Design: Recommended Path
Complete the design phase step by step
The main objective of the design phase is to transform identified challenges into concrete solutions that are technically feasible and viable. The steps proposed below will help you achieve this.
At the end of this guided path, you will have:
- analysed different ideas to solve the identified challenges and selected the best ones to prototype
- created a prototype to showcase how your idea should work
- developed a target technical architecture for your proposed solution that addresses stakeholder concerns
- received feedback about your solution ideas
Generate ideas in structured, yet creative ways.
Download Ideation Guide
Describe your ideas from brainstorming and make them easier to prioritize.
Learn to make ideas tangible and ready for validation by creating a model of how they might work.
Download Prototyping Guide
Create a visual story of how your proposed solution idea could be used in a future scenario.
Validate your Business Model
Create a robust business model for your solution so it can be successfully deployed at scale.
Describe your solution and the problem it solves to present it to management and key stakeholders for sign-off.
Use Case Blueprint Diagram
Pivot from Design Thinking to Architectural Thinking by mapping user actions to architectural requirements such as applications, data and specific technical features.
Baseline Solution Architechture
Describe existing applications and IT components relevant for the use case.
Solution Concept Diagram
A high-level representation of the aspired solution via Architecture Building Blocks.
Solution Realization Diagram
A technical description of the aspired solution via Solution Building Blocks.
Architectural Decisions List
Document your architectural decisions and reasoning.
Conceptual Data Diagram
Describe information objects processed by the architecture.
Software Distribution Diagram
Shows how Architecture and Solution Building Blocks are distributed across the IT infrastructure.
Congratulations, you have finished the design phase!
Continue your innovation journey with the methods from the Deliver Phase