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Thanks for buying a copy of the book. Below you will find PDF downloads and links to books and other resources I mention in the book.
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Created at Nine Labs, here’s how the Empathy Map, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Model Canvas all fit together.
Dozens of proven interview questions you can use to understand your customer and their needs.
Our go-to deck for defining your brand ethos.
Keeping track of time can be hard when you're thinking about other things. The MOD Timer keeps you on track.
You will want a lot of whiteboard or other workspace for drawing and collaborating. You should consider getting:
When doing customer interviews and other work sessions you'll want a reliable way to record the audio. This recorder is easy to use and has built-in USB to make transferring audio files to your computer nice and easy.
Nothing beats having a stockpile of quality black markers. You'll use these for exercises on whiteboards and on paper. The thick tip keeps your drawings and sketches loose and keeps you from trying to add too much detail. Get at least 12.
These are great for sketching on your sticky notes or regular paper. The wider point keeps you from trying to get too detailed. It's good to have a few colors on hand for making notes or marking up sketches.
We recommend yellow sticky notes for most things, but colored notes will help you keep things organized for some of the exercises. One box of assorted colors will be enough to get you started.
Using colored dots is a fast and simple way to make notes or groupings, vote on ideas, and create basic visual heat maps during some of the exercises.
No need to buy fancy paper. You'll just use it for quick notes and sketches. You can buy some here or just steal some from the nearest copier. One ream is probably more than enough for now.
This is a great notebook to have on hand when it's time to do paper prototyping. It gives you 6 screens per page which is enough for a simple workflow or to show several options of one screen.
Field Notes brand notebooks have been our go-to for over a decade. They're just the right size and the dot grid paper (important - get the dot grid) makes it super easy to take notes or create simple sketches.
Nothing too fancy, but you want the stuff that's sticky enough to stay on the wall over and over again, because you'll probably be moving things around a bit.