Chasing perfection can be exhilarating. There is a great satisfaction with paying attention to details and fixing everything before shipping. But as you scale, trying to repair them all before production can stop progress — We learnt this by practice.
At Cyces we now value incremental progress over everything else. That is why we are also fans of no-code tools like Notion. No-code tools allow us to
- Quickly get up and running
- Build without relying too much on devs
- Tinker around whenever we want to
- Most importantly — allow us to keep things simple
We are faced with problems everyday, some simple, most complex. But we try to ensure all solutions remain simple. In tech, it is very easy to go down the over-engineering route. Problems might be complex, but solutions should be simple.
One can achieve that, only via iteration. Test an idea, iterate, test again.
This is why we built cyces.co on Notion (and super.so). It allows us to talk to you faster, more frequently and correct mistakes quicker. Great teams do not keep waiting around for the best idea to take off. They try, fail fast, and try better.
To this day, Notion employs this method of endless iteration to make decisions. Designers create multiple versions of any deliverable, as do copywriters, engineers, and even the in-house illustrator. The key is to stay loose, hash out a bunch of rough drafts, embrace big ideas (even bad ones), and free as many concepts from one’s brain as possible. Then turn to your teammates and let them stress test. You’ll inevitably narrow the field to the best option. Ivan says this practice is the reason Notion’s brand is so distinct.
^ Notion’s way of working, from this brilliant article Design on a deadline: How Notion pulled itself back from the brink of failure.
We also know, no-code tools aren’t for everyone. There could be steeper learning curves, and there are cases where many minds and apps should come together to create. And that’s where we come in (Excuse the not-so subtle pitch).
Get in touch with us to build applications, websites and solve problems with tech. Code, or no-code, we will still keep things simple, and put progress over perfection.