I’m usually a fan of simple & sweet thinking tools but Dan Schmidt’s product vision diagram certainly intrigues me because of it’s quite ambitious approach. Despite its many elements, I find it making sense on a lot of levels. Broad in its scope, it investigates the economy, society and product possibilities working together as a dynamic system. Enjoy!
One of my personal favorites and most useful frameworks for creating things people love and use is the Value Proposition Canvas.
It’s an amazingly simple tool that takes into account the customer jobs to be done, their pains as well as gains, and makes it easy to ideate and validate features, pain relievers and gain boosters to address these.
Blue Ocean Strategy is probably no stranger to the strategy-minded, but in my view the book has one thinking tool that’s useful over the others. This is the ‘Four Actions Framework’.
It’s a simple way to think not only about what you should create, but also the things to reduce or eliminate in order to get to a new value curve. I find this useful also because it scales nicely from business to feature level.