Lean UX Canvas Template

Clearly analyze and understand both the business and user sides of your product.

The Lean UX concept was created by Jeff Gothelf, author of the book LEAN UX – Designing Great Products with Agile Teams. This tool helps you to form hypotheses for testing, build experimentation plans for them, and frame your work as a business issue to solve and dissect any business problem into its core assumptions.

About the Lean UX canvas template

What is Lean UX?

When you’re developing a variety of projects at the same time, traditional UX methods often won’t work. You simply cannot use standard methods to deliver UX in such a short span of time. Fortunately, though, Lean UX allows you to deliver a delightful user experience without sacrificing efficiency. 

Unlike traditional UX, Lean UX focuses more on the experience and less on the quantity of deliverables. Your team must therefore collect feedback as early in the design process as possible. As such, Lean UX demands closer collaboration with your team than traditional methods. The Lean UX canvas empowers you to work in rapid, iterative cycles without giving up quality. 

Why should you try Lean UX canvas?

Lean UX Canvas gives you the big picture of what you are building, why you are building it, and who you are building it for. You can quickly identify the potentially weak areas of your product and solve your business problems, which leads to creating an excellent, customer-centric product.

What factors go into a Lean UX canvas?

The Lean UX canvas is a grid that encompasses eight key elements.

1 - Business problem. What is the business that needs help?

2 - Business outcome. What changes in user behavior will you need to see in order to know that you have solved the problem? 

3 - Users and customers. What users and customers should you prioritize?

4 - User benefits. What goals are your users trying to achieve, or what problems are they trying to solve?

5 - Solution ideas. Enumerate the product, features, or enhancements that help your target users achieve their desired goal.

6 - Hypothesis. Aggregate points 2 through 5 to form a hypothesis, such as “We believe that X business outcome will be achieved if Y user attains Z benefit with A feature.”

7 - Assumptions. - Ask yourself, what’s the most important assumption you must make for the hypothesis to be true? How will you know if your hypothesis is incorrect? What would cause the hypothesis to fall apart?

8 - Experimentation - Brainstorm the experiments you would need to run to test your hypothesis or hypotheses.

How do you use the Miro Lean UX canvas template?

Fill out a pre-made and fully customizable template step by step, going from the Business Problem quadrant to the Experiment Ideas quadrant. Next, fill out the User quadrants by uploading user interviews, surveys, usability studies, and more. This process is really seamless thanks to Miro integrations with Google Drive, Sketch, Dropbox, Adobe CC, and more. Fill out the Product quadrants to answer assumptions that the Business quadrants posed and confirm needs that the User quadrants exposed. Design solutions and experiences that are efficient and useful together with your team—share your board with others and discuss it in real-time.

Easy to use

Easy to use

Save time by using our pre-made Lean UX Canvas template instead of creating your own from scratch. Get started by signing up for free to update it with your own information.

Built-in collaboration

Built-in collaboration

Invite your team members to collaborate on your new Lean UX Canvas template. Miro enables you to engage co-located and remote teams on a virtual whiteboard, without constraints.

Seamless sharing

Seamless sharing

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