Entrepreneurs often worry about launching ‘that perfect product’ – which is full of features and of course, has a great user experience.
Talk to any failed venture and one thing that they will tell you is that they took too much time to launch the product. How minimum should your MVP be?
What shall you compromise on? The battle is always between beauty (UX/design) and the beast (feature set/use-cases).
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman
Today, we bring you the first version of products and how ugly (and dysfunctional) they looked.
The truth about great products is that they evolve. Continuously.
What did the original Macintosh look like? Boxy! It looked like the picture on the left. And the new one? A beauty!
What did the first commercial cell phone look like? The DynaTAC by Motorola was priced at $3995 and started selling in 1984(left). Nothing like the new Moto G isn’t it?
The Ford Model T, 1927, regarded as the first affordable American automobile used to look like this (left), not a bit as pretty as the new Ford Figo!
The first flight was a bare bones glider that the Wright brothers put together (some great engineering but no fancy stuff). Nothing like the swanky airplanes we see today.
One of the earliest television sets?
Why are we taking you on this trip?
To make a point: Don’t get stuck on perfection, the first version of your product doesn’t have to be pretty (ugly is cool!)