Looking for creative ways to run a Data Analysis & Brainstorming session

25 Jul 2009 - 1:01am
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Sally Abolrous
2009

I'm planning a 3 hour meeting for my team to:
- read through stories of our 3 field observations and 7-8 phone
interviews and identify tasks, pain points, and insights
- build an affinity diagram
- brainstorm design ideas for our product (which we don't know
anything about yet)

This is a new team and this is our first project together. I've run
similar sessions in the past with other teams (not covering so much
though), but I'd like to learn more about how other people are
running sessions like these and if anyone has any good tips/advice to
ensure success.

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25 Jul 2009 - 7:29am
Chauncey Wilson
2007

After your team has worked through the data, you could have them pair
up and do some braindrawing which is visual brainstorming of ideas or
pieces of ideas related to your data. The brainstorming could involve
different types of sketches including some workflow diagrams, features
that emerge from your data, or features ideas.

If this sounds interesting, I can send you some more details.

Chauncey

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 7:01 PM, Sally Abolrous<sallya at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I'm planning a 3 hour meeting for my team to:
> - read through stories of our 3 field observations and 7-8 phone
> interviews and identify tasks, pain points, and insights
> - build an affinity diagram
> - brainstorm design ideas for our product (which we don't know
> anything about yet)
>
> This is a new team and this is our first project together. I've run
> similar sessions in the past with other teams (not covering so much
> though), but I'd like to learn more about how other people are
> running sessions like these and if anyone has any good tips/advice to
> ensure success.
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27 Jul 2009 - 9:15am
Sally Abolrous
2009

Thanks Chauncey. That does sounds like a great idea and I would love
more detail.

Sally

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27 Jul 2009 - 6:05pm
AlokJain
2006

Sally,

Phil Mckinney - one of the executive at HP has a wonderful podcast
abut innovation where he also talks a lot about brainstorming. There
were some fun exercise as a prep to brain storm which help open up
the mind and think out of the box.

I don't have the specific podcast links handy but checkout
http://www.killerinnovations.com/blog/ there is some really good
material.

Alok jain (AJ)

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