Lean UX Canvas

Lean UX Canvas Template

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

About the Lean UX Canvas template

What is Lean UX?

Lean UX is a tool that helps your team dissect and solve your business problems by hypothesis and experimentation. 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. So, Lean UX demands closer team collaboration than traditional methods. The Lean UX canvas empowers you to work in rapid, iterative cycles without giving up quality. 

When to use Lean UX canvas

Lean UX canvas is beneficial during project research, design, and planning—especially the discovery phase. When your team is 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 time. Luckily, Lean UX helps you deliver a high-quality user experience without sacrificing efficiency. 

Benefits of using Lean UX canvas

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

8 factors of Lean UX canvas

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

  1. Business problem:

  2. What problem is the business having that needs help?

  3. Business outcome:

  4. What changes in user behavior will you need to see in order to know that you have solved the problem?

  5. Users and customers:

  6. What users and customers should you prioritize?

  7. User benefits:

  8. What goals are your users trying to achieve, or what problems are they trying to solve?

  9. Solution ideas: 

  10. List the product, features, or enhancements that help your target users achieve their desired goal.

  11. Hypothesis:

  12.  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.”

  13. Assumptions:

  14. 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?

  15. Experimentation:

  16. Brainstorm the experiments you would need to run to test your hypothesis or hypotheses.

Create your own Lean UX Canvas template

Miro’s whiteboard tool is perfect for creating and sharing your Lean UX canvas. Here’s now to do it:

Step 1: Get started by selecting this Lean UX Canvas template.

Step 2: Fill out our fully customizable template step by step, going from the Business Problem quadrant to the Experiment Ideas quadrant. 

Step 3: Next, fill out the User quadrants by uploading user interviews, surveys, usability studies, and more. This process is truly seamless thanks to Miro integrations with Google Drive, Sketch, Dropbox, Adobe CC, and more. 

Step 4: Fill out the Product quadrants to answer assumptions that the Business quadrants posed and confirm needs that the User quadrants exposed. 

Design efficient, useful solutions and experiences with your team—share your board with others and discuss it in real-time.

Lean UX Canvas Template

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