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Three patterns for user involvement in startups

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs, EuroPLoP 2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338479
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Period1/01/00 → …


Creating products in software startups consists of a great deal of uncertainty combined with little resources. Rapid validation of created solutions with the potential customers is essential to startups. However, often startups lack people with skills needed for the validation. We present three patterns that help in involving users to gain meaningful feedback and learning. First, the feedback has to be gotten from the right people and the right questions have to be asked. Furthermore, if the feedback is collected with a prototype, often called a Minimum Viable Product, users should be able to give feedback of the actual idea, not to any roughness caused by the immaturity and the prototypishness of the product.


  • Lean, Startups, User experience

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland