challenge

 

Use this tools to identify innovation challenges.
Understand the influencing factors that characterize your challenge.


 

Innovation Diagnostic Canvas
Innovation Diagnostic Canvas

This tool can be used to identify different challenges from various stakeholders. It is particularly useful when an organization want to start innovate without having a specific challenge in mind.

 

 

 

Challenge Abstaction
Challenge Abstraction

This tool is used when we already have a general understanding of the challenge. We want to understand the challenge environment or a potaential new challenge that derive from he initial challenge.

 

 

 

Challenge Profile
Challenge Profile

Creating a well defined challenge will help you to communicate with stakeholders. Harvest best ideas from collaborators and discard unwanted deviation from the scope. For each challenges identified design a challenge profile. The suggested challenge profile will help to determine challenge components.

 

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These ideation tools would helps you to open the door to multiple solutions to resolve your challenge.
Select the tool that fit the best your challenge profile.


 

Ideate Bridge

Idea Bridge

Among the 4 ideation methods proposed in this tool kit Idea Bridge is the most suitable to generate radically new ideas. Something that may change your business model or reach new markets. It is not suitable method for quick fixes.

 

Subtract

Subtract

Subtract is particularly useful to simplify processes and eliminate costs. An opportunity to offer something different by simplification. This ideation technique is suitable to re-design something that already exist and need to be refresh.

 

Idea Hacks

Idea Hacks

This ideation technique consists in replacing function or benefits by other. It create rich solutions by combining things that are apparently not related. Idea Hacks is particularly suitable to repair, fix things that are broken or does not work well.

Reverse Innovation

Reverse Innovation

This exercise requires participants to think the worst experience they could offer to their customers which seems to be contradictory to the principle of innovation. However it offers interesting insights to make things really different and contextually integrated.

 

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Now that you got many ideas, its time to Converge towards the best design solution.
Use this tools to understand which solution correspond the best to your challenge.


 

Idea Assessment Canvas

Idea Assessment Canvas

This canvas helps you to evaluate ideas and prioritize solutions for responding to the challenge. It has 3 Business categories and 3 columns of idea contribution. At the intersection of business line and idea contribution you will find a classical feasibility / impact matrix.

Idea Elimination

Idea Elimination

If you have lots of ideas the choice of development may become difficult. Idea elimination help to discard ideas that may looks genius but does not respond to basic organizational requirements. Go/No Go is a common practice for idea elimination.

Intelligent Sticky Note

Intelligent Sticky Note

While writing a business case about your business solution you may find difficult to retrieve connection with business honors, contribution to the concept solution and institutional values. To respond this challenge we use Intelligent Sticky note with a set of standard pictograms you can tick mark.

Conceptualization

Conceptualization

This tool helps you to find relationship between ideas, group them and create concept solutions. It is probably the most challenging task of the process where ideas get integrated into desirable working models. Concept solution must be seductive and unique.

 

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Explore various possibility of prototyping your idea.
Use the tool matrix to determine the nature of your design.


 

Goal Assessment
Goal Assessment

Ideas can be genius but in marge of institutional goals which make them irrelevant. With this tool you can assess each ideas with respect to institutional goals that maybe predefined within your organization or that you may want to define for your specific project.

Gain-Pain Assessment
Gain/Pain Assessment

This tool helps you to evaluate concept solution with respect to 2 factors; Organizational Goals and Implementation Constraints. After setting you goals and constraints. Evaluate your concept solution. Automatically discover what the best concepts are from the pain gain matrix.

Prototype Decision Matrix
Prototype Decision Matrix

This grid help you to sort solution ideas and assess what the concept solution is about. The solution will be a service, system, space or product, most probably a combination of those. Place solution ideas on the grid with respect to the nature of each ideas and idea contribution.

Prototyping Matrix
Prototyping Matrix

The highest score from Process Assessment is the primary process, the second highest score is the secondary process. Once you cross the values of your primary process and secondary process you discover the suggested process to develop your solution design.

 

Storyboard
Storyboard

The storyboard is a graphical technique that helps in understanding user tasks across a specific process of execution. It include picture or drawing that focuses on the user experience. Storyboard can be used to describe the current user experience as well as the desired one.

Construction Iteration
Construction Iteration

The storyboard is a graphical technique that helps in understanding user tasks across a specific process of execution. E.g.: Driving through a fast food chain would include a sequence of tasks to reach the desired outcome for the user.

 

 

Conceptual Model

Conceptual Model

An exploration of the multiple possibilities a design could be. Functional and aesthetical preference, model of interaction. It is mainly the same design but seen from different angles in such way that stakeholders can take an informed decisions.

 

System Map

System Map

A way of representing complex ecosystem, when many micro system are interdependent. System map focuses on the “big picture” to provides an understanding about stakeholders relationship with systems, policies, technology and target.

Mockup

Mock-up

Initially mock-ups can be of very low quality. But as designers understand better the volumes and functional aspects of the product the mock-up can be of higher quality. A mock-up is used to demonstrate what a product or space will be after industrialization.

Service Image

Service Image

A unique picture that describe at once all the interaction possibilities with the design. The service image illustrate the main functions of a product, service, system or space. Graphic design helps in presenting the design in a compelling manner.

 

Experience Prototype

Experience Protoytpe

The experience prototype aims in materializing a series of touch points with the user in such way that we can understand what the experience will be. From the experience prototype designers discover new insights they need to take for account in the design of a Product, Service, System or Space.