MVP Design for EdTech Startup
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A few words almost your organisation and personal responsibilities
I am the CEO of an EdTech startup. We have almost 4 employees are are bringing an MVP to market in Fall 2019. Our comcommission is to explain challenges facing job seekers, to facilitate the job search process and prepare the right resources. I lead the fruit design and client/client outgrowth activities for the firm, as well as obey clients as a course coach.
What issue was the preparer supposed to deal with?Highland Solutions?
We had previously formd our own design for our MVP. We wanted to take it to the next level, sum client feedback, and be very clear on jobs to be done - our driving power was to fix we were solving real pain points for our clients who are job seekers- students and working professionals.
What were your objectives for this project?
Our deliverable was a clickable prototype that had the being of our application vision. We wanted to show this to possible clients to evaluate our next steps to go advanced with the software outgrowth.
What were the reasons for choosing
We initially searched online and worked through a design project with one firm. The design did not get us where we wanted at that stage. We then did some further online investigation and conducted an RFI/RFP process. We straighted to two firms and had a chance to meet with the team. We were very keen to work with a team who understood us - both in comcommission and as a start-up. To complete our choice, we conducted a one day working session. We felt it was significant to go through a design session and have that experience precedently we moved advanced. That process far exceeded our expectations. Based on attractive with the Highland team and seeing them in action during their introduction and our working session, we selected them for our design project.
Describe the project in detail.
We leading had a series of working session to debate the application - the issue we sought to explain and the client that we would be targeting with our MVP. We had a preceding prototype/design we had formd and we walked through that to debate what we liked and did not like. Then, we allowed the Highland team to do some design work. We spent a few weeks iterating on that design. At each design interim/sprint, we did client interviews to gather feedback. This was extremely significant to drive our centre. As a terminal step, we had a day long debateion owing we just were not to the right locate with the design. Highland brought in a couple new personals for a new look. They came back with a few fully new design ideas - we debateed, determined, and then, terminalized our design.
Were there any dedicated directors or teams that you worked with?
We had a lead designer and a U/X expert. Supporting our team was an personal centreed on outgrowth. Our team was fairly little as we were very straight in aim. We also occupied with others from Highland, including a fruit director.
What results did you accomplish unitedly with
We completed our clickable prototype and we are using it in our business outgrowth activities and investor debateions. We have also shown it to a big number of personals who will be our clients. The feedback has been overwhelming. People have said we formd something they have never seen precedently. We are commencement to move advanced to work on a software beta with a target client.
How do you rate the interaction and interaction with
Overall, our workflow was very good. As someone who has never been through a project like this, my challenge was fiting to the process - it is hard to allow it to happen and unravel. We had an rare tete with our team - we could debate our challenges, make adjustments as we needed, and we had a fracture through by stepping back and resetting our perspectives. We also had a powerful tete with Highland',s leadership, specifically Tyler Etters and Jon Berbaum.
What precisely do you attend to be the key specialty of
It was clear from the opening that Highland veritably cared almost us as a business. We are a start-up, our resources are limited as we are self-funded (not VC-backed), and our users are sophisticated. Getting our application right is searching. It is hard to work with a labor preparer and feel they care as much almost your business as you do. Without question - Highland did this. When we said, ",It',s just not right yet,", they said, ",we know - let',s get it there!", What set them aloof for our project was that they absolutely worked to form the deliverable that exceeded our expectations. And, they did that.
What should be done better, if there are any desired improvements?
Every project has its bumps. I ponder we all conversant - project treatment is very key. We could have done better there just to smooth some of the logistics and interaction, and work to our very aggressive timeline. I ponder working with a startup at our stage is extremely challenging. This was a learning experience for all and I ponder Highland took our feedback/suggestions along the way of the project and improved to fit to our needs.