How to turn a good idea for a Lightning Web Component into a better one

3 simple steps towards user centricity helps avoid bespoke one-of-a-kind components that no-one uses

Idea Notebook
Idea Notebook
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1 - Start with a pain point or challenge

2 - Research your idea

Crowdsource

An image showing points and votes from the AppExchange
An image showing points and votes from the AppExchange
Good idea — 325 votes and 3,250 points indicate a pain point that’s broadly felt in the community
An image showing points and votes from the AppExchange
An image showing points and votes from the AppExchange
A great idea — 50,000+ votes and multiple merged ideas mean that solving for this idea would benefit a lot of people
An image showing an idea under development from the AppExchange
An image showing an idea under development from the AppExchange
This idea would be a great problem to solve but Salesforce is already on the case as the status is ‘In Development’. Maybe let them do the hard work - go get a coffee and think of another idea.
An sample idea detail from the AppExchange
An sample idea detail from the AppExchange
This idea describes pain points with filtering the currently available activity timeline. Leveraging these ideas will ensure my component appeals to the broadest subset of people possible. Look at using these ideas in your ideas

Review existing solutions

An image showing the universal timeline by Force Labs on the AppExchange
An image showing the universal timeline by Force Labs on the AppExchange
Universal Timeline — Force Labs
An image of the Health Cloud Timeline
An image of the Health Cloud Timeline
Health Cloud has a more modern timeline for patient data

Speak directly to your end users

3 - Refine your idea

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