The second day. Now that we have made on Monday us a quite good picture of what we actually want to achieve it is time today a few thoughts and approaches to work out. What do we want to do to answer our problem question? We need ideas, as many as possible and as diverse as possible. Let’s get started.

Tuesday morning – We let ourselves be inspired

When we have met in our workroom on the second day, we take another look at yesterday’s work. On the working wall hang our expert interviews, a board with many thoughts on How Might We maps and a large board with our Sprint Map. While we review the day, we let ourselves be directly inspired by what we have achieved and let our thoughts run free. Thoughts that come to us in this moment must be put directly on paper. Can we perhaps think of a solution that we should pursue? Then hold on right away. If the thoughts come a little to a standstill we can help a little with appropriate methods and exercises. For visualization we should have a pinboard or a whiteboard at our disposal.
At this moment we just collect. We collect as many ideas as possible. Everything we can think of. An evaluation should not take place here yet. We will finish this part with a board full of ideas and solutions for our problem.

Preparing ideas

The evaluation takes place now. Now let’s take a closer look at the ideas. We take a look at the board and start sorting the ideas a little. Are there similar or similar ideas. Are there approaches which are not realizable, in the sense of unrealistic. It can also be helpful to determine some favorites here. This works best with colored glue dots that can be glued to the cards. Now that we have created a bit of order, it’s time to move on to the next step.

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Mix and Improve

Since we have already defined a small group of favorites, it’s worth taking a closer look at them now. We take the best and perhaps also most rewarding ideas and place them on a new board.
We now want to continue working on these. What would an appropriate solution look like? Is the implementation realistic? We collect our thoughts on the ideas and begin to work on the approaches further.

Sketches

The collected information should now be visualized. With the help of small sketches, the steps and events in our solution approach should be visualized. But the whole thing has to move within an appropriate framework. A solution should be explainable in four or eight steps. You can fold a sheet of paper as often as you like to have four, six or even eight fields available. It is not about creating a work of art. It should be effective and easy to grasp. Simple sketches are perfectly sufficient. The necessary steps and events should be represented. Best as a small storyline.

These worked out solution approaches are now hung up and describe so now our further procedure. All these activities should now in addition, already the largest part of the available time today should now also be used up. Wednesday it goes on.

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