I’ve made the Venture Design process available for free through a combination of tutorials, templates and examples. The aforementioned page is one of the most heavily trafficked areas of the site and the centerpiece of most workshops I do.
– watching entrepreneurs (and intrapreneurs) work with the materials
– talking with students, advisees, and advisees about their experience
– reviewing the Mouseflow recordings and heat maps of user sessions on the site
– poking around Google Analytics. . .
. . . I accumulated a list of problem scenarios I’ve been dying to address.
I’m happy to say this latest update gets at most of them. One thing you’ll notice through the material is a navigational graphic allowing you to link between related tutorials, examples and templates. The goal is have things a little better decomposed and manageable for the user.
I created the table below to describe the issues and updates for interested parties- feedback very, very welcome. If you’d like to check out the updated material, the landing page is here: Venture Design process.
|HEARD & OBSERVED||DONE|
|It’s sometimes hard to tell which portions of the Google Doc are explanatory (and should be removed) and which are parts of the actual fill-in-your-stuff-here template.If I just want to get to the template, there are a lot of examples and stuff to scroll through.||– Enclosed all explanatory material in box/table for easy distinction- Moved all but one example for each section over to their own page back to reduce the amount of explanatory material on the template itself.|
|‘I found great tutorials and talks to explain the topics, but after I’d already started using the template.’||– Integrated references to talks and tutorials.|
|It stops with the agile stories and leaves out the material on prototyping/wireframe- going to development.||Integrated notes and a placeholder.|
|It leaves out the material on Business Model Canvas (most popular page on the site, incidentally).||Integrates notes, placeholder and soon an example page for the sample company, Enable Quiz.|
The revised Venture Design template is also online and closely tied to the material. Enjoy and please consider sharing your experience in the comments!