Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 15 – How to Make Toast

Asking clients to explain how nuanced and complex systems work can be a daunting task. Add to that the fact that each participant may have a unique approach to explaining a process, and you might just be left with a confusing workflow that’s missing key information.

“How to Make Toast” can help prepare your group for a larger activity like journey mapping or systems diagramming. It offers everyone the chance to agree on what is and isn’t helpful when it comes to describing a process. Read more on Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 15 – How to Make Toast…

Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 13 – Hopes & Fears

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If you’re new to the Design Thinking Toolkit, check out the introductory post to learn more about design thinking. For those who have been along for the entire ride thus far… gold stars for you! Our next lesson explores an exercise called Hopes & Fears.
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Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 9 – Rose, Bud, Thorn

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Rose, Bud, Thorn may be the most commonly used Design Thinking activity at Atomic due to its versatility and ease of use. Read more on Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 9 – Rose, Bud, Thorn…

Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 7 – Competitors & Complementors Map

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The Competitors/Complementors Map is an excellent way to visualize a company’s or product’s place in its industry’s competitive landscape. It also reveals how products can compete with or complement one another.
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Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 6 – Card Sorting

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Card Sorting

Card sorting works by presenting participants with a set of pre-made cards and asking them to prioritize or organize them into groups. In the context of user research, you might be trying to understand what motivates a user most (or least). And for information architecture, you might want to see how a user might sort navigational items in groups to build-out an IA. Read more on Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 6 – Card Sorting…