This page introduces some tips on how to make a product canvas so as to visualize the product plan for a product manager in the planning stage.
Overview of the Product Canvas
The product canvas is a powerful tool in product planning which helps you create products with great user experience (abbreviated as UX) and reasonable features. It is one of the best solutions in designing a product during product management process. The product canvas is a fundamental tool for a product manager to define the prototype.
Before making a product canvas, I highly recommend you to focus on some tips on product planning. To get a well-organized product plan, ask the following questions initially.
The Principles of the Product Canvas
There are two logics in analyzing product model which are marketing logic and financial logic respectively. The aim of the product canvas is to combine two logics and integrate the whole process to make the product more comprehensively.
As for marketing logic of a product, the will evaluate what is the business relation. And considerations like what is the sore point of target users and how to solve will contribute to a better understanding of potential users demand. Therefore, for the financial logic, issues like the development of a product, profits, operational efficiency are concerned which influences the prospect of a product. Ultimately, the product canvas combines two logics and integrate to an intuitive graph.
Basic Elements of the Product Canvas
4 Steps of Making a Product Canvas
Next, I will use Edraw - one of product canvas maker software to instruct you how to make a product canvas step by step.
If you are a product manager, you should think over what type of product you intend to plan and prepare a product sketch containing elements of product canvas in your mind for further extension.
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