Wire-frames are useful in the preparation of mock-ups and are also helpful in the process of developing your Minimum Viable Product. Wireframes are the output of choice for interaction designers and product managers, because it allows them to easily and quickly draw a page schematic or screen blueprint that represents the skeletal framework of the application or any part of it. Wireframes enable developers to envision not only how the product works but also gives them the opportunity to explain any perceived user flows at the design stage.
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Usability evaluation of software products and web applications is a growing trend in venture and is proving to be an important need when one is concerned with saving money. It ensures that the product is easy to use and that users have a positive experience. When one is steering a Lean Startup" href="http://jumpstartcto.com/the-lean-start-up/" target="_blank">lean start-up through new waters, a usability evaluation can often be an invaluable tool that will saves both time and money.
It is very tempting to build the best and most feature rich product, but does this serve your goals or your target audience? No, it does not. You must identify the minimal viable product which will meet the needs of your target audience and remove all unneeded features and functionality of the initial version. Once your launch your product, you will discover the real needs and features needed – some will be as you might have expected but many will be new and come from your target audience needs and reactions. [see also Lean Startup" href="http://jumpstartcto.com/the-lean-start-up/" target="_blank">The Lean Startup]
The ability to find talented and skilled employees all over the world is a benefit to every business. It is also a way to expand your technology investment as you discover the potential in outsourcing.
It is much more than a decision about money, however. Before you outsource technology, you must examine what your needs are, and what is available to you. A Chief Technology Officer can assist you in this exploration of opportunities. It is their job to know the markets, to know what is being offered and where it might fit into your big picture scenario.
Our ideas, our designs, our service, our product – they are the lifeblood of our start-up. When we’re ready to take the next step – the step into making them a reality, we want to make sure they are placed securely on a platform that will support, nurture and grow them.
Much like all the thought and care that went into the creation of our idea, we want to look at what surrounds them. Technology is such a huge part of this equation. An email is more important than a phone number, a website is a no-brainer. Would you even think to launch your business without an electronic presence?
Our goal is to help build working partnerships between entrepreneurs who have ideas for products and those professionals who have the know-how and ability to productize their ideas and bring them to the market.
JumpStartCTO is managed by David Rashty, an entrepreneur and early stage investor. David is the founder of CreativeMinds which focus on WordPress and Magento products and behind a non-profit dedicated to Desert Knowledge Sharing