Ideate - Converge
Going from problem to opportunity
Our key takeaway from session 6:
We spend time in the ideation to explore many different possibilities before landing on any one idea
Theory and Resources
There is a
difference between ideas and aspirations
Aspirations keep the design process stuck,
ideas gain support and commitment
Early convergence in ideation is about
continuing divergent thinking
The 5 'Hows?'
The 5 How’s - A tool for translating ideas into aspirations
Click below to download the tool
Complete these tasks before the next session:
Test your Top Seed Ideas with anyone who’ll listen!
Do some ideation with some of your problem end-users and stakeholders
Do some convergence to sift out ideas with potential from what you generate with end-users and stakeholders
Test additional seed ideas if you have time
Connect with your critical friend
Do a reflective exercise with your team
Note: Try meet 15 minutes before your session to make time for this - we will share back our reflections with the larger group at the beginning of each session.
How are you progressing?
What are we noticing?
How are we feeling?
What is emerging?
What questions are we walking into the next session with?
Interested in more resources and theory? See below for useful tools, articles and resources.
Need idea’s for your ideation workshop? Hyper Island Workshop Toolkit
Designing for Public Services
More on the Ideation process
The Co-design Program is run by Peer Academy, who specialise in peer learning & co-design.