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Turn ‘lightbulb moments’ into delightful products...

Kingdom Code
September 14, 2015

Turn ‘lightbulb moments’ into delightful products...

Can't code... but have an awesome idea? Or even if you can code... Learn how to take your big, gorgeous, fluffy idea and turn it into sharp, lean, actionable thinking in 60 minutes.

Kingdom Code is hosting the Ideation Meetup on Monday, 14th September, 7pm, at the wonderful Impact Hub in Piccadilly.

Whether you can code or you can't - come and learn from the best about 'design thinking' and ideation.

Workshop led by Ben Welby (http://bm.wel.by | @bmwelby)

Kingdom Code

September 14, 2015

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  21. GDS @bmwelby But we have a captive audience.

  22. GDS @bmwelby We have no competitors.

  23. GDS @bmwelby And our VC is Her Majesty’s Treasury

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  28. GDS So how can we turn ‘lightbulb moments’ into delightful

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  29. What is the user need?

  30. GDS Exercise 1 (7 minutes)

  31. GDS @bmwelby In 60 seconds pitch your ‘big, gorgeous, fluffy

  32. GDS @bmwelby For the rest of the evening each group

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  33. GDS Part 2, discovery

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  35. GDS What problem does it solve? @bmwelby

  36. GDS Who will it help? @bmwelby

  37. GDS Exercise 2 (10 minutes)

  38. GDS @bmwelby In your groups define:
 the what
 the problem

    the who
  39. GDS @bmwelby As a…
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  40. GDS Part 3, validation

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  42. GDS Not quite... @bmwelby

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  44. GDS And that’s a dangerous place to be @bmwelby

  45. GDS The reckon might be right but you need to

    validate it @bmwelby
  46. GDS @bmwelby “Great designers don’t fall in love with their

    solutions. Great designers fall in love with the problem.” Jared Spool (@jmspool)
  47. GDS And you do that by falling in love with

    your users @bmwelby
  48. User research is crucial

  49. GDS Exercise 3 (5 minutes)

  50. GDS What’s going to go into your research? @bmwelby

  51. GDS Part 4, maps, measurements and boundaries

  52. GDS Maps @bmwelby

  53. GDS Customer Journey Mapping @bmwelby

  54. GDS @bmwelby A graph showing the user’s journey by capturing

    the different elements involved in meeting the need
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  58. Build services, not websites

  59. GDS Measurements @bmwelby

  60. GDS How will you know that what you've done is

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  61. GDS What will you use to measure your impact on

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  62. GDS @bmwelby How will you measure the product you end

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  63. GDS @bmwelby You can’t measure everything

  64. GDS @bmwelby Whatever you measure and whatever you report needs

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  65. GDS @bmwelby Avoid vanity numbers

  66. Know your ‘one metric that matters’

  67. GDS Boundaries @bmwelby

  68. GDS Are there any legal restrictions? @bmwelby

  69. GDS What are your practical limitations? @bmwelby

  70. GDS What is out of scope? @bmwelby

  71. Do less

  72. GDS Exercise 4 (15 minutes)

  73. GDS In your groups propose the mapping, measuring and the

    boundaries for your idea @bmwelby
  74. GDS You can either all do it together or individuals

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  75. GDS Exercise 5 (2 minutes per team)

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