A few days ago (sept 9), at the Montreal Mobile .Net Developers community, I did a presentation (in French) to share what I learned designing a productivity app targeting IOS, Android and Windows. Among others, I reminded the attendees to validate the concept before anything else, to define a simple design language and to prototype at all stages:
Recently I came across an e-book that synthesizes well the core message of my presentation. This book written by Giff Constable is called Talking to Humans.
I encourage you to read this book. You can download it for free. As stated Steve Blank, entrepreneur and author of The Startup Owner’s Manual.
“Talking to Humans is the perfect complement to the existing body of work on customer development. If you are teaching entrepreneurship or running a startup accelerator, you need to make it required reading for your students and teams. I have.”