At thoughtbot we strongly believe in using user-first design as a guiding principle in business strategy and the evolution of the right product. For a team to be successful in achieving innovation, they should have the framework to collect lots of ideas, explore those solutions through rapid prototyping and end up with an actionable, feasible approach with clear next steps.
Using design exercises as a springboard, your team will work through a problem or explore an opportunity and in parallel, be better equipped to use the Innovation Challenge framework moving forward.
It’s powerful to bring in lots of perspectives and our design exercises allow everyone to be heard but also guarantees a path forward. Being able to embrace ideas from upper management or explore what feels like a complex problem doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Having a repeatable process for working through ideas makes sure decisions and progress are made.
Using a repeatable framework also minimizes time spent and maximizes the overall investment. Not only are you getting to a decision faster, but also landing on a solution as a team that finds the right balance of creativity, customer impact, and engineering feasibility.
- Embrace new ideas and creative thinking
- Quickly validate with customers and identify the right next step
- Save time and money by efficiently making decisions as a group
Watch thoughtbot Design Director Jaclyn Perrone facilitate a live, unscripted Lightning Design Jam with the product team at HBR
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