The purpose is to narrow down the solution space to the ideas that accommodate the criteria for the final solution. The participants will be voting for concepts by using stickers.
Tips to include participants who are not able to:
Concept proposals or ideas. All participants should be familiar with all concept proposals prior.
Concept proposals that have potential to be further developed.
- Understand all concept proposals
- Compare concept proposals according to criteria
- Choose which concept is the best contender for each criteria
Step by step:
Explain that it is time to narrow down the solution space by voting on the concept proposals in accordance to some criteria.
Make sure that all concept proposals are understood by the participants and that they are available to look at while voting.
You as a facilitator might have some criteria that you would like the final solution to live up to. Use these as guidindlies for voting and make the participants vote for one criteria at a time.
Ask your participants to vote for the concept that is e.g. most intuitive (5 min).
Ask the participants to vote for the concept in regards to another criteria and so on (5 min per criteria).
Give the participant different types of stickers for each criteria e.g. most intuitive could be a green sticker, second criteria blue and so on.
Provide an overview for the participants of the final result (5 min).
When doing this method you should consider:
Ask the participants to vote for their favorite besides voting for the predefined criteria.
It can be a good idea to define criteria together with the participants, as they would feel more engaged and taken serious.
If there is time, ask the participants to elaborate why they placed their sticker as they did after each round of voting.
If the participants are blind and therefore have to remember how each concept proposal is it will be beneficial to have a limited number of concepts for them to vote between. The more concepts they have to remember the higher the risk is for them to mix them up.
Stickers – one type of sticker/color for each criteria the participants needs to vote for.