I was reading this other thread, and FlipFilter came out with this on the subject of newbies:
It's funny, but it's also a very apt reminder about knowing your demographic and understanding what they want or need. The subject has come up before - What do people over 50 want to buy? What do readers of FHM-style magazines want to buy? But I don't think we've recently discussed what newbies want or need.It's ultimately the Henry Ford paradox -
"If I’d asked people what they wanted, they would have asked for a better horse"
Maybe FlipFilter is right and they'll want a new and better version of what already exists. But, please bear with me, and let's try this by answering the questions: what do newbies want? what do newbies need? You can answer either as a newbie or as a more experienced person trying to wear a newbie hat, or even as a Henry Ford type of innovator.
Also, what do you think of Henry Ford's attitude of giving people what you think they should have rather than giving them what they think they want?