Design Phase Recommended Path

Complete the design phase step by step

Transforming identified challenges into concrete solutions that are technically feasible and viable is the main outcome of the design phase. The resources presented will help you to get the most out of this phase. We suggest completing them in the order proposed below.

At the end of this guided path, you will have:

  • analysed different ideas to solve the identified challenges and selected the best ones to prototype
  • created a prototype to showcase how your idea should work
  • developed a target technical architecture for your proposed solution that addresses stakeholder concerns
  • received feedback about your solution ideas

Ideation

Ideation Guide
Generate ideas in structured, yet creative ways.
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Idea Napkin

Idea Napkin Describe your ideas from brainstorming and make them easier to prioritize.
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Prototyping Guide

Prototyping Guide
Learn to make ideas tangible and ready for validation by creating a model of how they might work.
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Vision Storyboard

Vision Storyboard
Create a visual story of how your proposed solution idea could be used in a future scenario.
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Feedback Grid

Feedback Grid
Get early feedback from users, stakeholders, experts and have a structured approach to derive learnings and insights. 
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Investor Pitch

Investor Pitch
Describe your solution and the problem it solves to present it to management and key stakeholders for sign-off.​
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Use Case Blueprint Diagram

Use Case Blueprint
Pivot from Design Thinking to Architectural Thinking by mapping user actions to architectural requirements such as applications, data and specific technical features.
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Baseline Solution Architechture

Describe existing applications and IT components relevant for the use case.Baseline Solution Architecture
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Solution Concept Diagram

Solution Concept Diagram
A high-level representation of the aspired solution via Architecture Building Blocks.
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Solution Realization Diagram

Solution Realization Diagram
A technical description of the aspired solution via Solution Building Blocks.
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Architectural Decisions List

Architectural Decisions List
Document your architectural decisions and reasoning.
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Conceptual Data Diagram

Conceptual Data Diagram
Describe information objects processed by the architecture.
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Software Distribution Diagram

Software Distribution Diagram
Shows how Architecture and Solution Building Blocks are distributed across the IT infrastructure.
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Congratulations, you have finished the design phase!

Continue your innovation journey with the methods from the Deliver Phase