A process of developing and launching a successful mobile product is long and has many features which can influence the results. The most important feature which changes successful mobile application development services is proper planning. Therefore, if you don’t know anything about your business intentions and the reason for launching a mobile product or value proposition, then it will become difficult to design and develop a useful product which can address both business and user needs.

Design and discovery session will help your business to set product goals, understands the utility of the mobile app, prioritizing different features and adding the right aspects to your minimum viable product.

So, below are the given guidelines for impressive product design and discovery.
• Building product strategies
• Defining a product
• Visualization
• Prototyping

Step 1: Building a Product Strategy

Setting a Goal
The foremost thing one has to do is to decide why he/she wants to make a product and what is a deciding factor for setting a goal for building a product. However, once the goal has been decided, then it will become easy to identify the strategy of making a product. Therefore, you should note down the challenges which you are expecting to face.

Consider Obstacles as Opportunities
Issues identified in the existing product or process should consider as the opportunity statements. It helps to show that if a problem takes more than an hour for processing a customer’s request, then the probable opportunity could find better solutions for minimizing the processing time for customer request.

Experts Assistance
Once you have completed with mapping the entire process, then you need to find the experts for seeking guidance or assistance. There are numerous available options, and it would be wise if you find the professionals according to your business objectives. While teaming up with experts, make sure to check whether they are using the existing product or they are taking part in the existing service. Because an only professional expert knows the current trending process as well as which area needs improvement.

Minimum Marketable Features
It helps in prioritizing one value proposition where the value of the product can be defined in multiple ways such as cost saving, brand awareness, customer loyalty, revenue generation or competitive advantage. It also helps to understand the number of functionalities which your product needs to bring value in your MVP.

Step 2: Define the Product

Prioritize the Features of Your MVP
In this stage, you and your product team is working hard on generating, capturing and prioritizing the prime feature of your minimum viable product. So, make sure that you list down all the features which you are looking to incorporate in your mobile app development because this helps to keep your MVP less cluttered. Therefore, you should only include the core feature of your product.

User Journey
With the help of visual representation, you can stay focused on the group of end users and their experience with your product. So, it is essential to think about how the final product can fit into your users lives right from the first moment. Therefore, an end user journey will also help you to understand whether you have any gap in your thought process or not.

Step 3: Visualization

Mapping Out the User Journey
In the stage, you should be mapping a complete visual solution of both end-user interface and user-experience to understand, if the solutions are meeting the user's needs or not. This step will also help you understand the flow for app prototyping, which is the subsequent phase of product discovery.

Step 4: Prototyping

How to build a Prototype
Given phase involves a clickable version of your mobile application. You can even use the storyboard as a basis in order to build a clickable and build-able sample for the product experience to demonstrate how it must perform.

Validating the Product
Right after completion of the prototype, you must begin to validate the final product by conducting user testing. There you can organize a focus group to collect honest feedback on your product where the focus group can also consist of an internal team member. So, ensure that you receive feedback on your app prototype. This way you understand the user interaction with your app, if they are dealing with the given issue or what they are feeling about their experience.

So, for wrapping up the guidelines as mentioned earlier will help to make your mobile application development successful as well as it will initiate in offering right support for product development.

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Author's Bio: 

Vivek Ghai has over 18 years of experience in software services industry. He is the founder of a software company specializing in web and mobile application development. He has hands-on experience in operations, digital marketing and business development in the technology industry. He advises start-ups and also is a technical co-founder for few of them.