Value Proposition Canvas
What is it
Map user profiles (i.e., jobs, pains, and gains) to values (i.e., gain creators, products and services, pain relievers) to ensure that a product meets user needs.
When to use it
When positioning the value of your offering against user insights. When refining an existing product or service offering or when developing a new offering from scratch.
Why use it
- Ensure a fit between customers’ needs and the developed solution, which should be value-added for the customers.
- Quickly identify any disconnects between needs and solutions, exploring creative ways to close those gaps.
How to do it
Through user research (e.g., interviews, contextual inquiry, observation), populate the Customer Profile to capture customer jobs, pains, and gains. Reference the contents in the Customer Profile as you and your team develop ideas for gain creators, products and services, and pain relievers that will populate the Value Map.
Identify users to interview and/or observe.
Through interviews, observations, or contextual inquiry, collect information in the Customer Profile. Focus on describing customer jobs, pains, and gains.
Use information from Customer Profile to guide and inform development of products, services, and pain relievers. Populate these plans into the Value Map.
Helps teams get succinct and clear on what is their unique value.
Requires both an understanding of persona (audience of focus) and what their product/service does.