until you validate them. Validate by running small experiments.

I was able to determine that 20% of users wanted this feature before spending much time on it and was able to create a list of 300 emails of users that wanted to be notified when this feature was released.

By validating with a small experiment you can develop a feature with the confidence that you’re not wasting your time and effort.

via Lean product development: How to validate a feature idea in 5 minutes, by @leemunroe.

Lee has a great way to validate new ideas or features in your app. A little bit of JavaScript with Mixpanel and you’ve got idea validation in a flash.