• Suganth SSuganth S, over 6 years ago

    Hi Ivan,

    To begin with, I totally love Notion! It's one of the best web apps I've seen in recent years which I felt can be good replacement to my Mac Notes app.

    1) Can you share some insight on how you guys came up with the idea - like design iterations etc. (I'm using the app from 0.8 I guess - #beta times )

    2) Whats the future of Notion?

    3) Not a question, but a feedback on the website - The illustrations are really pretty! I loved the site design because it's not like the usual trend - Very minimal and speaks about the product directly!

    Kudos for building an amazing product :)

    1 point
    • Ivan ZhaoIvan Zhao, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )
      1. Our guiding light has always being history. To be honest nothing is new in Notion. We copied everything from earlier systems.

      2. Oh big question. More bundling, more polishing.

      3. We love the website too. Digital visual design always feels a bit too segregated as a young discipline for me. There's a lot of good inspirations from the past (e.g. print ads from 60s-80s) or other disciplines (e.g. pre-modern American architecture, Japanese crafts). Too many places to steal.

      3 points