4.1. ASSOCIATION

Complete the template, creating a whole flower focused on  the challenge in which you are working. Answer the following questions for inspiration and write your answers in the petals to create the flower.

 

Let’s remind ourselves about what we already know!

 

– What do you associate this challenge with?
– What type of aspects does the challenge have?
– What does the challenge remind you of?
– Think about other important aspects related to the challenge!

 

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4.2. 5W + 1H

To gain a deeper understanding of the challenge you can try to answer the following questions: What?, Why?, Who?, Where?, When? and How?.  These answers will help you to know more about the topic.  

 

Here you have some support questions to help completing all the main questions. You don’t have to answer all of them, because in some cases, some questions would not have sense to be answered.

 

SUPPORT QUESTIONS:

WHAT? WHO? WHY?
What is the problem?
Who wants it?
Why do you want it?
What can be done?
Who would want it?
Why is it necessary?
What is being done?
Who uses it?
Why is it that way?
What happens?
Who should use it?
What do you need/want? Who does use it?
HOW? WHERE? WHEN?
How to do it?
Where is it done now?
When to do it?
How is it done?
Where could it be done? When do you want to use it?
What are the characteristics
that have to be satisfied?

 

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4.3.STAKEHOLDERS

When analysing the challenge, it is also important to identify which people are involved in your challenge in any way. These people are called stakeholders. Try to identify all these people and complete the mind map of the stakeholders in the diagram below.  

 

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4.4. BRIEFING

You have arrived at the last part of the exploration phase! So, it is time for decision making about how you want to face the challenge. What kind of new design will solve your challenge?

 

Answer the following questions and describe in a sentence the objective of the new design. This sentence will be the design brief.

 

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