Matter

Discover your strengths and reach your career aspirations

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Matter is for professionals who want to become the best version of themselves. Discover your strengths and reach your aspirations.

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36 Reviews4.8/5
Hey PH ๐Ÿ‘‹๐ŸŽ‰ After a year in closed beta, weโ€™re excited to open up Matter to everyone. We believe: ๐Ÿ† Peer feedback is the silver bullet to reaching your aspirations. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ People perform better when they hear monthly peer feedback (proven by science too!). ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ Everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve mastery, learn, grow, and be respected by their peers. โœจ Matter makes feedback easier, pleasant, and more productive. โœจ How do we know? Because our customers told us! "The app is amazing. Everything about it, from the interface to the way in which I am able to send and receive feedback is amazing." - Product Manager at Dribbble "Matter is an empathetic experience which directly speaks to your heart, connecting yourself to your peers and driving betterment." - Designer at Adobe "As knowledge workers, we are paid to use our brains. We spend too little time improving how our brains work. Matter is an incredibly powerful way to grow your skills." - Product Leader at Airbnb ๐Ÿ’ฌ If you have any questions, just reply โ€” the team is around all day! Thank you for joining us! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ”งโ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽคโ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ”ฌโ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿง•๐Ÿฝโ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿผ P.S.: A special thanks to: @mechanical_turk for being employee #1. @jw for all his design genius. @marcreisen for joining me for another startup adventure. Brian Brasher for his amazing skill badge illustrations. My Mom! I couldnโ€™t have done anything w/o her.

Individuals are notoriously inaccurate at self-evaluation - we regularly over- and under-estimate how we're doing on professionally-relevant skills. The best way to keep a pulse on how we're doing is to get feedback from peers and colleagues. Up until now, this has been hard to come by - there really haven't been any good means by which to collect professional feedback on an ongoing basis. Matter makes it easy (really couldn't be easier) to send out a quick request for feedback (no lengthy surveys that will bother your supervisors or peers) that will help individuals identify strengths and weaknesses. Tracking progress over time is easy too - these are exactly the types of assessments that can be done repeatedly to provide information about whether you're reaching your goals. Great idea, great product!

Pros:

Makes it easy to get VALUABLE and MEANINGFUL professional feedback. Excited to use this on a regular basis to track my progress.

Cons:

Nothing yet, though I am excited for more customization options

Thank you for the wonderful comment @droubinov It's true that we as individuals can improve our abilities to more accurately self-evaluate. Thank you for trying out Matter, and sharing your expertise! ๐Ÿ’œ
๐Ÿ‘‹Product Hunt ๐Ÿ˜ป As @bretthellman mentioned this is our second go at doing a StartUp together. When Brett shared the idea around Matter with me well over a year ago, and here we are! One of the reasons I left my role at Atlassian as the Design Manager of Bitbucket, and joined Matter is that I am passionate about personal betterment, growth and improvement. The truth is our current state, is not always the best version of ourselves that we can be. It takes change, new challenges, experiences and even failure. This helps us recognize the things we need to improve, foster and in some cases even forget. As a manager, there are several opportunities for us to learn and discover our blindspots. From our peers, team members and our managers/manager. I've spent my time working and focusing on Product and Design. Creating, iterating, crafting. We've managed to balance fun and engaging experiences on Matter that help our users feel empowered and enabled to go out and receive amazing feedback from the people we work with. We've got a lot of exciting ideas and an incredible ๐Ÿ”ฎvision for Matter and it's future. Please feel free to reach out and ask and Product or Design related questions. Our Toolset ๐Ÿ› ๐ŸŽจ โ€ขย Figma โ€ขย Adobe XD and Creative Cloud Matter is on a mission to improve not only how we engage with feedback, but equally how we learn to give and receive it. We believe: Everyone is deserving of Respect and feeling Accepted โœŒ๏ธ We all have a desire to learn and grow ๐ŸŒฑ Feedback is a fundamental component to personal growth and betterment ๐ŸŽฏ Why? Because who you are right now, is not the best version you, YOU can be. ๐Ÿ’œ
@marcreisen yea! we're live ๐Ÿ’ก nothing like a little public team PDA. And a special thanks to @jw for introducing us to @Figma ... @zoink
Hey @bretthellman @marcreisen and @mechanical_turk! I'd love to hear more about how you all are using Figma and its benefits when working in a small team, especially for handoffs between design and engineering. We currently use it at my company and it definitely has it's pros/cons and requires a different approach compared to workflows like Sketch + Abstract, so I'd love to hear your take on it.
@parkerhendo The engineering experience on Figma has been really nice to be honest. As a simple engineer who doesn't have a background in product or design, I find it really helpful to see exactly what I need to build. Usually what happens is our founder @bretthellman teams up with our design lead @marcreisen to create a concept. Then marc takes over and starts his design iterations. Over the course of a few days, a feature gets ironed out through non-stop feedback. Finally, marc adds the polish and makes it beautiful. We'll usually have read access to the documents from the beginning of the ideation phase. This makes it easier to develop the feature as a team. Once marc showcases the final designs, we take them over and start building. 80% of the feature is really easy to follow from Figma. I usually never have to bother marc. For the remaining 20% though, while building the designs, new issues arise inevitably. We usually discuss them on person or via Slack. The end result usually sticks about 95% true to the designs on figma. Overall, as a read-only engineer user of Figma, I'll say that it makes my job easier for sure. It's a really good product.
@marcreisen @mechanical_turk @parkerhendo I feel like FIGMA should be paying me at this point ๐Ÿ˜œ In terms of how we used @Figma to create Matter, the only thing I could add is the value of using their commenting tool. It's a nice way to collaborate around feedback while keeping track of what is open/closed. It's also nice having the commenting inline with document vs outside of the design on a @trello board.
@marcreisen @mechanical_turk @figma @trello @bretthellman Commenting is definitely one of my favorite features in Figma, even for adding personal notes on thoughts through my designs!

6 months ago I joined the private beta release of Matter and have been using Matter ever since. I HIGHLY recommend you trying matter.

The work the team (small at that) has done on the product over the last few months is remarkable. Matter makes me feel more confident at work. Matter makes me happy. Great work, can't wait to see where Matter goes next.

Pros:

Matter has a friendly, easy to use, user interface

Cons:

My company doesn't use Matter, yet!

Thanks for your support and being an early beta user on Matter @ben_koehler We appreciate your support in helping us become more confident as a team of product lovers! ๐Ÿ’œ
๐Ÿฅ‚ here's to another 6 months of sharing feedback ๐Ÿ˜„

Matter has a simple, effective way at capturing genuine feedback. As they continue to evolve, I'm looking forward to seeing the ways they will innovate on how to give constructive critique to colleagues.

Pros:

Matter helps solicit genuine feedback from people you've worked with.

Cons:

None.

Really wonderful to have you on Matter with us @jdsimcoe Thank you for sharing your feedback, and being an active participant in our feedback process. We appreciate you. ๐Ÿ’œ