The Roadmap Dashboard is a step-by-step guide to take your project from concept to market! We've conveniently provided resources and tools needed to handle every twist and turn you'll encounter on your road to success!
The dashboard is available to you after a project has been created. To access this, simply view your profile and select a project. On the right side under your content editor options you will see "View Roadmap Dashboard".
Figure 1: View Roadmap Dashboard
Once you click on this, you are taken to the Project Roadmap Dashboard. Here you will see quite a few tools that can be used to assist you in the process of taking a project from concept all the way to market.
Figure 2: The Project Roadmap Dashboard
The navigation on your left side is used to view each step. Simply click on the area you wish to work on and dive right in! The progress bar mirrors your actions in the checklist, it will move forward or backward as items are checked and unchecked.
Figure 3: The Dashboard Navigation shows where you are in the Project Roadmap process
The To Do checklist is your ultimate guide. Each step of the roadmap has its own checklist. These checklists consist of each area we recommend be completed to ensure a detailed plan of attack.
Figure 4: The To-Do List for the Prototyping portion of the Project Roadmap
The descriptions are shown underneath the step you are working on. You can view this by clicking on the item name, in this example "Prototype Enclosure".
Figure 5: The Description for the “Prototype Enclosure” step
Your progress will be saved as you continue to update each checklist, so you can come back at any time - you'll never be lost!
Figure 6: How the updating trackers work
Pro tip: Don't skimp on detail, be thorough and do your research!
While you cruise along the roadmap you'll notice each category has videos and articles pertaining to areas of interest. These are valuable resources to keep you informed and motivated. Adafruit's LadyAda has put together a video series called "From Maker to Market", which is also a great resource! This detailed video series is highly recommended as you'll hear the pro's take on taking a product from concept to reality, and you’ll uncover some helpful hints along the way!
Figure 7: The "From Maker to Market" video series is awesome! We recommend you watch each video to gain a better understanding of what to focus on, and what's coming in the road ahead.
Don't forget to check out the Resources and Tools provided along the way, located under the To-Do List.
Figure 8: Resources are also available under the To-Do Checklist.
The Roadmap Dashboard is a guide, but you control your destiny. Enjoy the process, learn as you go, and most importantly – have fun!
If you have feedback or experience problems with our dashboard please contact us.