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Make the MVP

MVP means Minimum Viable Product (among other things). The minimum viable product is the first build that does something useful/fun (depending on what your user was going for).

I like to compare this to Petri Purho’s advice, “build the toy first”. Petri spent a long time making games in 7 days, and often found that building a “toy” – something that was fun in an unstructured way – was a great gateway to making a finished product.

Here are a few reasons I can think of:

So my tip of the day is “make the MVP”! Just make a thing! You can do it!

For more, read about the dictionary web app I made in a day, Defined

Written 2015-08-11