Drafting Guidelines

Precursor: This methodology is to be used in conjunction with your already existing precepts. By all means innovate upon and improve to fit your needs.

•    Before you start, draft in an open document with your ideas, whatever you can brainstorm.

•    If possible, use an editing program on your computer to complete the blank sections with codified, text blocks.

•    Start with the area of the business model canvas, that you are the least confident about. This way, you can always revisit that after you form the basis of the model on the other areas.

•    Keep in mind, that your first draft does not have to be the end-all formation.

•    Create another draft canvas, with visual representations of the various aspects of the model to use in parallel with your text canvas.

•    If you don’t have images to use, feel free to draw on a paper canvas with pictograms.

•    Start talking with peers about your business model and begin to understand the parts that you have disregarded, and what you need to build on.

•    After you have completed your text and visual draft and think that it could hold up to a group of people, combine them to solidify your argument.

•    To take your business model a step further, but not entirely necessary, you can think about what other creative mode of expression would be best for you to utilise as another representation of your ideas, like painting or sculpting.

•    You now should have compiled a version of modelling that you can be satisfied with to present to a larger audience. Now is the time to make a video presentation of what you have made and get feedback for the next steps in your business model development and start to conceptualise what is going to be in the next version.

Good luck and happy designing!

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