Design thinking makes us immerse ourselves in the problem space. This workshop will help us do just that.
A problem statement is a concise description of the problem that a project or initiative seeks to address. The problem statement identifies the current state, the desired future state and the gaps between the two. A problem statement mapping exercise is a powerful tool to communicate a baseline understanding of what the team aims to achieve and create alignment, critical to a seamless way of working.
This Interacts template creates a collaborative space with sticky notes, word clouds, polls, and more to explore the following topics:
- Describe the overall problem we're solving for in one sentence.
- What are the tangible pain points being caused by this problem?
- Who is being impacted by or has an impact on this problem?
- If this problem is solved, what overarching objective is supported?
- What are the tangible success metrics to prove that the problem is being solved?
- What are the potential causes of this problem?
- What is your best idea for a potential solution to this problem?
- Next steps: What can we do tomorrow to start working towards a solution?
How to run this session
- Sign in to Interacts and create a new session.
- Scroll down and choose the Problem statement mapping template.
- You will notice a pre-populated session setup with all the relevant prompts.
- Add, edit, or remove prompts at your discretion.
- Click Save session, and that's it. You're ready to go.
The Problem statement mapping session usually takes 60 - 120 minutes depending on the team size and problem.