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Rapid Collab – A quick design method for creative collaboration

5 intensive days to focus on an idea.

Day one: Define the goal

– Why do we do this?

– Define the principal stakeholders

– Sketch the customer journeys for the stakeholders

Day 2: Inspiration and sketching

– Inspire: Demonstrate good ideas with simple sketches. They should inform about good solutions that are not necessarily linked to our service. Put them on the board, with the heading, sketch and source.

– Crazy 8s: Define areas of interest. Later you will sketch the proposals. You can do this together with others or for yourself.

– Present: Describe your ideas to the rest of the team and motivate your ideas. Think about what effect your interaction is to achieve.

– Refine: Sketch more in details the ideas presented on the previous activity.

Present. Refine again if necessary.

– On day 3 you will decide what to choose

Day 3: Choose and Storyboard

– Best chance to reach goal: Which ideas or part of the ideas have the best chance to reach the goal defined on day 1.

– Pin the ideas: Put them on the board, with a catchy heading and sketches.

– Like: Ask each of the team to like parts of all the ideas (motivate why if needed on a sticky note)

– Risk : Mark the parts of the ideas that you consider risky (motivate why if needed on a sticky note)

– Facilitator presents the results

• Storyboard

– Start – This is the first time your users are going to get in contact with your product.

– Work with what you already sketched on the previous days

Day 4: Prototyping

• Level of detail

– Papper, wireframes or pixel perfect?

• Wire framing

– Layout the product as wireframes

– Make them clickable

• Prototyping

– Define situations/cases to test

– No longer than 15 min

– Test the test

– Find respondents

– Plan to record the user test

Day 5: Test

• Test

– Choose respondents from the different target groups

– Test as many as possible. But at least 3 from every target group.

– Record the interviews

• The interview

– Friendly welcome with questions about the respondent. Remind that there is no wrong ways to do the test

– introduce the prototype

– Clear tasks to use the prototype

– Debrief

• Documentation

– Select relevant quotes from the interviews

– Make a top line report

– Use quotes to illustrate

• Presentation

– Demonstrate the prototype

– Show the results

– Illustrate with quotes

– Pick some relevant moments and show them as film