Olympic.ca was my ITP thesis project, a platform to enable strangers to connect through games & hobbies. The project was selected to participate in the NYU’s acceleration program. Gary App is the result of Olympi.ca going through that process.
In order to asses Olympi.ca’s problem/solution fit I run several experiments.
NYU Link gave me some of the best insights. For example, once a good match was made, users would then connect without the need for my product.
To drive traffic to the demo, I run some Facebook ads and hung a few posters in the NYU gym.
And I engaged with potential users early on to better understand their pain points and test early prototypes:
P.S. I had a terrible time being a beta user myself: