What supplies to you need to run a design thinking workshop? What kind of location works best? Watch this online video to find out the benefits of conference rooms far from the workplace, and just how many sticky notes you'll need during the course of a week.
- I've said that the design-thinking process…can take one intensive week to complete.…You're going to need a space you can use…for that whole time.…You'll be putting large sheets of paper…covered in sticky notes upon the walls.…You don't want to have to move those…at the end of every day to make room…for someone else's meeting.…The best locations tend to be conference rooms…at your work.…They're big enough to hold the 10 to 15 people…who'll be attending, and they're often set out…with both a presentation screen…and wall space for sticking things on.…
Training rooms are another good alternative.…If your team has a specific team area,…it's always possible to use that instead,…but there's one big issue.…It's too easy for them to start checking their email,…and running off to do other things.…People have to commit to being present…for the entire week.…Being present means not getting distracted…by Fantasy Football emails.…It's much easier to keep people focused…if they're away from their regular location.…One thing that's worked really well for me in the past,…
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