MVP Design Hacks: rocket fuel for smart startups

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’m passionate about helping startups develop their early product ideas quickly and effectively. At Shufflebrain, we’ve worked with dozens of startups and game studios hacking their MVP (minimum viable product) design process to get quicker, better results. Through trial-and-error, we’ve learned what works – and what doesn’t – in early product design and testing.

After many months (years, actually) of preparation, we’re bringing this powerful, flexible set of road-tested Design Hacks to you and your team. I’m thrilled to unveil my newest project: MVP Design Hacks. This is an 8-week hands-on program for startup teams who want to quickly turn their hot idea into a verified prototype. If you’re serious about prototyping and testing your product idea and core value prop – this stuff is rocket fuel.

In this program, we coach you through a series of MVP-specific Design Sprints. Each Sprint has a theme, activities and goals.

mvp-funnel1   Clarify your strategy and assumptions with an MVP Design Canvas

2   Find your Early Adopters with a Screening Survey

3   Identify MVP Testers with Screening Interviews

4   Use customer insights to update your Prototype & Narrative

5   Show & discuss your early Prototype with MVP Testers

6   Use tester feedback to Iterate Your MVP

7   Test & tweak your Prototype, then update your Design Canvas

8   Create a Product Brief outlining what you want to build next

If this sounds like what you need, check out the program here:

As always, I’d love to hear any comments and questions you have.