To continue growing and providing new values, products or services to our clients, the creation process is essential, whatever the business in question. This is why there have been so many methodologies that promote collaborative and creative teamwork. One of them is Design Thinking. You still don't know him? Well, read this post carefully with the pointer method that large companies are already using. In addition, we will explain how to take them to the limit with the collaborative whiteboard Google Jamboard.
What is Design Thinking?
The Design Thinking It is a methodology that aims to solve problems creatively, thinking like the user to find new perspectives and points of view.
It consists of the following steps:
In this first step, it is important that you understand the needs and environment of your users. For this, you must put yourself in their place and generate solutions that solve their problems. In this process, ideas should not be judged.
[TIP JAMBOARD ]: Connect with your team to the Google Jamboard (remember that it can be edited from any device) and create a mind map with key concepts and possible relationships. Write it directly on the board using colors to prioritize ideas.
Once you have a list of ideas, you should choose those that add value the user and give different points of view of the problem. The problems we find will be key to the innovative solution we provide.
[TIP JAMBOARD ]: Carry out a selection by classification. Write on your board the list of ideas and define some interest criteria for your project, such as price, innovation or scope. place a post it virtual in each criterion and ask your team to put a score individually. At the end, make a sum with all the scores and keep the highest.
The time has come to seek solutions to our problems. To do this, we must think of as many options as possible so as not to stay with the first one. It is for this reason that it is very important not to judge any idea and write them all down.
[TIP JAMBOARD ]: Carry out brainstorming, the creative technique par excellence. One of the most effective ways is to use images, whether they are drawings or photographs, that are related to your concept or solution. You can also add words.
Once we have found the most innovative solutions, we have to prototype them. This will help you visualize the idea and make it more palpable. In addition, we will also be able to see in what aspects it can be improved and everything that can be rethought to make it more effective.
[TIP JAMBOARD ]: To prototype your solution, we recommend that you first draw it on your jamboard with as much detail as possible. When you have your prototype drawn, you can always go one step further and make a physical mockup.
As soon as we have our prototype made, it is essential to carry out a test. This phase is one of the most important, since it will be verified if our solution is really effective or not. Thus, we will be able to see aspects to improve, errors to solve and deficiencies of our solution.
[GOOGLE TIP]: In this case, it will no longer be necessary to use the Jamboard. However, you can make a user experience evaluation, helping you Google Forms. To do this, gather different users and ask them to make use of your prototype. Subsequently, make a poll to know all your impressions and your degree of satisfaction, and collects all this data to analyze it.
At this point, it's time to launch our solution! Remember that having a lateral thinking and be the best of creatives possible is essential for any company that wants to differentiate itself from the rest. For this, a good collaboration among your team it's key. Our advice is that you try to make the most of all the collaborative tools that you have at your disposal and take into account new devices that favor it.