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What's the difference between an entrepreneur or product manager that finds the right idea, brings stakeholders on board, and effectively communicates their vision and one that doesn't? A prototype. Yes, the ability to make prototypes can work wonders with your startup or organization. A prototype allows you to not just imagine a product, but make it real. No more spreadsheets or vague verbal descriptions. Show your users and your team exactly what you want and get taken seriously.
Whether you're a solopreneur or part of a larger organization you need to be able to effectively turn ideas into real, tangible working demos. This course is focused on giving you, the digital professional, the ability to rapidly assemble and deploy working web and mobile prototypes in just a few hours. The best part about this course is that we're going to do it without code. No programming, no technical books to study, no distractions from what you do best.
Web and marketing agencies
There's no course like this online. I'm going to walk you through how you can take an idea, conceptualize the requirements, and roll out a polished and professional prototype, without touching any code.
If you're trying to be successful online, do yourself a favor and learn this incredibly valuable skill.
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|Section 1: Introduction (75 minutes)|
Join the party! Network with other entrepreneurs & students
Crash course terminology
What is a wireframe? What is a prototype?
High fidelity and low fidelity
Understanding why we use wireframes and prototypes
Picking a tool
Important things to understand beforehand
Following the construction path
Section 1 review material
|Section 2: Coming up with details (30 minutes)|
Coming up with a strategy
Coming up with the scope
Section 2 review material
|Section 3: Building our low fidelity version (167 minutes)|
Intro to sketching
Materials for sketching
Sketch it out part 1
Sketch it out part 2
Upgrade to a tool: getting started with Pidoco
Get used to the features in Pidoco
Create a quick sitemap upfrontPreview
The site elements to start with
Handle images in Pidoco
Add and control layers in Pidoco
Alternative: Use Balsamiq part 1
Alternative: Use Balsamiq part 2
An example project created in Balsamiq
Creating the low fidelity version of the Happy Hour app
Section 3 review material
|Section 4: Creating an interactive prototype (61 minutes)|
Getting it designed and polished
Why I don't use HTML/CSS
Adding interactivity to your prototype
Collaborators and reviewers
Creating the tablet version
Section 4 review material
|Section 5: Prototyping and beyond (6 minutes)|
Keep the learning goingPreview
Let me hear your feedback
Section 5 review material
Hi, I'm Evan Kimbrell. Thanks for checking out my course.
Currently, I'm the Founder and Director of Sprintkick, a full-service, referral-based digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the past four years I've overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from two-man bootstrapping startups to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, and GNC.
Prior to Sprintkick I worked as a VC for a new firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firm's expansion into Silicon Valley and into the Consumer Web tech category.
In the long long ago, I was a co-founder for an educational software startup called ScholarPRO that raised a ton of money and then spectacularly blew up (in the bad way). Before it exploded like the Death Star, I went through five tech incubators (yes, five): Tech Stars, Excelerate Labs, MassChallenge, Babson Venture Program, and Sparkseed.
I'm an avid Airbnb host for the Fisherman's Wharf district of San Francisco. My space has the #1 search ranking for my area, has hosted over 200+ people, and is currently booking out 18 months in advance. I've helped multiple hosts get their properties listed and their prices per night maximized. Results range from an extra +50% in price for established hosts and +400% for brand new hosts.
Hope you enjoy my courses!