Define Your Future Solution
Set and align expectations about a solution
The goal is to set and align expectations about a solution that a team envisions by visually exploring the added value for business and customers.
The Vision Board method aims to help an innovation team set and align on their expectations about the solution or service they envision. It is done at the very beginning of the project, and its result can be used as a visual reminder of what needs to be achieved.
Define what your future solution should and should not be
Designers, Business Leads, other key stakeholders
Before You Start
- Use the Explore phase to select the best innovation opportunities
- To make sure that you have identified and selected the best innovation opportunities according to your company’s strategic goals and objectives, we recommend you use the the Explore phase methods suggested here:
Recommended Path: Explore
Materials you will need
Templates for Download
Templates for Virtual Collaboration
Designing the vision board for your project includes several steps. We recommend completing them in one session.
Before the workshop, the facilitator can change the questions in the colored tiles according to the topic at hand.
Read the 6 Questions
The exercise starts with reading the 6 questions.
Before the workshop, the facilitator can change the questions according to the topic at hand.
Brainstorm answers to the questions
After reading the questions, the exercise continues with 20 minutes of silent brainstorming: Find one empty space for each of the 6 areas. Mark the areas with your name, so that you can easily find your notes again.
Then answer the questions by posting sticky notes, images or icons into the spaces with your name.
Present answers to the rest of the team
Each participant presents his/ her answers to the rest of participants.
Cluster the answers
As a team, cluster the answers.
You can either conduct the clustering one question at a time or sub-teams can cluster the answers in parallel.
Prioritize the clustered ideas
The team defines priorities by voting on the clustered answers. Conduct a separate vote for each of the 6 areas.
In case you want to save some time, you can also conduct one voting session for all the six areas. In this case, advise participants to equally distribute their votes to the six areas.
You can refer to the vision board again and again throughout your project to remind yourself what your project vision is about.