Learn how to improve the quality of your design ideas by getting input from every team member. Rather than building a product based on your first idea, it's better to explore multiple options. See how ideation techniques like design charrettes make sure that every team members' ideas are recognized, sparking new and better ideas that you can incorporate in to your final design.
- Now you've turned your customer research into tools…that you can use to help you build a product…that people would really want to use.…You have your experience map, your pain points,…your goals, and your personas.…It would be a shame to waste all this effort…by just going ahead and building the first idea…that comes to mind from the research.…That's because your first idea isn't likely…to be your best one.…Getting together as a team…and building off each other's ideas…is much more likely to give you an optimal solution.…I like to get the team together to do an ideation exercise.…
In this environment, every team member spends some time…coming up with multiple different ideas on their own.…Once they've had some time, maybe just 15 minutes,…to quickly sketch out their ideas,…everyone takes it in turn to share what they drew…with the rest of the group.…Some of these ideas may be crazy,…but even those can inspire other people…to come up with workable solutions…they may never otherwise have considered.…Having everyone in the room is fun,…
Along the way, you'll learn who should be involved, what activities you need to perform, and how to observe users, come up with great ideas, test solutions with prototypes, and plan development. Plus, discover how to avoid the common issues that can get in the way of a successful design thinking session, and the traps that people fall into when using the process for the first time.
- Assembling a team
- Finding a location
- Watching real users
- Mapping the customer journey
- Identifying pain points
- Coming up with good ideas
- Testing ideas with real customers
- Planning development
- Understanding the benefits of design thinking